This project seeks to understand why we experience inequality and insecurity in the ways we do at different times and places. Drawing on 14 months of ethnographic research and interviews with 98 young adults, this research shows how different pace of institutional changes shape subjective impacts using a lens of comparison.
2019. “Precarious Regular Jobs in Japan” Japan Forum (Online first) — Link to the paper
- 2018-2019 Graduate Student Best Paper Award, Department of Sociology, UHM
Hope and Reality: Coming of Age in Times of Inequality in Japan and South Korea — book manuscript in preparation
“Reluctant-Commitment or Practical-Adjustment?: Commitment to Competition for Elite Universities in East Asia" — Under review; draft available upon request
(With Dr. Myungji Yang) “Pace of Institutional Changes and the Sense of Injustice among Millennials in South Korea and Japan ”— Under review; draft available upon request
(With Wonjeong Jeong) “Intergenerational Differences in the Support of More Rigorous Tax Policies”