Ikegami, Eiko

Eiko Ikegami

Eiko Ikegami
PhD, Harvard University
Professor of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Comparative Historical Sociology; Japanese Society; Theory; Sociology of Culture
Eiko Ikegami’s research and teaching focuses on comparative historical sociology, Japanese society, and the sociology of culture. Her current work focuses on public spheres in comparative perspective, civility and state formation in Japan, and identities, network, and social change. She is also working on a book project with Karen Barkey (Columbia University) and Bin Wong (UCLA) regarding state transformation in China, Japan and Ottoman Turkey. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at the Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library. Before coming to The New School she held positions with Yale University and Nihon Keizai Shinbun (The Japan Economic Journal) in Tokyo. In 2003, she was elected to the chair of the Comparative Historical Sociology the section of the American Sociological Association.
Courses Taught:
Information Age: Internet & Society
Market, Capital & Culture: Intro to Economic Sociology
Sociological Imagination II
Sociology of Religion & City
Recent Publications:
Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and Political Origins of Japanese Culture. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Bito Reisetsu no Kizuna. Tokyo: NTT Press Shuppan, 2005.
Meiyo to Junno. Tokyo: NTT Press Shuppan, 2000.

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