Curriculum Vitae

ROBERT MOOREHEAD

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EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS/EMPLOYMENT

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • 2012. “Remedial Language Education and Citizenship: Examining the JSL Classroom as an Ethnic Project.” Pp. 98-116 in Language and Citizenship in Japan, edited by Nanette Gottlieb. London: Routledge.

 Book Reviews

Manuscripts in Preparation

  • “(In)Competent in Japan: Analyzing Japan’s Ethno-Racial Hierarchy Through the Field Researcher’s Positionality.” Article manuscript in progress.
  • “Meet Me in the Middle: The Selective Assimilation of Japanese Peruvian Immigrants in Japan.” Article manuscript in progress.
  • Caught in the Middle: The Assimilation and Education of Peruvian Children in Japan. Book manuscript in progress.

Other Publications

  • 2001. Survey to Determine the Status of Domestic Violence in the State of California. Sacramento, CA: Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Listing of authors: Hendricks, Colleen, Robert Moorehead, Diane Carlson, and Richard Fernandez.
  • 1992. Cómo controlar su frustración: Una clase para personas que atienden a un familiar enfermo. Palo Alto, CA: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Listing of authors: Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores, David Arguello, Carmen Johnson, Robert S. Moorehead, and Theresa Polich.
  • 1992. Controlling Your Frustration: A Class for Caregivers. Palo Alto, CA: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Listing of authors: Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores, Jonathan Rose, Margaret Florsheim, Frank Gantz, Paulette Jacome, Susan Del Maestro, Laura Peters, David Arguello, Carmen Johnson, Robert S. Moorehead, Theresa Polich, Margaret Chesney, and Larry W. Thompson.

ACADEMIC AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2013-14. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University
  • 2012-13. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University
  • 2011-12. Faculty Research Grant, Ritsumeikan University
  • 2009. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
  • 2008. Dissertation Award, Institute for Governmental Affairs, University of California, Davis.
  • 2008. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
  • 2007. Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
  • 2005-06. J. William Fulbright Graduate Research Fellowship, United States Department of State.
  • 2005-06. Dissertation Research Grant, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program.
  • 2005. East Asian Studies Graduate Research Grant, University of California, Davis.
  • 2004. Research Grant, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis.
  • 2004. High Pass on Qualifying Examination in the areas of Race & Ethnicity, and Community & Urban Sociology, University of California, Davis.
  • 2001. Summer Research Fellowship, University of California, Davis.
  • 2000-01. Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Davis.

INVITED TALKS

  • 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Aichi Prefectural University Symposium on Relations with Foreign Residents. Nagakute, Japan. October 15, 2006.
  • 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Osaka City University Ethnic Community Research Colloquium. Osaka, Japan. October 7, 2006.
  • 2006. “‘It Takes a Village to Raise a Child’: Paternalism and Education of Foreign Children and Parents in Tokai-chō, Japan.” Graduate Seminar in Sociology. Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan. July 5, 2006.
  • 2006. “At the Back of the Class: Educating Peruvian Children in Tokai-chō, Japan.” Interdisciplinary Faculty Colloquium. Aichi Prefectural University, Nagakute, Japan. June 4, 2006.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION

Papers Presented

  • 2012. “Who Am I Here? Lessons from Negotiating the Presentation of Self in Fieldwork in Japan.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Annual Meeting. Kyoto, Japan. December 1.
  • 2012. “Meet Me in the Middle: The Selective Assimilation of Peruvian Nikkei into a Cosmopolitan Middle Ground.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Spring Workshop. Osaka, Japan. April 22, 2012.
  • 2011. “Remedial Language Education and Citizenship: Examining the JSL Classroom as an Ethnic Project.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, USA. March 13, 2011.
  • 2011. “Learning from Positionality: Contrasting Cases, Stereotype Threat, and Cultural Capital in Fieldwork in Japan.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, USA. March 11, 2011.
  • 2010. “Passing It On: Immigrant Children, Japanese Schools, and the Reproduction of Inequality.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Oakland, USA. April 10, 2010.
  • 2009. “Passing the Test: Questioning the Loyalty of Japanese-Peruvian Immigrants in the Ethnic Homeland.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. August 8, 2009.
  • 2008. “Constructing Good and Bad Foreigners: Ethnic Identity Work by Peruvian Migrants in Central Japan.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, USA. August 4, 2008.
  • 2007. “Ethnic Boundary Enforcers: Conceptualizing Japanese Teachers’ Treatment of Migrant Latino Parents.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York, USA. August 13, 2007. A version of this paper also presented at: Cultural Typhoon Nagoya. Nagoya, Japan. June 30, 2007.
  • 2006. “Peruvian Parent Interventions into a Japanese School: Fighting Back at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Culture.” Anthropology of Japan in Japan Annual Meeting. Tokyo, Japan. October 22, 2006.
  • 2005. “Re-Constructing Japanese Identities: Ethnicity, Gender, and Heterogeneity in Japanese Sojourner Identity.” Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium, University of California, Davis, USA. March 5, 2005.
  • 2004. “Education Abroad and the Sojourning Experience: Re-Constructing Japanese Identities in America.” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. April 14, 2004.
  • 2003. “‘I will always be Okinawan’: The Rise of Ethnic Identity for Okinawan Sojourners in America.” California Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Berkeley, USA. Nov 7, 2003.

Discussant

  • 2008. Session on Making Boundaries, Place and Policies. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Portland, USA. April 12, 2008.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 Ritsumeikan University (2011-present)

  • Global Studies Seminar: Imagined Communities
  • Immigration
  • International Migration
  • International Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introductory Seminar
  • Japanese Society
  • Race and Ethnicity in the Modern World
  • Race and Mass Media
  • Race and Ethnicity in the United States (graduate course)
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Skin Color in Global Perspective (graduate course)

University of California-Davis (2001-2011)

  • As Lecturer/Associate Instructor (2008-2011):
  • Capstone Course on Internship and Field Research
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Research Methods
  • Sociological Theory
  • As Teaching Assistant (2001-2008):
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Immigration and Opportunity
  • Self and Society
  • Sociological Theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Research Methods

Nagoya Bunri Junior College (now Nagoya Bunri University) (1995-1997)

  • Introductory English

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • 2003-04. Research Assistant for Bruce Haynes, University of California, Davis. Coded focus group interviews using ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software.
  • 2002. Research Assistant for Xiaoling Shu, University of California, Davis. Analyzed statistical data.
  • 2001. Research Analyst, California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Sacramento, CA. Performed a survey of efficacy of training program for first responders to domestic violence calls.
  • 1990-95. Research Coordinator, Older Adult and Family Research and Resource Center, Stanford University School of Medicine. Managed multiple multi-year research projects in geropsychology, including recruiting subjects, performing interviews and assessments in English and Spanish, managing databases, and coordinating a multi-site project developing a bilingual (Spanish-English) workshop for caregivers of family members with dementia.

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

  • 2008- Manuscript and book reviewer for the journals Contemporary Sociology, Pacific Affairs, Race Ethnicity and Education, International Migration, Social Science Japan Journal, and Sociological Quarterly.

DEPARTMENT/UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Ritsumeikan University

  • 2011- Reviewer for the journal Ritsumeikan Annual Review of International Studies.
  • 2011- Undergraduate Admissions Committee.

University of California-Davis

  • 2010. Keynote speaker, and discussant for session on Race, Ethnicity, and Social Relations, at annual, graduate student-organized Sociology Research and Development Conference. September 22, 2010.
  • 2003-04. Sociology Department Computer and Library Utilization Committee.
  • 2003-04. Sociology Department Graduate Student Professionalization Committee.
  • 2002-03. Sociology Department Course Evaluation Review Committee.
  • 2002 International Orientation Counselor for Services for International Students and Scholars.
  • 2001-02. Co-Chair, Graduate Students in Sociology Association.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • 2013. Media interview on use of social networking among Japanese youth for French newspaper Libération. Article to be published in August 2013.
  • 2010. Guest lecturer in Japanese class at Davis Senior High School. Davis, USA.
  • 2006. Radio interview in Spanish on challenges facing foreign children in Japanese schools for the program “La Hora Latina,” on Aihoku Radio, 84.2 FM. Inuyama, Japan.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish: Speaking (fluent), Reading (fluent), Writing (fluent).
  • Japanese: Speaking (advanced), Reading (good), Writing (good).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Sociological Association (Sections on Asia and Asian America, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Community and Urban Sociology, and International Migration)
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • Anthropology of Japan in Japan
  • Nagoya Association for Multicultural Studies

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