- 05.04.2013 Kyoko Shinozaki gave a talk, entitled "Invisibility contested: religious practices as 'migrant citizenship from below'" at the conference on Transnational Spaces and Gender in Paderborn.
- 13.03.2013 Kyoko Shinozaki gave a paper on "Religious practices as 'migrant citizenship from below'" at the Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2013 in Oxford.
- 08.10.2012 Kyoko Shinozaki, Ph.D.'s new article appeared: Kyoko's most work entitled "Transnational dynamics in researching migrants: self-reflexivity and boundarydrawing in fieldwork"
is now being published in <Ethnic and Racial Studies>, 35(10): 1810-1827 (Special Issue on Methodologies on the Move: The Transnational Turn in Empirical Migration Research).
This article was nominated for the shortlist of the Goethe-Institut's Interculture Award 2012: Sociology.
Kyoko Shinozaki, Ph.D., will convene a hands-on methodology workshop on "Doing qualitative research on transnational care work/ers"
at Utrecht Summer School, Global Migration and Development (July 2-13)
For further inforamtion click here.
18.06.2012 European Works Councils as Actors in the Process of Structural Transformation of the Automotive Supply Industry
The findings of the on-going research project "European Works Councils as Actors in the Process of Structural Transformation of the Automotive Supply
Industry", financed by the German Hans Böckler Foundation, were presented during "GERPISA - The International Network of the Automobile" on
29.05.-01.06.2012 in Cracow, Poland. Following the theme of the 20th International Colloquium "Structuring new automotive industries, restructuring
old automotive industries and the new geopolitics of the global automotive sector", the research team, represented by Ludger Pries and Valentina Mählmeyer,
presented a paper on "Managing Complexity: European Works Councils of Diversified 1st Tier-Suppliers". In comparison to the findings of the preliminary
research project "The European Works Council: A Transnational Organization? Typology, Negotiation Results and Context Conditions of European Works Councils
in Selected Companies in the European Automotive Industry" (2007-2010), financed by the German Research Foundation, the European Works Councils (EWC) in the
automotive supply industry have a lower degree of communication, authority and expertise. Furthermore, they also achieve a lower output that is not only
reflected by the activities of the EWCs as well as by the number and quality of the concluded agreements to such "hard" topics as company restructurings,
but also by the quality of information and consultation. In the first step, by verifying the 'organisational (mis)fit' between the structures of the company
and its EWC, the connection between the structural premises and the low output of the EWCs could be proven. In the second step, this output was explained by
a number of further case-related independent variables. The presentation of the project team found a very interested auditorium and was discussed extensively.
The research project will be finished at the end of summer 2012.
21.05.2012 A research project proposal of Kyoko Shinozaki, Ph.D. "Gender and migration- related diversity statistics" is being approved.
It envisages generating much-needed cross data analysis on gender and international spatial mobility among young,
junior and senior scientists in the context that German higher education institutions are undergoing rapid internationalization.
The project, funded by the Ruth Moufang Fonds, is carried out at the Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
and Dr. Shinozaki will act as a coordinator of the project.