教員紹介プロフィール

総合人間科学部 社会学科 准教授

ホメリヒ カローラ

Carola HOMMERICH

E-mail:hommerich "at" sophia.ac.jp("at"は@)

URL:https://researchmap.jp/hommerich/

主な授業担当科目・現在の専門分野

Undergraduate classes: Sociology of Happiness, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Principles of Sociology; Graduate classes: Sociological Methods, Seminar on Social Change

Field of specialization: Social and Subjective Wellbeing, Social inequality, Crosscultural comparison

最近の研究分野・テーマ等

Social and Subjective Wellbeing

Social Stratification and Status Identification

Risk society

経歴に関する項目(学歴・職歴・受賞歴等)

2008: PhD in Sociology from the University of Cologne, Germany (Dr. rer. pol.)

2008 - 2015: Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo

2015 - 2019: Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University

2019 - present: Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University

Awards: 2017 - Award for Outstanding Education by the President of Hokkaido University (北海道大学教育総長賞、優秀賞)

教育・研究活動、社会貢献・その他の社会的活動

“Can I keep up with everybody else?”, “Does society need me?”, “Does a non-regular employee or a housewife also count as full member of society?” How people think about these and similar questions is what I look at in my research on social belonging. I analyse how and why people struggle to feel as part of society. I believe that this topic is especially relevant in a society like Japan, whose self-image has drastically changed over the past three decades, from an all-inclusive “mass middle-class society” to that of a highly stratified “gap society”.

My research focuses on how people evaluate their own place in society, on whether their objective living situation matches their subjective experience and how that affects subjective wellbeing as well as attitudes and behaviour - in Japan as well as in other societies. As a core member of the “Stratification and Social Psychology (SSP) Project”, amongst other projects, I am part of a network of sociologist who empirically investigate these relationships.

主な著書・論文・調査研究報告等

Carola Hommerich & Toru Kikkawa, 2019: Movement behind the Scenes: The Quiet Transformation of Status Identification in Japan. Social Science Japan Journal 22(1):11-24.

Nate Breznau & Carola Hommerich, 2019: No Generalizable Effect of Income Inequality on Public Support for Redistribution among Rich Democracies, 1980-2010. Social Science Research 18:170-191.

Carola Hommerich & Tim Tiefenbach, 2018: The Structure of Happiness: Why Young Japanese Might be Happy After All. In: Heinrich, Patrick; Galan, Christian (eds.): Being Young in Super-Aging Japan. Formative Events and Cultural Reactions. London: Routledge, pp. 132-149.

David Chiavacci & Carola Hommerich (eds.), 2017: Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan. Transformation during Economic and Demographic Stagnation. (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series).

Carola Hommerich & Tim Tiefenbach, 2017: Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation, Journal of Happiness Studies, doi:10.1007/s10902-017-9859-9.

所属学会

International Sociological Association (ISA) , 日本社会学会 (The Japan Sociological Society), German Sociological Association (DGS), German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF), German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (日独社会科学学会), Japanese Association for Statistical Mathematics (JAMS), European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)

研究・教育方針(研究指導・演習の特色等)モットー

For me, sociology is a tool that helps us understand the world we live in and need to act in every day. Sociological theories can assist us in making sense of things we experience on a daily basis. An understanding of sociological research methods is helpful in being able to judge information we are presented with in the media or elsewhere. This direct applicability is what makes sociology so fascinating to me.

学生に一言(教員からのメッセージ)

That most of my classes are in English, that should not discourage students who are not native speakers. My classes are not English language seminars, but classes in sociology, so the only thing that counts is that you can get your point across – whether your English is correct or not does not matter.

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