Hilary J. Holbrow
International Research Fellow
June 18, 2018, 15:00 - 17:00
January 18, 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
|2014.01-2017.05||Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA|
|2011.08-2013.12||Master of Arts, Sociology Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA|
|2008.09-2009.06||Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies, Yokohama, Japan|
|2003.09-2004.04||Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (formerly Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies)|
|2001.09-2005.05||Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, Boston University, Boston, USA|
Hilary Holbrow is Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Sociology Department at Harvard University and an International Research Fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies. Beginning in January 2021, she will be Assistant Professor of Japanese Society and Politics at Indiana University. Her research focuses on diversity in Japanese firms. She examines how Japanese firms integrate women and highly skilled foreign workers, and how they can create a positive work environment for employees of all backgrounds. As Japan's population declines, this research illuminates how Japanese firms can best attract, retain, and use a diverse workforce to maintain their existing advantages amidst intensifying global competition.
Dr. Holbrow earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. She is a member of the US-Japan Network for the Future and has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, as a Coordinator for International Relation for Japanese local government in Okinawa, and as a Press Assistant at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Her research has received support and recognition from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Fulbright Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Blakemore Foundation, and the Center for Economy and Society, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the East Asia Program at Cornell University.