Julian Dierkes, University of British Columbia

Associate Professor Institute of Asian Research Sociology Vancouver, British Columbia jdierkes@interchange.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-6237

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Bio/Research

Julian Dierkes is an assistant professor and the Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research at the Institute of Asian Research. He is a sociologist and has done research in comparative political sociology, the sociology of education, and economic sociology focusing on Germany, Japan, and North America....

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Bio/Research

Julian Dierkes is an assistant professor and the Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research at the Institute of Asian Research. He is a sociologist and has done research in comparative political sociology, the sociology of education, and economic sociology focusing on Germany, Japan, and North America. His dissertation examined institutional determinants of constructions of national history in postwar middle school in Japan and the Germanys. Results from this research have appeared in edited volumes and in GenŠøses: Sciences Sociales et Histoire. In the field of economic sociology, Julian is collaborating with Frank Dobbin (Sociology, Princeton) in a project that examines changes in the organisational structure of large U.S. corporations. They hope to expand this project to a comparative framework. Finally, Julian is beginning a new project that will examine the role of "shadow education" in the transition from secondary to higher education in Japan and elsewhere. Julian co-chairs the "Identities" network of the Council for European Studies.



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