Keiko Yamanaka

Yamanako, KeikoLecturer
Department(s): Department of Ethnic Studies | Global Studies
101 Stephens Hall
Office Hours (Fall 2018) Wednesdays, 12:10-1:00pm, and by appointment – 130 Stephens Hall


Keiko Yamanaka, a sociologist, is a Lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the International and Area Studies Teaching Program (IASTP) at the University of California, Berkeley. In these departments, she teaches: AS 151, “Asian American Women: Theory and Experience” in Asian American Studies (Ethnic Studies); and AS 10, “Introduction to Asian Studies,” and AS 150, Section 1, “Migration and Multiculturalism in Asia,” in Asian Studies (IASTP). In her research, she has studied transnational migration and social transformation in Japan, focusing on two contrasting immigrant populations in central Japan: authorized resident Brazilians of Japanese ancestry and unauthorized Nepalese. In recent years she has investigated feminized migration in Asia, and civil actions by, and on behalf of, migrant workers in East Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. Currently, she is conducting a comparative study on contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the formation of immigration policies in Japan and Korea. She has published journal articles and book chapters from these studies.


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