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Tokunaga Tomoko

Faculty of Human Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Research fields
Sociology of education
Research keywords
Anthropology of Education
Comparative Education
Immigrant and Education
Multicultural Co-existence
Border Crossing
United States
Research projects
Creating Ibasho and Empowering Immigrant Youth: Using Community-Based Participatory Research2018-04 -- 2021-03Tomoko TokunagaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Study Abroad Students’ Identification Practices, Motivations, and Learning Evaluations: Examining Heterogeneity and Fluidity2017-04 -- 2020-03Gregory PooleJapan Society of for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Creating Ibasho for Immigrant Children: Community Engagement and Collaboration in Japan and the United States2015-04 -- 2018-03Tomoko TokunagaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Ethnography of Constructions of Home for Asian Immigrant Children in Japan and the United States2013-04 -- 2015-03Tomoko TokunagaJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grants-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Career history
2019-04 -- (current)University of Tsukuba Faculty of Human Sciences, Division of Education Assistant Professor
2018-04 -- 2019-03Gunma Prefectural Women's University Faculty of International Communication Lecturer
2015-01 -- 2018-03Keio University International Center Project Assistant Professor
2014-03 -- 2014-08University of Massachusetts Boston Visiting Scholar
2013-04 -- 2014-12Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow (International Christian University)
2010-08 -- 2012-06University of Maryland, College Park Office of Diversity and Inclusion Intergroup Dialogue Program Specialist
Academic background
-- 2013University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education Doctoral Course
-- 2012University of Maryland, College Park Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Doctoral Course
-- 2007University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education Master Course
-- 2005University of Tsukuba 第三学群 College of International Studies
2012-12Ph.D. (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)University of Maryland, College Park
2007-3M.A. (Education)University of Tokyo
Licenses and qualifications
2005-03First Class Teaching Certificate (junior high school, English)
2005-03First Class Teaching Certificate (senior high school, English)
2008-06Social Researcher Certificate
2008-06Expert Social Researcher
Academic societies
2008 -- (current)Association for Asian Studies
2009 -- (current)Comparative and International Education Society
2010 -- (current)American Educational Studies Association
2012 -- (current)American Anthropological Association
2015 -- (current)Japan Comparative Education Society
Honors & Awards
2019Young Scholar Book Award, Japan Society of Educational Sociology
2013Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Early Career Fellowship Award
2013Japan Society of Educational Sociology (JSES) International Award
2013American Educational Research Association (AERA), SIG: REAPA, Outstanding Dissertation Award
2008Fulbright Fellowship, Graduate Study
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
Other articles
  • [Book Introduction] Tomoko Tokunaga, Learning to Belong in the World: An Ethnography of Asian American Girls
    Comparative education/(58)/p.162, 2019-03
  • Possibilities and Constraints of Immigrant Students in the Japanese Educational System
    Background Paper Commissioned for Global Education Monitoring Report 2019, Migration, Displacement and Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls, 2018
  • Moving Beyond Intercultural Exchange
    Jyugyo zukuri network/(27)/pp.26-31, 2017-10
  • Youth, Asian American
    Tokunaga Tomoko
    M.Y. Danico (Ed.). Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia/2/pp.973-978, 2014-09
  • Filipina Immigrant Girls’ Lived Experience in Japan
    Tokunaga Tomoko
    Asia Pacific Memo/#134 , 2012-02
  • Learning from the In-Between Spaces of Filipina Immigrant Youth in Japan
    Tomoko Tokunaga
    Research Connections: An Annual publication from the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity/pp.12-15, 2011-03
Conference, etc.
  • 越境する若者の「日本」をめぐるマルチサイテッド・エスノグラフィー:日本とアメリカを生きる「アジア系」移民女性
    德永 智子
  • (Un)Learning Forms of Knowledge and Positionings: Dialogic Autoethnography of Transnational Female Academics in Japan
    Tokunaga Tomoko
    Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association 2019/2019-11
  • 定時制高校における参加型アクションリサーチの可能性と課題-居場所づくりの協働実践をふりかえる-
    德永 智子
  • Diverging Academic Trajectories of Immigrant Students in Japan: The Possibilities of In-and-Out of School Policies and Practices
    Tokunaga Tomoko; Nukaga Misako
    Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society 2019/2019-04-16
  • Multicultural Team Ethnography as Border-Crossing Practice: Reflections from Two ‘Returnee’ Academics at a Japanese University
    Imoto Yuki; Tokunaga Tomoko
    Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies 2019/2019-03-21
  • Exploration of Collaborative Ibasho Creation Project with Youth in Tokyo: Using Participatory Action Research
    Tokunaga Tomoko
    Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association 2018/2018-11-16
  • Ibasho Creation and Chinese Immigrant Youth in the United States
    德永 智子
    29th Annual Conference of Intercultural Education Society of Japan/2018-06-09
2019-10 -- 2020-01Education IVUniversity of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences
2020-01 -- 2020-01Sociology of EducationUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-10 -- 2019-12Research Methods in Education IIUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-09 -- 2019-09Sociology of EducationUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-12Sociology of Education IUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-12Sociological Inquiry into Education IUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-06Sociology of School EducationUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-12Seminar on Sociology of EducationUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-12Seminar on Sociology of Human CoexistenceUniversity of Tsukuba
2019-04 -- 2019-12Seminar on Education for Human CoexistenceUniversity of Tsukuba
Other educational activities
2020-01 -- 2020-02筑波大学インクルーシブ・リーダーズ・カレッジ:ダイバーシティ時代の共創型リーダーシップを学ぶ「第Ⅲ期外国人労働者と多文化共生」講師筑波大学エクステンションプログラム
2019-09 -- 2019-092019年度第1回FD 講演会「研究成果を海外に発信しよう:留学、国際学会での発表、英語論文作成」University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, Doctoral Program in Human Care Science
2019-07 -- 2019-07令和元年度筑波大学研究室体験学習講師茨城県立竹園高等学校
2019-07 -- 2019-07令和元年度教員免許状更新講習講師「学校を巡る近年の状況の変化:マイノリティと教育」University of Tsukuba
2018-11 -- 2018-11群馬県立女子大学公開講座講師「多文化共生と教育」群馬県立女子大学
2018-10 -- 2018-10平成30年度帰国・外国人児童生徒教育及び国際理解教育担当指導主事等連絡協議会講義講師「グローバル社会を生きる移民の子どもと教育:エンパワメントを目指して」文部科学省
2018-08 -- 2018-08平成30年度教員免許状更新講習講師「多文化共生を目指した学校教育」上智大学
2017-08 -- 2017-08平成29年度教員免許状更新講習講師「多文化共生社会のなかの学校:『内なる国際化』論から考える」明治学院大学
  • 多様な文化が混ざり合う場をつくる:「越境」から「出会い」へ
    德永 智子
    アーツカウンシル東京Tokyo Art Research Lab「思考と技術と対話の学校」ディスカッション3『ゆるやかに混ざり合う社会はどう生まれる?「違い」を「出会い」に変換する』/2020-02
  • Immigrants in Multicultural Japan
    德永 智子
    Japan Foundation Asia Center Forum "Designing Multicultural Coexistence Societies: An Asian Perspective"/2019-10
  • 多文化の若者たちの居場所づくりと大学の役割
    德永 智子
    アーツカウンシル東京・一般社団法人kuriya主催 「Betweens Passport Initiativeシェアリング・セッションー多文化な若者たちの居場所づくりそれぞれの現場から見えてきた今-」/2018-03
  • 移民の若者たちを取り巻く環境
    德永 智子
    アーツカウンシル東京・一般社団法人kuriya主催「Betweens Passport Initiativeシェアリング・セッション-学び合いからエンパワメントへ-」/2017-02
  • グローバル社会を生きる移民の子どものエンパワメント:アメリカのNPOの取り組みから
    德永 智子
    明治学院大学教養教育センター・社会学部共同プロジェクト「内なる国際化」に対応した人材の育成 第2回シンポジウム「内なる国際化」を考えるII-外国につながる子どもたちの教育について-/2016-10
  • グローバル社会を生きるフィリピン系女子生徒のライフコース選択:国際化と多文化化の狭間で
    德永 智子
Professional activities
2019-06 -- (current)INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SOCIETY OF JAPANVice Chair, Research Committee
2019-06 -- (current)International Journal of Qualitative Studies in EducationManuscript reviewer
2019-02 -- (current)SpringerBook proposal reviewer
2018-11 -- 2019-09THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGYCommittee member, Working Group on Research Ethics
2017-12 -- (current)JAPANESE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONCommittee member, World Education Research Association (WERA) 2019 Local Committee & International Exchanges Committee
2017-10 -- (current)THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGYCommittee member, Directorate of International Affairs
2017-06 -- 2019-06INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SOCIETY OF JAPANCommittee member, Young faculty exchange committee
2015-07 -- (current)Anthropology & Education QuarterlyManuscript reviewer
2015-06 -- 2019-06INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION SOCIETY OF JAPANEditorial member, Bulletin of the Intercultural Education Society of Japan
2014-09 -- 2015-09THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGYCommittee member, 2015 JSES International Award Committee
University Management
2019-04 -- (current)人間学群教育学類財務専門委員・学類運営委員
2019-04 -- (current)人間総合科学研究科教育学専攻(前期課程)ダイバーシティ・アクセシビリティ担当
2019-04 -- (current)教育研究科スクールリーダーシップ開発専攻SL副専攻長・1年担任
2019-12 -- 2020-01人間学群長選挙管理委員会委員
2019-12 -- 2020-01教育学類長候補者選挙管理委員会委員
Other activities
2019-06 -- (current)茨城NPOセンター・コモンズ グローバルセンター「グローバル・サポート事業」アドバイザー
2019-06 -- 2020-01Advisor, EYES for Embracing Diversity: Multicultural Coexistence and Art, Asia Center, Japan Foundation
2018-12 -- 2018-12東京都・アーツカウンシル東京・一般社団法人kuriya主催「Betweens Passport Initiative シェアリング・セッション」「『日本人』/『移民』を超えて:若者のリーダーシップを育てる」モデレーター
2017-01 -- 2017-01和光鶴川小学校公開研究会「『知りたい』『話したい』を育てる異文化・国際理解教育」共同研究者

(Last updated: 2020-03-30)