About Me

Yuiko Fujita, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies,
The University of Tokyo

東京大学大学院情報学環 藤田結子研究室
113-0033 東京都文京区本郷7-3-1

Areas of Interest: Media, Culture, Globalization, Race and Gender, Labor.

Google Scholar Citations Yuiko Fujita

Email: yuikofujita4140@gmail.com

■ Education

2006 University of London, Goldsmiths, UK, Ph.D. (Communications)
2001 Columbia University, NY, USA, M.A. (Sociology)


Editorial Boards

  • The Sociological Review, UK (2021-present)
  • The Japan Sociological Review (2021-2023)
  • International Journal of Japanese Sociology, The Japan Sociological Society, Editor (2006-2015), Member (2016-2018)

Journal Referee

American Sociological Review, The Sociological Review, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Media Asia, Annals of Leisure Research, International Journal of Japanese Sociology, Japan Sociological Review, Journal of Mass Communication Studies, Journal of Cultural Anthropology, The Annual Review of Cultural Studies, Migration Policy Review, Journal of Labour Sociology

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association, USA (ICA)
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, UK (MeCCSA)




When I was a child, I lived in Maryland, near WashingtonDC in the US. I made friends from diverse backgrounds and found it easier and more enjoyable than elementary school in Japan, where everyone is expected to be/do the same. This experience led me to develop somewhat different interests from my friends in Japan, and I grew up with a sense of not perfectly fitting in the Japanese society. This experience has become the basis of my interests in research and hobbies (travel and hip hop/ R&B music).