Akwi Seo

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Akwi Seo
Akwi Seo
Fukuoka Women's University
International College of Arts and Sciences Department of International Liberal Arts
Research funding number

Research Areas

  • Gender / Gender / 
  • Sociology / Sociology / Transnational Sociology, Gender Studies

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Associate Professor, Department of International Liberal Arts, Fukuoka Women's University
Aug 2013
Mar 2014
Visiting Scholar, Korean Women's Institute, Ewha Women's University
Apr 2010
Mar 2013
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University


Apr 1999
Sep 2006
Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Sep 1993
Apr 1995
Master Program, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Apr 1984
Mar 1989
Department of French Language and Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University

Awards & Honors

Aug 2013
Word and Gender Special Award, Gendai Nihongo Kenkyukai
Feb 2013
Creating a Subaltern Counterpublic: Korean Women in Japan and Their Struggle for Night School, Yamakawa Kikue Women's Studies Memorial Book Award, Yamakawa Kikue Memorial Society

Published Papers

Marriage migrant women's organizations and multicultural family policy in South Korea
Akwi Seo
The Studies of International Society   7 23-39   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Soin aux personnes âgées et construction de l'identité ethnique
Akwi Seo
Hommes et Migrations   1302 117-124   2013   [Refereed]
Formation of ethnic identity through elder care: An analysis of Korean women’s inter-generational solidarity in a day home in Osaka
Akwi Seo
Journal of Asian Women’s Studies   17 17-30   Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Soins au personnes  âeés et construction de l'identité ethnique
Akwi Seo
Hommes et Migrations, Cité Nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration   1302 116-124   [Refereed]


SEO Akwi
The Annual Review of Sociology   2001(14) 76-88   2001
This paper explores the effects of Canadian multicultural policy on the process of identity formation of Korean-Japanese immigrants. Major effects of multiculturalism on this ethnic minority group are as folloes, (1) ethnic revival (2) the encoura...

Books etc

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms
Akwi Seo (Part:Contributor, Toward Postcolonial Feminist Subjectivity: Korean Women’s Redress Movement for “Comfort Women”)
Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press   Dec 2017   ISBN:9780824866693
Handbook of Community Studies
Akwi Seo (Part:Contributor, Korean Community in Japan)
Jul 2017   ISBN:9784861105388
Creating Subaltern Counterpublics: Korean Women in Japan and Their Struggle for Night School
Akwi Seo
Trans Pacific Press & Kyoto University Press   Feb 2017   ISBN:9784814000890
徐 阿貴, Kamada Yuri
Kyoto University Press, Trans Pacific Press   2017   ISBN:9784814000890
Akwi Seo
Ochanomizu Shobo   Feb 2012   ISBN:9784275009685

Conference Activities & Talks

Women and Korean laborers in Chikuho coal mines
Akwi Seo
24 Nov 2018   Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center
Multicultural Community Buildings by Marriage Migrant Women in Korea
Akwi Seo
World Social Science Forum 2018   27 Sep 2018   
Marriage Migrant Women’s Political Agency in Korean Multiculturalism
Akwi Seo
National Women's Studies Association   17 Nov 2017   
Gendering of Multicultural Policy: Struggles of Marriage Migrant Women in Korea
Akwi Seo
3 Sep 2017   International Society for Gender Studies
Between Nation and Gender: Transition of Activism by Korean Women in Japan [Invited]
Akwi Seo
Research Conference entitled Sex, Gender, and Society: Rethinking Modern Japanese Feminisms, Emory University, USA   19 Apr 2013   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Akwi Seo
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2005 - 2008    Investigator(s): Ruri ITO