Between Brazil, Japan and the US: The global and local of education, diversity and inequality
As a researcher, I specialize in international comparative education, educational policy, immigration, race and ethnic relations . My primary topics of research include teachers of immigrant students, transnational migration, Japanese-Brazilian communities in Brazil and Japan.
My first task in the support of immigrant students came when I was a teenager in the form of serving as translator for a new student in a nearby school when I myself had just moved from Brazil to Japan. I went on to study education and obtain teaching certificates for secondary education. I taught and also served as immigrant student counselor in Japan. I then moved to the United States to specialize in international educational policy analysis and also the investigation of immigration, race and ethnic relations.
Teacher Education & Evaluation
Transnationalism & Immigration
Race & Ethnicity in Schools
School of Education
Department of Sociology
PhD Student, Education Policy Studies (International Comparative Education) and Sociology
Graduate School of Education
Class of 2010
M.A., International Educational Administration and Policy Studies
Faculty of Education
Class of 2005
B.A., Educational Studies
Teacher's license in English as a Foreign Language and Japanese as National Language