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   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 2004/11/01
Degree Acquisition
Michigan State University, PhD
2. 1995/11/01
Degree Acquisition
University of Bath, MSc
■ #Professional Background
1. 2006/04~2007/03 Assistant Professor, International Christian University College of Liberal Arts
2. 2007/04~2011/03 Associate Professor, International Christian University College of Liberal Arts
3. 2011/04~2016/03 Senior Associate Professor, International Christian University College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences
4. 2016/04~ Professor, International Christian University College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences
5. 2022/01~ Visiting Professor, Center for Digital Green-innovation, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
■ #Present Specialized Fields
Sociology, Sociology of Science (Key Word:food safety, social studies of biotechnology, trust) 
■ Profile
Dr. Yamaguchi specializes in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of agriculture and food, and science and technology studies. She has worked on a range of research projects examining the ways in which social reality is constructed in situations involving conflict and controversy; her primary focus as been the ways in which scientific knowledge is interpreted, reaffirmed and altered in day-to-day interactions between stakeholders attempting to exert influence in a situation, and how and why dominant interpretations give power to some stakeholders and not others. She employs qualitative research methods including in-depth interviews, focus groups, content analysis of textual data, and participant observations. She has examined social conflicts concerning GM cotton in India, nutritionally enhanced GMOs, BSE, nanotechnology in food, and functional foods. She is currently working on food safety/risk debates with respect to radioactive nuclides.
■ #Main Course Titles
Social Studies of Science, Sociology of Food and Agriculture, Qualitative Analysis in Sociology, Approaches to Sociological Research Link
■ #Books and Articles
1. Book Contested Discourses of the Use of Health Foods in Japan "Food Safety and Technology Governance" Edited by Kuei-Jung Ni and Ching-Fu Lin pp.185-200 (Collaboration) 2022
2. Book 「期待の社会学」  pp.208-209 (Single) 2021/08
3. Book 「STSのための質的研究」  pp.210-211 (Single) 2021/05
4. Article 「科学技術と社会の関係性を再構築するために」  pp.245-253 (Single) 2021/08
5. Article Faculty as reflective practitioners in emergency online teaching: an autoethnography "International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education" 18(1),pp.1-17 (Collaboration) 2021/05
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■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2021/09/22 Development and Utilization of Plant Biotechnology Crops for Food Security (Tsukuba Conference 2021)
2. 2021/08/03 Consortium Approach to Public-Private Partnership for Commercializing Genome Editing in the Context of Japan (Workshop on Investment in Modern Agricultural Biotechnology and its Socio-economic Impact on Livelihoods of Farmers in Asia Pacific)
3. 2021/03/17 (T-PIRC Annual Workshop)
4. 2020/10/31 新興技術と社会の複雑な関係をとらえる視座:期待の社会学 (The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Sociological Society)
5. 2020/08/19 The Depoliticization of Gene Editing Technologies, Narratives and Practices (Annual Meeting of the International Society for Social Studies of Science)
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■ #Lectures
1. 2010/12 Food Safety Debates on Functional Foods and Social Imaginery
2. 2008/12 Discourse and Practices in “STS” in Asia
3. 2005/04 Theories and Concepts for Understanding Agrifood Biotechnology Controversies in India
4. 2003/10 The Role of Expertise in Society
5. 2002/10 Conceptual Framework for Examining Agrifood Biotechnology Discourse
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■ #Academic Society Memberships
1. 2021/05~ 研究・イノベーション学会
2. 2013/04~2021/04 フードシステム学会
3. 2013/04~ The Japan Sociological Society
4. 2008~2018 Asia-Pacific STS Network
5. 2008~ European Association for the Studies of Science and Technology
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■ #Research Topics, Funded Research, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
1. 2021/09~  National Science Foundation - Gene Editing in Agriculture and Food: A Comparative Assessment of Trust and How Technologies of Trust and Sociotechnical Imaginaries  (Key Word : )
2. 2020/04~2025/03  「科学実践の基盤的活動とシャドウ・ワーク:科学社会学からのフレームワーク構築」  (Key Word : )
3. 2019/04~2024/03  「先端科学技術への信頼の社会学研究:生命科学の農業と医療への応用過程の比較を通して」  (Key Word : )
4. 2019/10~  JST - 食の未来を拓く革新的先端技術の創出  (Key Word : )
5. 2019/04~2023/03  SIP - 戦略的イノベーション創造プログラム(スマートバイオ産業・農業基盤技術)国民理解コンソーシアム  (Key Word : )
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■ #Committees and Societies
1. 2021/10/09~ Society for Social Studies of Science Member of the Program Committee 2022 ESOCITE/4S Joint Meeting
2. 2021/10/21~2023/03/31 三鷹まちづくり総合研究所 「持続可能な都市農業に向けた研究会」 座長
3. 2021/08/23~ MAFF Advisory Board for International Agrifood Technology Policies 2021 Advisor
4. 2021/07/01~ UK Economic and Social Research Council funded Research Project, Future Organisms: Synthetic Genomics and Responsible Research and Innovation in the UK, the USA and Japan, Jane Calvert (Primary Investigator) Advisor
5. 2021~ Program Committee of the 20th Anniversary Conference of Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies Chair
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■ #Websites
   Forecasting and Society: Social and Political Dimensions of "the Science of Forecasting"
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