M.A. in Dept. of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Ph.D. in Dept. of Area Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Food Studies, American Studies, Cultural Geography
Project Research Fellow, "Americas & the Pacific" Unit, Educational Project 5, Cultural Diversity and Imagination, IHS Program (2014.1-2015.3)
current position (2015.4-)
Articles in Books:
- Cook, Ian, Peter Jackson, Shoko Imai, et al. 2013. "Food’s Cultural Geographies: Texture, Creativity & Publics." In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography, edited by N. Johnson, R. Schein & J. Winders, 343-354. Oxford: Blackwell.
- Imai, Shoko. 2015. "Umami Abroad: Taste, Authenticity, and the Global Urban Network." In The Globalization and Asian Cuisines: Transnational Networks and Culinary Contact Zones, edited by James Farrer, 57-78. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Juried Academic Articles:
- Imai, Shoko. 2010. "Nobu and After: Westernized Japanese Food and Globalization." In Globalization, Food and Social Identities in the Asia Pacific Region, edited by James Farrer. Tokyo: Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture.
- Cook, I., K. Hobson, S. Imai, et al. 2011. "Geographies of Food: Afters." Progress in Human Geography vol. 35, no.1 (Feb): 104-120.