Shoko IMAI

Project

Educational Project 5: Cultural Diversity and Imagination

Position

Project Assistant Professor

Profile

Academic Background:

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.

Academic Interests:

Food Studies, American Studies, Cultural Geography

Career Background:

Project Research Fellow, "Americas & the Pacific" Unit, Educational Project 5, Cultural Diversity and Imagination, IHS Program (2014.1-2015.3)

current position (2015.4-)

Publication

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.