Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

FARRER James

Professor
Sociology

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests:
My research focuses on urban life in Shanghai and Tokyo, including cuisine, nightlife, migrant communities, and urban sexual cultures. In teaching sociology at Sophia, my emphasis is developing students’ hands-on skills in qualitative research, encouraging them to use original data to write about social phenomenon while incorporating insights from previous sociological research.

Email: j-farrer[at]sophia.ac.jp
Website: http://sophia.academia.edu/JamesFarrer
Tel: 03-3238-4066
Office: 10-503

Selected Publications

Books

Journal Articles

  • *James Farrer and Anna Greenspan. 2015. “Raising Cosmopolitans: Expatriate Families Navigating Shanghai's Local Schools” Global Networks 15(2): 141–160.

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
SOC210
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL THEORY
Autumn
SOC310
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Not Offered
SOC316
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Spring
SOC439 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Autumn