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

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • James Farrer. 2019. “Happy and Unhappy Meals: Culinary Approaches to the Good Life in Shanghai” Becky Hsu and Richard Madsen (ed.) The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness: Meaning and Morality in Everyday Life. University of California Press, Ch. 4.

COURSES

Faculty of Liberal Arts

Course No Title 2022 Semester Offered
SOC226 THE GOOD LIFE: FROM SELF TO SOCIETY Autumn
SOC309
FOOD AND SOCIETY
Not Offered
SOC316
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Spring
SOC439 SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY AND GENDER
Autumn

Graduate Program in Global Studies

 Course No  Title  2022 Semester Offered
 AG528Z  QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS  Spring
 AG530Z  GLOBAL CITIES  Autumn
 AG714Z  ADVANCED STUDIES IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS  Spring
 AG716Z  ADVANCED STUDIES IN GLOBAL CITIES  Autumn