Professor Roger Goodman

Warden of St Antony's College

Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies

Anthropology and sociology of Japan and South Korea, comparative education and social welfare, anthropology of children.

Professor Roger Goodman lectures on contemporary Japanese society, on welfare and education, and on anthropological theory. He is the author, co-author, and editor of many books and has supervised over thirty successful doctoral dissertations in these fields since 1995. His main research interests lie in the education and social welfare systems of modern Japan.


Telephone: +44 (0)1865 274672

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Current DPhil students
  • The invention, gaming, and persistence of the hensachi (‘standardised rank score’) in Japanese education

  • Worsening work conditions and rising levels of job satisfaction? Measuring the Happiness of Academics in Japan

  • The happiness of Japanese academics: Findings from job satisfaction surveys in 1992 and 2007

  • Education: Anthropological aspects

  • The dog that didn't bark: 3/11 and international students in Japan

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