Fellows & Grantees

Yuko Okubo

Abe Fellowship 2008
Project Title
The Localization of Multicultural Education and the Second-Generation Chinese and Vietnamese Immigrants: A Comparison of Japan and the United States
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, National University of Singapore


Yuko Okubo, a sociocultural anthropologist, is a social  scientist at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. She received her master’s in education from Kyoto University and her doctorate in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She conducted postdoctoral research at the National University of Singapore and research funded by the Abe Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include migration and transnationalism, the (nation-)state, and education/learning. She looks at how concerns of race, ethnicity, and nationality are translated into the everyday practices of schooling, and reshaping ideas about national culture and identity in Japan. Currently she is examining ICT in education to explore novel ways of learning in the digital age based on fieldwork at schools in the Bay Area.