Office hours upon appointment.
Table of contents
- International migration and mobility
- Labour market
- Cities and metropolitan diversity
Education and professional experience
|02/2020||Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich|
|2018 – 2019||Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and Institute of Asian Migrations, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2019||Lecturer, Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2015 – 2019||PhD in International Studies, sociological/regional focus on East and Southeast Asia|
|2015 – 2018||Research and Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2013 – 2015||Master of Arts in International Relations, sociological/regional focus on East and Southeast Asia, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2013 – 2014||Teaching Assistant in the International Study Program, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2012||Trainee in the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan, Tokyo|
|2010 – 2011||Study abroad (during BA program) at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan|
|2008 – 2012||Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, major: sociology of East and Southeast Asia, University of Bonn, Germany|
Hof, Helena and Yen-Fen Tseng. Forthcoming. 'When “global talents” struggle to become local workers: The new face of skilled migration to corporate Japan.' Asia and Pacific Migration Journal 29: 4.
Hof, Helena. 'Intersections of Race and Skills in European Migration to Asia: Between White Cultural Capital and ‘Passive Whiteness’. Ethnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1822535.
Hof, Helena. Opting Out for Getting In: Existential Mobility in European Graduates’ Migration to Asia.' Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2020.1755761.
Hof, Helena. ‘Locally Embedded Cosmopolitans? European Millennials’ Boundary Work in Singapore and Tokyo’ In Contemporary European Emigration, Brigitte Suter und Lisa Åkesson (eds). Routledge: pp. 39-57.
‘The Eurostars Go Global: Young Europeans’ Migration to Asia for Distinction and Alternative Life Paths.’ Mobilities. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1643164.
Hof, Helena und Gracia Liu-Farrer. ‘Gender, Labour and Migration in Japan.’ In The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture, Mark Pendleton, Jennifer Coates und Lucy Fraser (eds). Routledge: pp. 189-98.
‘‘Worklife Pathways’ to Singapore and Japan: Gender and Racial dynamics in Europeans` Mobility to Asia’, Social Science Japan Journal, Special Issue Winter 2018, 21 (1): 45-65.
Liu-Farrer, Gracia und Helena Hof. 2018. ‘Ōtebyō: the Problems of Japanese Firms and the Problematic Elite Aspirations.’ Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies (Waseda), 34: 65-84.
‘Mobility as a Way of Life: European Millennials’ Labour Migration to Asian Global Cities.’ Waseda Universität, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies.
Book review of Expatriate Managers: The Paradoxes of Living and Working Abroad, Anna Spiegel, Ursula Mense-Petermann and Bastian Bredekötter (2019). Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration 4(2): 275-277.
Book review of `Migration, Whiteness, and Cosmopolitanism: Europeans in Japan`, Milos Debnar. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, XI+235 pp., 89.99€ (ISBN 978-1-13756526-6). Social Science Japan Journal 20(2): 235-38.
Organization of Academic Events
Graduate Student Workshop Facing Methodological Challenges in Asian Studies. Online. November 19, 2020. Covenor (with Nora Gilgen and Fynn Holm)
International Conference The Question of Skills in Cross-border Labor Mobility, Waseda University, Tokyo, September 20-21, 2018. Co-convenor (with Brenda Yeoh, Michiel Baas and Gracia Liu-Farrer)
Scientific Reviewing Activities
|10/2020 –||Reviews Editor for Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Intellect Books)|
Reviewing activities for academic journals (Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mobilities, Applied Mobilities, Comparative Migration Studies)
Grants, Awards and Honors
|2019 – 2023||Early-Career Scientists Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Principal Investigator, Project title: “Tokyo's attractiveness for global talent: a comparative study of Tokyo, Singapore, and Sao Paulo”
|09/2020||Graduate Campus University of Zurich GRC Short Grant for the Graduate Student Workshop Facing Methodological Challenges in Asian Studies (with Nora Gilgen and Fynn Holm)|
|2017||Haraguchi Memorial Asia Research Fund, Waseda University|
|2015||Haraguchi Memorial Asia Research Fund, Waseda University|
|09/2015||Valedictorian MA Program, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University|
|2014||Highest Honors List of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University|
|2013 – 2018||Future Leader’s Program for Regional Governance and Cooperation in Asia|
|2009 – 2012||NRW-Stipendium (scholarship of the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)|
Academic Advisor for the Master of Arts in Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES)
Membership in Academic Associations
International Sociological Association:
- RC30 - Sociology of Work
- RC31 - Sociology of Migration
- RC32 - Women, Gender, and Society