|Asst Prof Genaro Castro Vazquez |
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- Postdoctoral Studies Keio University 2006
- PhD (Sociology of Health Sciences) University of Tsukuba 2001
- MA (Area Studies) El Colegio de Mexico AC (Mexico) 1994
- BA (Hons) (Education) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 1989
|Prof Genaro Castro-Vázquez is currently in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He received his Bachelor degree in Education from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Master and Ph.D. degrees from El Colegio de México and The University of Tsukuba respectively. In addition, he conducted post-doctoral studies at Keio University supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His research interests include Japanese studies, sociology of health and education. He has done significant research in his areas of expertise and published In the shadows: Sexuality, Gender and Pedagogy among Japanese Teenagers. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, in 2007. Moreover, his research has been reported in quality international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers. He has been invited as referee and reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including Body & Society and the 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Kobe, Japan.|
|Prof Genaro Castro-Vázquez areas of expertise are sociology of health, reproductive health matters, HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, sociology of education and education and migration. His current research works focus on the education for foreign children from Latin American in Japan, HIV/AIDS and disability in Japan and male circumcision and HIV/AIDS.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2012-2014)
|Current Projects |
- Circumcision and masculinity in Japan: An ethnographic study on male circumcision from a gender perspective to shed light on social imagery, legality and media discourses underpinning the medical practice
- The Risk of Low-Birth Rates: A Comparative Study on Intimacy and Contraception in Japan and Singapore, two Ageing Societies
- Genaro Castro-Vázquez. (2013). Gender, pride and medical circumcision in contemporary Japan. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, 15(1), 101-113.
- Castro-Vázquez, G. (2012). Gender Capital and the Educated Citizen: Japanese Mothers speaking of language acquisition and education for foreign childrenLanguage and Citizenship in Japan. (pp. 117-136)..
- Genaro Castro-Vázquez. (2012). Language, Education and Citizenship in Japan. Routledge.
- Castro-Vázquez, G. (2012, January ). Medical technologies and Japanese men: gender and sexuality in the construction of Viagra and male circumcision in Japan. Paper presented at Japan Studies Association. Eighteenth Annual Conference, Hawaii Tokai International College Honolulu, HI.
- Castro-Vázquez, G. (2012, January ). 'His phimotic foreskin’: Women's views on Gender, Sexuality, Health and Male Circumcision in Japan. Paper presented at International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) VIII Conference, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.