Hiromi Taniguchi, PhD

Associate Professor


Hiromi Taniguchi is an associate professor of sociology. Her areas of interest are work/family interface, social relationships, and life course. Trained as a life course researcher, she has examined relevant issues in the US, Japan, and from a cross-country perspective. Her recent works focused on the effects of working from home on perceived job characteristics during COVID-19, the effects of family and collectivism on loneliness, and the effects of national identity and cosmopolitanism on xenophobia.

Research Areas
Life course
Sociology of Work and Family
Voluntary Sector Research

Teaching Areas
SOC 301 Social Statistics

SOC 303 Research Methods
SOC 350/AST 391 Japanese Families
SOC 405 Community Engagement