Chizuko Ueno

Sociologist and Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Chief Director, Certified Non-Profit Organization, Women’s Action Network (WAN)
After completing her doctoral course in sociology at Kyoto University, Chizuko Ueno held teaching positions at Heian Women’s College, Kyoto Seika University, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, the University of Bonn, Columbia University, and the College of Mexico, and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. In 1993, Ms. Ueno was appointed Associate Professor of Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, the University of Tokyo and then Professor of Sociology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo from 1996 to March 2011. She was a special invited professor at Ritsumeikan University from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ueno serves as Chief Director of the certified non-profit organization, Women’s Action Network (WAN), since April 2011.
Ms. Ueno is a pioneer and leading theorist in women’s studies and gender research and also conducts research on nursing and care for the elderly. She has authored a number of books, including “The Rise and Fall of the Japanese Modern Family” (Iwanami Shoten), which won the Suntory Award for Academic Publication in 1994.