My research examines how states and markets shape individual intimate and familial experiences. Through this lens, I seek to understand the linkages between culture and political economy as well as how culture shapes social inequality around gender and sexuality.
During my time as a UTokyo-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellow, I will complete a book manuscript based on my doctoral dissertation, Marriage-Hunting: Markets, Morals, and Marriageability in Contemporary Japan. This project examines the new Japanese dating industry (konkatsu)—an area of special interest to the Japanese government given its desire to counter population decline and boost economic growth.
|2023-2026||Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University and Tokyo College|
|2023||PhD in Sociology, University of Michigan|
|2019||MA in Sociology, University of Michigan|
|2016||BA in East Asian Studies, Programs in English at Komaba (PEAK), College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo|
|2010-12||Japanese Philology, Jagiellonian University|
Woźny, Anna. “Modalities of Cultural Guidance: Market Intermediaries, Cultural Fluency, and Valuation in Japanese ‘Marriage-Hunting.” (under review)
* SASE/Digit Early Career Workshop Award, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
* Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize, Northeast Asia, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs
* Katherine Luke Award, Sociology Department – University of Michigan
Woźny, Anna. “Herbivorous Men, Carnivorous Women: Doing Masculinity and Femininity in Japanese “Marriage Hunting”.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 47, no. 3 (2022): 715-740.
* Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association – Section of Sex & Gender
* Mark Chesler Student Research Award, Sociology Department – University of Michigan
* McGuigan Prize for the Best Graduate Essay in Women’s Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies – University of Michigan
* William Malm Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Writing in Japanese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies – University of Michigan
Frye, Margaret, and Anna Woźny. “Moralizing the Production and Sale of Student Papers in Uganda.” American Sociological Review 86, no. 3 (2021): 430-464.
*Outstanding Published Article Award – Honorable Mention, American Sociological Association – Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section
Zubrzycki, Geneviève, and Anna Woźny. “The comparative politics of collective memory.” Annual Review of Sociology 46 (2020): 175-194.