Jenni SCHOFIELD - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar


Period of stay 9 January 2023 – 10 July 2023
01 Description of Research

I am a PhD student at SOAS, University of London in the East Asian Languages and Cultures department. My research focuses on disability in Japan, specifically accessibility in the workplace and which assistive technologies are most useful for disabled people in engaging in their chosen workplace or field. The project focuses on the embodied experiences of disability for people with physical disabilities, both visible and invisible, and uses an ethnographic methodology to explore the workplaces and examine the experiences of those working there. At SOAS, I teach Contemporary Japanese Society alongside Dr Griseldis Kirsch; a class which seeks to prepare students about to embark on their year abroad with the knowledge of socio-political issues to prepare them for living in Japan.

02 Short Biography

2022- present Graduate Teaching Assistant SOAS University of London

2021- present PhD SOAS University of London

2020-2021 MA Japanese Studies SOAS University of London

2018-2019 Year abroad at Hitotsubashi University

2016-2020 BA Japanese and Korean SOAS University of London