Portrait Shoko Yoneyama

Shoko Yoneyama

University of Adelaide

SHOKO YONEYAMA, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide. She works in a wide range of fields including, sociology of youth and education, Asian philosophy, and Japanese Studies, and this includes issues such as youth alienation, school bullying, and school non-attendance. From the perspective of comparative sociology, Shoko is especially interested in how knowledge on a particular issue is produced and becomes dominant in the field. Based on research conducted in Japan, she has engaged in critical bullying studies, with a specific interest in how school-related factors might explain bullying among students. Shoko has authored two books and numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She was the social science editor of Japanese Studies for over 10 years, and she also serves on UNESCO’s Scientific Committee on School Bullying.