Chikako Mori

Scholar (Sociology), University of Tokyo, Japan

Chikako Mori is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and a Research Division Representative at the University's Center for Gender Studies and Social Sciences (CGraSS). She holds a Phd in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Her research spans comparative urban segregation in Japan, France, and the United States; international migration; and ethnic and housing discrimination. Chikako was a visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University Center for Migration and Development from period October 2015-October 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Sixteenth Osaragi Jirō for Social Sciences, for her book The Banished Suburb (Haijo to teikō no kōgai, The University of Tokyo Press, 2016).

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Rethinking the "Unsuccessful Gentrification" and the Role of Community in Marseille: Contributions to Comparative Sociology of Gentrification in France, Japan and the United States.

The process of gentrification has not accelerated as well in Marseille, as in other metropolitan cities. Based on this observation, Chikako Mori will conduct a qualitative survey on neighborhood associations, to investigate the role of community in the gentrification process. Her research objective is to see to what extent the case of Marseille may be considered not as an example of "unsuccessful gentrification", but as a case for "successful community resistance" to the seemingly inevitable urban change. This work will also contribute to a collective research study in progress, on the theoretical framework for comparative sociology of gentrification in France, Japan and the United States.