UTokyo LAINAC organizes a series of international conferences and workshops on “Rethinking Inequality: Its Causes, Perceptions and Politics”. Starting from January 22, 2020, a three-day workshop on “Inequality, Interpretation and Social Change” will take place at the University of Tokyo, followed by two-day presentations by graduate students in Yamanashi.
For more details or if you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact UTokyo LAINAC (info@lainac.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp).

Theme of "Inequality, Interpretation and Social Change" Conferences and Workshops

No registration fee is needed. 

English and Spanish. 


***Tokyo Sessions***

DAY 1: January 22, Wednesday

Location: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus (Map in English)

09:30-10:00 Welcome Coffee

10:00-11:20 Workshop #1

Patricio Solís Gutiérrez (El Colegio de México)

"Características étnico-raciales y transmisión intergeneracional de la desigualdad en México"

11:30-12:50 Workshop #2

Juan Carlos Castillo (Universidad de Chile)

"Percepción y justificación de desigualdad económica"

<Lunch Break>

14:00-15:20 Workshop #3

Hiroyuki Ukeda (The University of Tokyo)

"Egalitarian Ideals, Internal Commitments and External Supports: A Comparative Study of Two Different Utopian Communal Movements"

DAY 2: January 23, Thursday

Location: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus (Map in English)

09:30-10:50  Workshop #4

Cristina Herrera (El Colegio de México)

"Transformaciones de las relaciones de género y familiares en contextos de precarización laboral en México"

11:00-12:20 Workshop #5

Yoshimichi Murakami (Kobe University)

"Peripherality, Income Inequality, and Economic Devolopment in Latin American Countries"

DAY 3: January 24, Friday

Location: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus (Map in English)

09:30-10:50  Workshop #6

Andrés Biehl (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

"Paternalismo institucional y desigualdad: el caso del pacto fiscal en Chile"

11:00-12:20 Workshop #7

Erick Serna Luna (El Colegio de México)

"TEl leviatán subterráneo: El comercio popular en el Metro de la Ciudad de México"

<Lunch Break>

15:00-18:00 Sumo Wrestling at Ryogoku Stadium

18:00-21:00 Dinner at Ryogoku 

***Yamanashi Sessions***

DAY 4: January 25, Saturday

Location: Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi


Workshop #8

Yukiko Nagata (The University of Tokyo)

"Return and Internal Migration of Highly-Educated Mexicans"


Workshop #9

Kota Miura (The University of Tokyo)

"Del problema gremial al problema estructural: Construcción del problema de educación superior en el movimiento estudiantil en Chile de 2000s"

DAY 5: January 26, Sunday


Strategic Partnership Project Meeting

A pattern of the workshop sessions (80 minutes)



00-20 min

Presenter's presentation

20-30 min

Discussant's critique (one or two discussants depending on the session)

30-35 min

Presenter's response

35-40 min

The first round of questions/comments from non-PhDs

40-78 min

Floor discussion

78-80 min

Presenter's final comments

Paper presenters
Please send your paper as an email attachment to info@lainac.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp by January 15, 2020 at your local time. The paper will be distributed to workshop participants via this homepage as soon as we receive it.

Workshop presenters can use PowerPoint in the workshop rooms. If a presenter intends to use any specific presentation materials or distribute handouts, please notify the organizers in advance. 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Komaba Campus
The University of Tokyo
Komaba 3-8-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902, Japan

For Campus Maps and the information about transportation and access, click here.

Organizing Committee
  • Hiroyuki Ukeda (Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, the University of Tokyo)
  • Kota Miura (Department of Area Studies, the University of Tokyo)