Chris Schimkowsky


Department of Sociological Studies

PhD Student

Chris Schimkowsky
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Chris Schimkowsky
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH
  • MA Anthropological Research Methods (SOAS, University of London)
  • MA International Relations (Waseda University, Japan)
  • BA Socio-cultural Anthropology / Political Science (University of Goettingen, Germany)
Research interests

Friendly but pervasive: “Train manners” and the regulation of passenger conduct on public transport in Tokyo.

Research group


Professional activities and memberships
  • 2018 - 2022 University Prize Scholarship, University of Sheffield
  • 2016 - 2018 Future Leaders Program for Regional Governance and Cooperation in Asia, Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology
  • 2017 SOAS Postgraduate School Prize & Departmental Prize for Best MA Profile
  • 2015 - 2016 SOAS Master’s Scholarship
  • 2015 - 2016 Scholarship for Graduate Students, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2014 - 2015 Chinese Government Scholarship, Chinese Scholarship Council
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)



  • Schimkowsky, Christoph & Kohlbacher, Florian (2016) ‘Better deal at work for parents. Support for new HR policies’ in: BCCJ ACUMEN, Magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. April: 28-29.
  • Kohlbacher, Florian & Schimkowsky, Christoph (2014), ‘The Rise of Modern Dads. Support from Government, media and firms’ in: BCCJ ACUMEN, Magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan. September: 30-31