31 March 2022 to 30 March 2023
Adam Komisarof is a Professor in Keio University’s Faculty of Letters in Tokyo. His research interests are in intercultural communication, acculturation psychology, and intercultural education. He has published 3 books, most recently Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities (Routledge, with Zhu Hua), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Adam is a Fellow and President of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, an academic organization dedicated to advancing research in intercultural studies and intergroup understanding in the world. He has been awarded a grant from the Japanese government to examine in 6 countries, including Japan, the criteria used when deciding whether to socially accept migrants in host communities, how such criteria change based upon context (such as perceived migrant contributions and threat) and migrants’ national origin, and the impact of such boundary construction processes upon migrants’ mental health.