A/PROF Nana Oishi

A/PROF Nana Oishi


  • (International Migration, Diversity and Inclusion, Japan Studies)



  • Dr. Nana Oishi is Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her current position, she was Professor of Sociology at Sophia University in Tokyo and Policy Analyst at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. She has served the United Nations Expert Meeting on Migration, Development and Social Protection and various national advisory boards on immigration in Japan. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Sociology at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar, and received several awards including the Recognition Award from the International Federation of University Women.   


Member of

  • International Sociological Association. Member 2012 - 2020
  • The Japan Association for Migration Policy Studies. Board Member 2013-2017 2008 - 2018
  • The Japan Sociological Association. Member 2008 - 2018


Selected publications


Education and training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2001
  • MA, University of Toronto 1992
  • BLA, International Christian University 1990

Awards and honors

  • Not in List, 2017
  • Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2000
  • Recognition Award, International Federation of University Women, International Federation of University Women, 1999
  • ITT Fulbright Fellowship, 1996
  • Government of Canada Award, Government of Canada, 1990