Study at TCU


Name HIDAKA Masashi
Official Title Professor
Affiliation American Studies Cultural/Communication Studies
Profile My research and teaching interests include American people's identities and ideas of diversity, with focus on their modern history related to social/cultural issues. What motivates me to explore cultural and social diversity in the United States is its unique strength by which Americans have achieved great prosperity of the nation and on which they will depend for their future success in global competition. It seems to me harder today to discuss the nation's social stability and economic growth without exploring its majoirty-minority relationships.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. 1) The American Identity

    The American Identity is my lasting academic interest because people share a belief in their achieving better life and a value of respecting their diversity. I'm concerned that this foundamental American ideal has recently been challenged in the modern American household.

  2. 2)Media and Diversity

    A recently growing interest in the issue is the media's impact on shaping pubilic perceptions about American minority groups: racial,ethnic, gender, language, socio-economic minorities and the difficulties they have experienced,their root causes, struggles for solutions and empowerment in society. My current research is on how media technoligies have made significant contributions to enriching and promoting diversity of American society, allowing minority groups to take proper actions for their rights and better life.

Representative Papers
  1. 1)Changing American Identities:The Multicultural Socitey Represented by Commerical Advertisements, Ibunka-no-Shoso, No.31 P.103-118, 2011
  2. 2) Generation M: New Media Trends and Emerging Media Literacy Movement in America, Ibunka-no Shoso, No 27 P 219-237, 2006
  3. 3) Multicultural America versus National Unity: Ibunka-no-Shoso, No 20, P. 290-301
  4. 4) Miscegenation inAmerica, Eibeibunka No 24, P. 173-197, 1994
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc. No
Recruitment of research assistant(s) The Japan Society for Culture in English / Society of English Studies
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Language/culture education
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Technical English edcuation