OMORI Mariko

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Education, Kyushu University
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Major Professional Backgrounds

  • Kyushu University, Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Interdisciplinary Office, Academic Fellow (2018-2020)
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, International Education Development Program, Assistant Professor (2020-)

Please refer to the following link for more research achievements. Mariko Omori (

Research Areas and Themes

I specialize in the social history of education. My research interests are children’s education and welfare. I am researching the “problems” surrounding immigrant children in the early 20th century in the United States. My research focuses on (1) orphanages and other child protection services that sheltered immigrant children, (2) intelligence tests that were occasionally used to classify immigrant children as mentally disabled, and (3) the probation system for delinquent children. 

In the period I study, the values of the children changed. State institutions and private services established the values of children to be educated and protected, which was reinforced by the objectivity of science. Why should children go to school? Why should they be protected? I explore these questions by studying the experiences of marginalized immigrant children and the social conditions surrounding them. The aim of my research is to find the role and function of education and welfare for socially marginalized immigrant children. 

Research Areas and Themes of the Students

I am accepting students for neither the Masters nor Doctoral course. 

Message to Prospective Students

I look forward to discussing education and welfare in the Global South in class.