Fumiya Uchikoshi, *24

Causes and Consequences of Horizontal Stratification in Higher Education

Fumiya Uchikoshi is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research, Princeton University. He received his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Tokyo in 2017 and his bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo in 2015.

His research interests include social stratification, family demography, sociogenomics, and East Asia. His current research examines gender inequality in access to selective colleges, social and genetic sources of achievement in higher education, educational assortative mating, and sources of Asian American's family stability. He is closely working with Professor James Raymo (advisor and dissertation chair), Professor Dalton Conley, and Professor Yu Xie.

His work has been published in Demography, Demographic Research, and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, among other outlets. One of his dissertation chapters ("Explaining Declining Trends in Educational Homogamy: The Role of Institutional Changes in Higher Education in Japan," publshed in Demography) was recognized with an Honorable Mention for the Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Sociology of Population Section. He also received a Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship for 2022-2023 and the Prize Fellowship in the Social Sciences (formerly known as the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars) at Princeton.

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