January 2004

Position and Interests

AUG NISHIZAKA is Professor of Sociology at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo. His current interest is in reconstructing the conception of classical topics in social and human sciences from the ethnomethodological/conversation analytic point of view.

These are research projects he has engaged in or plans to engage in:


The Origin of his First Name

His first name "Aug" (its original Japanese pronounciation is [aogu]) is rare as a Japanese name. His parents named him after Augustine, a Latin Church Father, and his father first romanized his name as "Aug" in fun. Then his mother started to use this form in communicating to her friends in the United States. (She studied there for two years in early 1950s.)

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