Roger Goodman (academic)

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Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman speaking at St Antony's College
Roger Goodman

(1960-05-26) 26 May 1960 (age 58)
Alma mater Durham University (BA)
Oxford University (DPhil)
Occupation Academic, social scientist
Notable work
Japan's International Youth (1990)
Children of the Japanese State (2000)

Roger James Goodman (born 26 May 1960) is a British social scientist and academic, specialising in Japanese studies. He is the Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies at the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford,[1] and the sixth Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford.[2] He was also head of the Social Sciences Division of the university from 2008 to 2017.

Early life and education

Goodman was born on 26 May 1960 to Cyril Joshua Goodman and Ruth Goodman (née Sabel).[3] He was educated at Rugby School, a then all-boys independent boarding school, and at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, then an all-boys state grammar school.[3] He studied at the Durham University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1981.[3] In 1982, he matriculated into St Antony's College, Oxford to undertake postgraduate studies in social anthropology.[4] He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1987 with a thesis titled "A study of the Kikokushijo phenomenon: returnee schoolchildren in contemporary Japan".[5]

Academic career

In August 2016, Goodman was announced as the next Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford.[6] He became sixth Warden in October 2017 in succession to the retiring Margaret MacMillan.[4]

Selected works

  • Goodman, Roger (1990). Japan's "international youth": the emergence of a new class of schoolchildren. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0198278412.
  • Goodman, Roger (2000). Children of the Japanese state: the changing role of child protection institutions in contemporary Japan. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0198234210.


  1. ^ "Professor Roger Goodman". Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies.
  2. ^ "Sixth Warden of St Antony's College". St Antony's College, University of Oxford. 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Goodman, Prof. Roger James". Who's Who 2018. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.44789. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Professor Roger Goodman". St Antony's College. University of Oxford. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ Goodman, R. (1987). "A study of the Kikokoshijo phenomenon: Returnee schoolchildren in contemporary Japan". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  6. ^ "New Warden announced for St Antony's College". St Antony's College. University of Oxford. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Margaret MacMillan
Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford
2017 to present
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