Current Visitor

Eiko Ikegami

Program in Interdisciplinary Studies
Field of Study
Historical Sociology
Home Institution
The New School

Eiko Ikegami is a sociologist specializing in the historical sociology of Japan. At IAS, she will work on her research program on the various forms of diverse intelligence generally, and her digital research on autistic individuals in virtual worlds. Central to her research project is the use of avatars in virtual environments and the virtual ethnography that allowed her to access the experiences and world views of autistic adults. The current project extends her theoretical interest in network and identity that she developed in previous work.

Dates at IAS
  • Program in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Social Science
Harvard University Ph.D.,