Name
Namedr. C Sato
FirstnameChizu
Emailchizu.sato@wur.nl

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DescriptionDocent
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitConsumption and Healthy Lifestyles
Phone+31 317 482 571
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Secretarial phone+31 317 483 401
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Visiting addressHollandseweg 1
6706KN, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room201/4057
Postal addressPostbus 8130
6700EW, WAGENINGEN
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Biography

Chizu Sato is lecturer and researcher in Sociology of Consumption and Households. She received her doctorate and completed a graduate certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the United States. Her research interests lie in the areas of transnational feminist studies, Marxian theory, and international development studies with a focus on the intersections of women, empowerment and development. Her recent work appears in Rethinking Marxism, International Political Sociology, and Women's Studies International Forum.

Chizu is a member of the editorial board of Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture, and Society. Her current research investigates how Northern private led development practices, such as direct selling in the global South and ethical consumption via cause marketing in the global North, shape our identitiy and everyday practices and interact with the material and ideological structures that produce transnational inequalities.


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  Chizu Sato on Academia.edu

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Education

I teach gender and diversity related topics.
The followings are just a few possible thesis topics for BBc and MSc students:

  • women's empowerment in international development (e.g., smart economics, representation);
  • consumption as development (e.g., ethical consumption, cause marketing in northern consumer culture);
  • the role of northern private sector companies in international development (e.g., corporate social responsibility campaigns);
  • diverse and community economies;
  • transnational care;
  • market-based approach to health in the global South (e.g., direct selling).
Courses
  • CHL-12305 - Sociology of Business and Consumption
  • CHL-20306 - Gender and Diversity in Consumer Culture
  • CHL-20806 - Lifestyles and Consumption
  • UEC-22306 - Economics of Consumption, Welfare and Society
  • WRM-51304 - Emotions in Debates on Natural Resources
  • YSS-33306 - Advanced Consumer Studies
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