Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Stanford University


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Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, PhD  
Visiting Scholar (former)

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055
(650) 521-0681 (voice)

Research Interests
Mental health, medical humanities, cross cultural competence, transcultural and multiethnic identities, diversity, ethnicity, and citizenship in Japan and the United States.

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu received his doctorate from Harvard in psychology. He was a Fulbright scholar in Okinawa before becoming tenured professor at the University of Tokyo. At Stanford he is consulting professor in the School of Medicine and teaches in the Program in Human Biology, Anthropology, and in the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

His books in Japanese and English include: Multicultural Encounters, Amerasian Children, and Narratives of Multicultural Counseling. His most recent book is When Half is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities (2012, Stanford University Press). Another co-authored book, Synergy, Healing, and Empowerment: Insights From Cultural Diversity, will be published in 2012 (Brush Education).

Other affiliations
University of Tokyo

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SCHOOL MATTERS: Parents psyched to learn about emotional intelligence
The program featured presentations by Dr. Helen Sung, Bhavana Narula and Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu. The audience then broke up into small groups for ...
December 17, 2010 in San Jose Mercury News