New Warden announced for St Antony's College

New Warden announced for St Antony's College

5 August 2016

St Antony's College is delighted to announce the election of Professor Roger Goodman to be the sixth Warden of the College.

Professor Goodman is well known to the college as both a member of Governing Body and as an alumnus (DPhil Social Anthropology). He was the Acting Warden of the College in 2006-07. He will take up the Wardenship in October 2017 on Professor Margaret MacMillan's retirement, and when his current term as Head of the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford comes to an end.

Professor Goodman was a Junior Research Fellow at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies (1985-88), and was appointed the first University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan in 1993. He was subsequently elected the Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies in 2003, a position which he will retain while Warden. He became the inaugural Head of Oxford's newly established School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in 2004, until his appointment as the Head of the Social Sciences Division in 2008. In 2015, he was elected Chair of the Council of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been primarily on Japanese education and social policy.