M.A. in Global Studies - Faculty Members

Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A. University of Tokyo; M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Theories of international relations and comparative politics, globalization and the future of the nation-state, nationalism, Soviet and post-Soviet politics
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Leeds University Mphil, Ph.D., Cambridge University
Political Leadership, Media and Politics, Comparative Politics, European Politics (especially Britain and Russia)
Professor of Cultural Psychology
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Boston University; M.A., Boston College Lynch School of Education; Ph.D., Boston College
Cultural Psychology, Prejudice and Discrimination, Ethnic Minority Psychology, Social Justice Pedagogy, Privilege Studies
Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A., M.A., York University, Ph.D., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Korean Studies and Korean Diaspora, Collective Social Suffering, Oral History, Human Rights, Linguistic and Medical Anthropology
Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
My research focuses on urban life in Shanghai and Tokyo, including cuisine, nightlife, migrant communities, and urban sexual cultures. In teaching sociology at Sophia, my emphasis is developing students’ hands-on skills in qualitative research, encouraging them to use original data to write about social phenomenon while incorporating insights from previous sociological research.
Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Modern Chinese history, urban history, Japanese imperialism and colonialism in China, the regional history of Northeast China, globalization and Chinese cities
Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A., Keio University; M.A. Hitotsubashi University; M.A. and M.Phil, Yale University; Ph.D., Yale University
Agrarian and environmental politics, political economy of development, power, dominationand resistance, Southeast Asia
Associate Professor of Religion
B.A. Beloit College; M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Theories of religion (modernity, colonialism, materiality), African Pentecostalism
Professor of Political Science
B.A. University of Tokyo; B.A. University of Oxford; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University
This course introduces students to a range of “classic” works in comparative politics. A variety of themes that have been central to comparative political research shall be covered.
Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A., Sophia University, M.A., Harvard University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Social demography, health and aging, socio-economic transition from communism in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.