Ph.D. 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
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 colonialism in Northeast China
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
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.
Professor of Sociology
B.A. Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University
China, political sociology, economic sociology