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
t-anno@sophia.ac.jp
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)
tburrett@sophia.ac.jp
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
SandraFahy@sophia.ac.jp
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.
j-farrer@sophia.ac.jp
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
cahess@sophia.ac.jp
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
takeshi.ito@sophia.ac.jp
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
muraka-t@sophia.ac.jp
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.
knakano@sophia.ac.jp
Professor of Sociology
B.A. Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University
China, political sociology, economic sociology
davidwank@yahoo.com
Associate Professor of Anthropology
B.A. State University of New York, Albany; M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University
Cultural and social anthropology, modernity, critical theory, cultural history of mining, amateur poetry, environmentalism, underground economies
takwatanabe.sophia@gmail.com