I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ritsumeikan University's College of Global Liberal Arts. I have received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. My research and teaching interests are in politics, ideologies, state-building, media and propaganda, social and political thought, and comparative and computational social science with a strong and interdisciplinary focus on the roots and outcomes of political and ideological conflict.
My research contributes to the literatures on revolutions, state-building, and ideologies on one hand, and the critical studies on media and misinformation on the other. I am currently engaged in two projects: (1) examining the impact of ideologies on state-building outcomes, and (2) investigating the connections between media discourses and capitalist/imperialist structures.
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My teaching philosophy is based on a democratic, inclusive, and global approach. I believe that the teacher should establish their position not through a relation of authority but one of mutual respect, empower students to speak from their unique perspectives and become active agents in the conversation, and provide them with viewpoints and knowledge rooted in transnational contexts and histories.
You can learn more about my teaching here.
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