I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ritsumeikan University's College of Global Liberal Arts. I am also a Fellow in International Security at the Belfer Center of Harvard Kennedy School. I have received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. My research and teaching interests are in politics, ideologies, social theory, and comparative-historical social science with a strong and interdisciplinary focus on the historical roots and outcomes of revolutionary processes and political conflict.
My research contributes to the literatures on revolutions, state-building, ideologies, and social movements. I am currently engaged in two interrelated projects: (1) examining the impact of ideologies on state-building outcomes, and (2) investigating the roots of different ideological orientations.
You can learn more about my research and publications here.
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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