Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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Associate Professor

Office Location(s): 4228 LSA
Phone: 734.763.0088
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Japanese Studies (II)
  • Fields of Study
    • Power, History, and Social Change
    • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • About

    My research interests lie in political/comparative sociology, social movements, globalization, human rights, and Japanese society. More specifically, I have conducted (1) cross-national statistical analyses on how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally and impacted local politics and (2) qualitative case studies of the impact of global human rights on Japanese politics. My current projects examine (a) the evolution of transnational social movement organizations, (b) global expansion of corporate social responsibility, (c) changing conceptions of nationhood and minority rights in national constitutions, (d) dynamics of political identities in contemporary Europe, (e) global human rights and three ethnic minority social movements in Japan, and (f) changing discourse around the Asia-Pacific War in Japan.

  • Education
    • PhD, Sociology, Stanford University, 2002
    • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 1996
    • MA, Sociology, Kyoto University, 1995
    • BA, Sociology, Kyoto University, 1993
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Political/Comparative Sociology, Social Movements, Globalization, Human Rights, Japanese Society