Current positions

April 2017 – Present
Department of Social Sciences, School of Education, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

April 2014 – Present
Institute of Italian Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Positions previously held

April 2016 - March 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

March 2015 - August 2015
Max Weber Fellow
European University Institute, Florence, Italy

April 2014 – March 2016
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

November 2013 – March 2017
Research Fellow
Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

August 2013 – January 2014
Visiting Researcher
Department of Political Science, University College London, UK


2009 – 2013
PhD in Political Science, University College London, UK

Supervisors: Prof. Richard Bellamy and Prof. Cécile Laborde FBA
Thesis: “Antonio Gramsci as an Italian Revolutionary: Gramsci’s Marxism and the Crisis of Italian Democracy”, defended on 13 June 2013, Pass with no corrections, pp. 270

2008 - 2009
PhD Candidate in Political Science, Waseda University, Tokyo
Passed Qualifying Exam (Major: Political thought; Sub-major: Comparative politics) in September 2008

2005 - 2007
MA in Political Science, Waseda University, Tokyo
Dissertaion: "Benedetto Croce's Political Thought as 'Politics of Culture'" (Straight A's record - equivalent to distinction)

2001 - 2005
BA in Liberal Arts, International Christian University, Tokyo
Thesis on Karl Mannheim's Ideology and Utopia (Majored Political Science; sub-majored History and Sociology)


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