Associate Professor of International Politics
Aoyama Gakuin University
I am an associate professor of international politics at the School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication (SIPEC), Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. I received a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. Prior to joining SIPEC as an assistant professor in April 2017, I was a visiting assistant professor at Valparaiso University in Indiana, USA.
My research focuses on the causes of conflict and peace, especially from the regional, spatial, and network perspectives. Key research questions include why some regions are more peaceful than others, how regime type and international peace coevolve, and how rivalries transform into peaceful relationships.
At SIPEC, I teach international relations, conflict and peace studies, and quantitative research methods.