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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's) Faculty | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Faculty

  • *1 M: Master's Thesis Advising, D: Doctoral Dissertation Advising
  • *2 Please note that seminar courses may not be offered every year.

Current as of July 31, 2020

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IGUCHI Yufu
IGUCHI Yufu
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. (Area Studies), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Southeast Asian Studies (Malaysian Studies), Intellectual History

Professor Iguchi currently teaches under the Society and Culture division. She received her Ph.D. in Area Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Her current research field is Area Studies and the History of Thought. She is involved in the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies as well as the Malaysian Social Science Association.
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KIM Chan Hoe
KIM Chan Hoe
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. (Literature), Ritsumeikan University
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Folklore Studies and Japanese Literature
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MANTELLO Peter A.
MANTELLO Peter A.
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts, Media Arts, Concordia University
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production, Concordia University
B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies, Carleton University
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Surveillance, Predictive Policing, Videogame Theory, Conflict and Media, Politics and the Cyber Realm

He received a master of fine arts from Concordia University and is currently enrolled as a Phd candidate at Aristotle University in Greece. He is an award-winning and internationally recognized photographer, filmmaker and game designer. His films and photography have been exhibited in museums and exhibitions around the world. He is the recipient of several major grants from the Japanese government and over a dozen artistic grants from the Canadian government. His academic research focuses on the intersection between media, surveillance and conflict. He has published in major peer-review journals such as Media, War and Conflict (Sage), Big Data and Society (Sage), Australian Journal of International Affairs (Taylor& Francis) and American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
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PROGLER Joseph
PROGLER Joseph
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. in American Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.Phil. in Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities, State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A. in Secondary Music Education with a Minor in Jazz Guitar, Concordia College
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Cinema (Science Fiction, Docudrama, Literary Adaptation), Education (Multiculturalism, Curriculum Studies, Pedagogy), Music (Ethnomusicology, Jazz Studies, Performance Practice), Religion (Local-global Dynamics, Environmental Ethics, Pilgrimage)

Professor Progler holds the PhD in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He worked as an assistant professor of Social Studies in the College of Education at Brooklyn College in the City University of New York and then at Zayed University in Dubai as an associate professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. He joined the APU faculty as a full professor in 2007, and teaches in the Culture, Society and Media cluster in the College of Asia Pacific Studies. His current research interests are in Cinema, Education, Music and Religion.
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SASAGAWA Hideo
SASAGAWA Hideo
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. (Area Studies), Sophia University
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Area Studies in Southeast Asia

Professor Sasagawa received his Ph.D. from Sophia University. He teaches under the Society and Culture division, while his current research field is Area Studies. He is currently a board member of the Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies. He has written a book and multiple research papers particularly focused on cultural politics in Cambodia.
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SEIKE Kumi
SEIKE Kumi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Master (Sociology), Kyushu University
Credits Awarded, Withdrawal from Doctor Course, Graduate Faculty of Literature, Kyushu University
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Sociology, Cultural Anthropology (including Ethnology and Folklore), Religion

Professor Seike studied sociology, structuralism and poststructuralism at Kyushu University where she earned her master’s degrees and completed her doctoral coursework. She further studied the religion and ethnicity of Malaysian Chinese from the perspective of Anthropology as a research fellow at Malaya University in Malaysia. More recently, she conducted research on NPOs whose purpose is the revitalization of rural areas vis a vis social movement theory and the theoretical possibility of cohabitation in present society. Currently, she is working on the articulation of “New-Realism” within sociological theory as a matter of philosophical concern.
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TAKEKAWA Shunichi
TAKEKAWA Shunichi
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree PhD in Political Science, University of Hawaii
Master of Arts in Political Science, Wichita State University
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Politics and the Media

Professor Takekawa graduated with a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. Before starting his graduate studies in the United States, he worked as an editor and reporter for Mainichi Shimbun in Japan. He is currently a member of the Association for Asian Studies, the International Studies Association, and the International Communication Association, His current research field is politics and the media, focusing on major newspapers in Japan.
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YOSHIDA Kaori
YOSHIDA Kaori
Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M, D
Degree Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Master of Arts, University of Calgary
Master of Education, Fukuoka University of Education
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Media Studies (Representation Politics: Gender, Ethnicity, Nation), Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Comparative Culture Studies
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KOJIMA Shinji
KOJIMA Shinji
Associate Professor
Graduate Advising *1 M
Degree Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Divisions Society and Culture (SC)
Research Field Social Inequality and Stratification, Globalization, Sociology of Work, Social Movements
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