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I am a professor of comparative politics at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. I am originally from Ireland but was raised in Tokyo, Japan. I moved to the United States for my BA at Princeton University, obtained a PhD in political science from Stanford, and taught at a number of universities (Stanford, Michigan), before returning to Japan in 2015. 

日本生まれ, アイルランド国籍. プリンストン大学卒. スタンフォード大学大学院政治学博士. ミシガン大学政治学部助教授を経て, 現在東京大学社会科学研究所教授, 専門は比較政治制度と世論分析.

Kilkenny Castle Gardens



1999 - 2005 Ph.D. in Political Science

Stanford University

1995 - 1999 A.B. in Public & International Affairs 

Princeton University


St. Mary's International School, Tokyo

2015 -  University of Tokyo (Japan)

Institute of Social Science

Professor (2019-), Associate Professor (2015-18)

2018 - 19  Oxford University (UK)

Visiting Research Fellow

2008 - 15  University of Michigan (USA)

Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor

2011  European University Institute (Italy)

Visiting Research Fellow

2006 - 08  Stanford University (USA)

Div. of Int'l, Comparative, and Area Studies


2005 - 06  Harvard University (USA)

Program on US-Japan Relations

Advanced Research Fellow

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