Full-timePhillip Bennett

Degree

Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics

Education

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham

Research fields (key words)

Lexical development, metaphor, cognitive linguistics

Courses

Presentation in English

Notes

Associate Professer, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

This is a course designed for postgraduate students aiming to improve their skills at giving academic presentations. The course covers both poster session and Powerpoint presentations and focuses on the structure of effective presentations as well as the language skills to present in a confident and detailed manner.

Full-timeBoyu Chen

Degree

Ph.D. in Political Science

Education

National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Research fields (key words)

Comparative Politics, International Relations, Cross-Strait (China-Taiwan Relations)

Courses

Comparative Politics/ Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Associate Professer, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development,University of Niigata Prefecture

My research interests lie in international relation theories and comparative politics, especially how domestic politics, oftentimes being treated as a black box in the studies of international relations, exert influence on international relations. I supervise topics related regard to national identity, party politics, democratic systems as well as digital democracy in East Asian countries. Students will be able to critically review previous literature, set up clear research questions, and apply mixed methods in their studies.

Full-timeMelodie Lorie Cook

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy(Linguisitics)

Education

Department of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University

Research fields (key words)

Teacher Education、Examination、Supplementary Education(Teacher education、Expatriate perceptions of Language testing、Supplementary education and expatriate families)

Courses

Academic Writing in English

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

In this course, students will learn how to write essays, do research, synthesize ideas, and avoid plagiarism by using citations and references. Students will also learn how to identify and correct common writing errors in their own and others’ work.

Full-timeSeiji Fujii

Degree

Ph.D. in Economics

Education

Department of Economics (Public Choice), University of California, Irvine

Research fields (key words)

Public Choice, Applied Microeconomics

Courses

Theory and Method of Contemporary Economics / Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Associate Professor, Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture

Research activities I could supervise will include public choice theories and quality of life studies using voting results and public opinion survey data or other related data. Although I respect students’ research interests, I would recommend regression analysis. In order for students to complete dissertations based on empirical evidence, I advise systematically on setting up basic and working hypotheses, literature and data collection, data analysis, and hypothesis testing.

Full-timeKyoko Hatakeyama

Degree

Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations

Education

Macquarie University Politics and International Relations (Ph.D.)

Research fields (key words)

International Relations, Security Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis

Courses

Theory and Methods of International Politics/International Politics/International Relations of East Asia/Glocalization Practicum A・B/Basic Research SeminarⅠ・Ⅱ/Directed Research(MA Thesis)

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

I will supervise research students who are interested in international relations, in particular, security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, due to deepening globalization, security issues are closely intertwined with economic issues. The research topics are, therefore, not necessarily limited to the security field. Rather, I encourage the students to analyze the security issue from a wider perspective. Although I analyze a state’s behavior from a constructivist perspective, any theoretical position is welcome.

Full-timeToshiro Kuroda

Degree

MA in Law

Education

Coursework completed, Ph.D. Program of Law, Chuo University

Research fields (key words)

Political Science (International relations, International theory, Security)

Courses

Introduction to International Studies and Regional Development※/ Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

I mainly supervise research in International Politics and Peace Studies. Specific topics include (but not exclusively) the philosophical history of Realism and Liberalism, and issues in international order and ethics in International Politics and changing forms of conflict in the contemporary world, and structural mechanism of violence and the relations between Peace Studies and critical security issues in Peace Research. I especially focus on the validity of research topics, analytical framework, critical research review and academic writing skills.

Full-timeJia Li

Degree

Ph.D. (Arts and Sciences)

Education

School of International Development, Nagoya University

Research fields (key words)

Development Economics (Management of macroeconomics in developing countries, Financial system and economic development, sustainable development, environmental policy)

Courses

Theory and Method of Contemporary Economics / Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Associate Professor, Faculty of International Economic Studies, University of Niigata Prefecture

Students are expected to choose a topic about economic development in developing countries (particularly long-term economic changes) for their master theses. The theses should combine both the theoretical and empirical components, preferably showing policy implications. The study areas are not necessarily to be limited to China. I will advise students through the process of thesis writing systematically, with the emphasis on establishing a theoretical framework, clarifying research questions, collecting statistical data, and conducting quantitative analysis.

Full-timeNanako Miyazaki

Degree

Ph.D. (Japanese Applied Linguistics)

Education

School of Japanese Applied Linguistics, Waseda University

Research fields (key words)

Japanese Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (Japanese education, Composition, Academic writing, Case methods)

Courses

Presentation in Japanese/ Academic Writing in Japanese

Notes

Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

Graduate students are expected to perform academic presentations as well as do academic writing. One of the most important skills for such presentations and writing is to be able to express ones thoughts precisely in easy to understand form. In this course, students will develop such skills through repetition of activities and learn the practical Japanese expression.

Full-timeYaoqian Mu

Degree

Ph.D. in Economics

Education

School of Economics and Business, Hokkaido University

Research fields (key words)

Development economics, Urban and regional economics, Chinese economy

Courses

Theory and Methods of Regional Research/Contemporary East Asia (China)/Glocalization Practicum A・B/Basic Research SeminarⅠ・Ⅱ/Directed Research(MA Thesis)

Notes

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

My specialization is regional economics, with a special focus on China. My research interest is how local cities survive and why there are growing and declining areas under rapid technological innovation and globalization. I would like to work with students who are interested in regional economic development, policy, industry, corporations, and international cooperation, etc. beyond country borders. I am interested in various regional economies, ranging from Niigata and other coastal areas of the Sea of Japan to the Russian Far East, the northeastern and western parts of China, and South America. Students who are interested in the Chinese economy in general are also welcomed.

Full-timeKa Po Ng

Degree

Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations

Education

University of Queensland

Research fields (key words)

International Relations, China Studies (International politics, security)

Courses

Introduction to International Studies and Regional Development※/ International Politics※/ Linkage Politics/ Contemporary East Asia(China)※/ Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

My fields are International Relations theory, international security and China’s security policy. I will help students explore their research interests and work out feasible projects. With emphasis on integrating theory with practice, I will ensure students grasp the conceptual tools and apply them to analyse research findings before reaching any conclusions.

Full-timeMatsuo Watanabe(Dean)

Degree

Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Law

Education

Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK

Research fields (key words)

International Development, International Cooperation (Development policy, Governance, Africa, Bosnia, Regional integration, ODA, Peacebuilding, Industrial policy)

Courses

Regional Integration/ Policies of International Development/ Glocalization Practicum A/ Glocalization Practicum B/ Basic Research SeminarⅠ/ Basic Research SeminarⅡ/ Directed Research (MA Thesis)

Notes

Professor, Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture

I supervise research topics in international development, development aid, conflict and peace building, socioeconomic development, and other issues in the developing world. Development is a multilayered transformation process. Therefore, in the initial stage of research, we should broaden the scope of analysis, with a more comprehensive set of research questions and analytical approaches. As we proceed, we narrow down and refine our research.

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