I use critical inquiry and qualitative methods to study various dimensions of post-conflict reconstruction to inform peacebuilding research and practice.
I am an Associate Professor (tenure-track) at Hiroshima University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. My position supports the research activities of the university’s Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS). I also contribute to the teaching activities of the International Peace and Coexistence Program of the School. I’m in charge of three graduate courses: Global Governance, United Nations Peace Missions, and Peace, Conflict, and the Environment.
My research interests in peace and conflict include topics on post-conflict peacebuilding, the relationship between peace and sustainability, the United Nations, international relations in the Anthropocene, and human rights issues in the Philippines.
I was a Kanagawa University Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow for research in Japan (nominated by the United Nations University – Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in Tokyo) from September 2017 to March 2019.
I hold a PhD in International, Political, and Strategic Studies, with a focus on International Relations, from the Australian National University (2017). I have professional experience in government research, policy research and communication, and project management.