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 is research-focused to support 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.
My research interests in peace and conflict include topics on peacebuilding, the United Nations, international relations in the Anthropocene, and human rights issues in the Philippines. I’m in charge of two graduate courses: Global Governance and Peacebuilding Cases.
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.
In this video, I share some insights about doing fieldwork in post-conflict societies.