Ph.D. Candidate, History, Rice University
M.A. Area Studies (major in North America), University of Tokyo, 2018
B.A. Area Studies (major in North America; minor in Latin America), University of Tokyo, 2014
Fields of Study:
・U.S. and the World
・Latin America and Caribbean
U.S. immigration policies in the twentieth century, Latino history, political and legal history, U.S. immigration history, international migration, global history
My research interest is the history of U.S. immigration policies especially toward Latinos. My MA thesis described the dynamic relationship between the federal government and California politics regarding immigration policies since 1965, focusing on the history and the legacy of Proposition 187 in California, as well as Latino political activism and Latino politics in the state. I used historical records of the California government and Latino organizations, including Spanish language materials.
My research goal is to position 20th century U.S. immigration policies more broadly in the context of global history, and to position the development of the Latino community and Latino politics in borderland states in the framework of the global South and history of the Western hemisphere.
・Thompson Award for Best Graduation Thesis in North American Division of Area Studies Department, University of Tokyo, 2014.
・Best MA Thesis Award from the University of Tokyo’s Area Studies Department, 2018.
Scholarships and Grants:
・Fulbright Scholar for Ph.D. course in the U.S. awarded by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan), 2018.
・Research Fellowship (DC1) awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2018.
・Travel grant for presentation at 2017 OAH Annual Meeting awarded by the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) and the Organization of American Historians (OAH), 2017.
・American Research Grant awarded by the America-Japan Society, 2016.
・Scholarship for Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity awarded by the University of Tokyo, 2014.
・Scholarship for Yale Summer School awarded by the Japanese Students Services Organization (JASSO), 2012.
・Presentation at Japanese Association for American History’s 41st Meeting. Hosted by the Japanese Association for American History (JAAH). “The Changing Definition of Illegal Immigrants: History and Legacy of Proposition 187 in California.” Tokyo, Japan. April 21, 2018.
・Presentation at 2017 Organization of American Historians’ Annual Meeting. Hosted by the Organization of American Historians (OAH). “The Contradictory Legacy of Proposition 187: Increasing Latino Political
Influence and Immigration Pragmatism in California.” New Orleans, USA, April 7, 2017.
・Presentation at JAAS Proseminar. Hosted by the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) and the American Studies Association (ASA). “Changing Attitudes toward Latino Immigrants in California: Proposition 187 and Its Aftermath.” Tokyo, Japan. June 2016.
・Presentation at U.S. Scholars’ Assembly. Hosted by the America-Japan Society. “From Anti-Latino Immigration Policies to the Development of Latino Politics in California: Looking Through the 1980s-90s Anti-Latino Propositions’ Pro- and Con- Campaigns.” Tokyo, Japan. September 29, 2016.