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WATARU KUSAKA, PH.D.https://0.academia-photos.com/68969647/20074379/19838948/s200_kusaka.wataru.jpg
Associate Professor,
Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

I have studied conflicts between capitalism that reproduces inequalities and democracy that evokes desire for equality from the perspective of the poor in the Philippines. I am recently working on anarchist social orders which marginalized people mutually create against the hierarchical social order that state and market impose.

MAJOR
– Political Science
– Area Studies on Southeast Asian Area (especially on the Philippines )

EDUCATION
– 2004-2008 Doctoral Student, Graduate School of the Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
– 2002 Special Student, College of Social Science and Philosophy, University of the Philippines
– 2001-2003 Master Student, Graduate School of the Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
– 1997-2001 Bachelor Student, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

ACADEMIC DEGREE
– 2012 Ph.D. Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University (Dissertation Title: Philippine Democracy and Moral Politics)
– 2004 MA. Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
– 2002 Bachelor Political Science, Waseda University

WORK EXPERIENCE
– 2014 Visiting Lecturer, International Studies, De La Salle University
– 2013- Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
– 2009-2013 Assistant Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
– 2008-2009 Researcher, Global Center of Excellence Program, Department of Letters, Kyoto University
– 2007 Visiting Research Fellow, Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippine, Dilliman
– 2007-2008 Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of the Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
– 2007 Translator for Filipino intern, Fusanori Otsuka Law Office, Fukuoka

AWARDS
– 2014 35th Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization Award for the Promotion of Studies on Developing Countries (Given to the Anti-Civic Politics: Morality and Inequality in the Philippine Democracy, 2013, Hosei University Press.)
– 2014 30th Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Award (Given to the Anti-Civic Politics: Morality and Inequality in the Philippine Democracy, 2013, Hosei University Press.)
– 2007 6th The Most Excellent Paper by the Japan Association for Asian Studies (Given to the “Agency and Dilemma of the Urban Poor: Struggle for Order Making with the Issue of Street Vendors in Metro Manila,” Asian Studies 53(4): 20-36, 2007.)

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION
– Japan Association of Asian Studies
– Japan society for Southeast Asian Studies
– Japanese Political Science Association
– Japan Association for Comparative Politics

CONTACT
– Email: kusaka [at] gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp
– Mailing Address: Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, JAPAN