Faculty

MIICHI Ken

Position:
Professor
■Degree:
Ph.D in Political Science, Kobe University
■Background:
Lecturer and Associate Professor, Iwate Prefectural University (2007-2016)
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2017-2018)
Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (2019-present)

■  Field of Specialization:
Area Studies in Southeast Asia, Comparative Politics

■Research Theme:
State and Society in Indonesia
Islamic movements and social phenomena

■Major Works / Publications Awards:
【Major Works】
Southeast Asian Muslims in the Era of Globalization, co-edited with Omar Farouk, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
"Looking at Links and Nodes: How Jihadists in Indonesia Survived," Southeast Asian Studies, 5(1), 2016, pp.135-154.
"The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Jakarta’s 2012 Gubernatorial Election," Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 33(1), 2014, pp.55-83.
【Awards】
The 1st Asia Pacific Research Scholarship Prize (2002)

Academic Societies / Service to Society:
【Academic Societies】
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies
Japan Association for Comparative Politics

■Research Project:
  MA: Politics in Southeast Asia
  PhD: Religion and Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia

■  Research theme, outline of project research seminar, message to prospects:
  The area studies are premised upon the experience of being outsider, of stepping out of a familiar world where things are taken for granted. Fruitful comparisons often arise from the experience of strangeness and absences. (Cf. Benedict Anderson, “Frameworks of Comparison,” LRB, 2016.)
  The project research aims to explore strangeness and absences in contemporary Southeast Asian politics. The settings and objects of analysis will not be confined to a particular state or political regime in a narrow sense. We will perform an intensive literature review of various political issues in Southeast Asia and beyond. Students are strongly encouraged to study the regional languages and to appreciate the history and culture of Southeast Asia.

■Web Page/ Researcher DB:
 http://kenmiichi.strikingly.com/

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