About Me

weinermichael-95x115Michael Weiner, Ph.D.
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
Associate Dean of Faculty
Phone: 949-480-4337
FAX: 949-480-4263
mweiner@soka.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Modern Japanese History, University of Sheffield, UK
  • B.A., Chinese History and Sociology, Sophia University, Tokyo

POSITIONS HELD

  • 2017- Associate Dean of Faculty, SUA
  • 2014- 2017 Assistant Dean of Faculty, SUA
  • 2011-Learning Cluster Coordinator, SUA
  • 2005-2011 Director, International Studies at SUA
  • 2005- Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, SUA
  • 2000 – 2005 Professor and Chair of Asian Studies, San Diego State University
  • 1995 – 2000 Reader, Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield
  • 1989 – 1994 Senior Lecturer, Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield
  • 1984 – 1988 Lecturer, Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield

COURSES TAUGHT AT SUA

  • Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • Media and Society in Pacific Asia
  • War and Memory in Pacific Asia
  • Human Rights and Civil Society in East Asia

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

  • Professor of the Year, Soka University of America, 2006
  • Professor of the Year, San Diego State University, 2005
  • Economic and Social Research Council Fellowship, Pacific Asia Initiative (1997-2000)
  • British Academy
  • Japan Foundation (multiple)
  • Japan. Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (multiple)
  • Japanese Ministry of Education (multiple)
  •  Reischauer Institute Fellowship, Harvard University (1991-1992)

SPECIALIZATION
Economic and Social History of Modern Japan, Race, Migration, and Identity

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Leprosy, eugenics and social policy in nineteenth and twentieth century Japan.

WORK IN PROGRESS
The Pacific Basin: An Introduction
(Co-editor), published, May,2017, Routledge

Race and Ethnicity in Asia, forthcoming 2019, Routledge Handbook

VISITING POSITIONS

  • Reischauer Institute (Harvard University)
  • Hosei University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Hokkaido

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFILIATIONS

  •         Advisor to Minority Rights Group, London
  •         External Examiner: Edinburgh University
  •         External Examiner Liverpool Polytechnic
  •         External ExaminerUniversity of Stirling
  •         External Examiner Murdoch University, Australia
  •         External ExaminerHebrew University, Jerusalem
  •         External Examiner Amherst College
  •         External Examiner Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  •         External Examiner University of Leeds
  •         External Examiner Oslo University
  •         Referee: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
  •         Referee  Immigrants and Minorities, Past and Present
  •         Referee Human Geography
  •         Referee  ‘Global Diasporas’ project
  •         Referee UCL Press, Social  Sciences in Asia Monograph Series
  •         Referee Nations and Nationalism
  •         Referee Journal of Asian Studies
  •         Referee Urban History, Duke University Press
  •         Referee Cultural Anthropology
  •         Referee Pan-Japan, the Journal of the Japanese Diaspora
  •         Referee Harvard University Pres
  •         Assessor: Economic and Social Research Council (UK)
  •         Assessor Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
  •         Assessor Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research/WOTRO Science           for Global Development
  •         Senior Editor, Japan Forum (1996-2000)
  •         International Editorial Board:  Asian Ethnicity, Millennium Journal of International         Studies, Pan Japan
  •         Director, Japan Studies Institute (American Association of State Colleges and            Universities – AASCU) National Faculty Training Program) 2000-2005