Michael Weiner, Ph.D.

weinermichael-95x115Michael Weiner, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interim Dean of Faculty
Professor of East Asian History & International Studies
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

  • 2020- Interim Dean of Faculty, SUA
  • 2017-2020 Associate Dean of Faculty, SUA
  • 2014-2017 Assistant Dean of Faculty, SUA
  • 2011-2018 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.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

  • Routledge Handbook on Race and Ethnicity in Asia, editor (Routledge 2021)
  • The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, co-editor (Routledge 2017)
  • Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge 2009)
  • Japan, Race and Identity: Three-Volume Set, editor (Routledge Library of Modern Japan 2005)
  • Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge 1997)
  • Race and Migration in Imperial Japan (The Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge 1994)
  • The Internationalization of Japan, co-editor(Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge 1992)

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VISITING POSITIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS

  •  Advisor to Minority Rights Group, London
  •  External Examiner: Edinburgh University; Liverpool Polytechnic; University of Stirling; Murdoch University, Australia; Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Amherst College; Curtin University of Technology, Australia; University of Leeds; Oslo University
  • Referee: Taylor & Francis (Routledge); Immigrants and Minorities, Past and Present; Human Geography; ‘Global Diasporas’ project; UCL Press, Social  Sciences in Asia Monograph Series; Nations and Nationalism; Journal of Asian Studies; Urban History, Duke University Press; Cultural Anthropology; Pan-Japan, the Journal of the Japanese Diaspora; Harvard University Press
  • Assessor: Economic and Social Research Council (UK);  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada); 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