Last updated : December 07, 2023
- Professor, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
- Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor and Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at Shorenstein APARC
- Director of the Japan Program at APARC
- Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
- Areas of Expertise
- Global and transnational sociology
- political sociology
- comparative historical sociology
- social movements, human rights
- Japanese society
- organizations and economic sociology
- quantitative methods
Received his BA in sociology from Kyoto University in 1993 and his PhD in sociology from Stanford University in 2002. Was an assistant professor of sociology at SUNY-Stony Brook and an assistant professor and associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. Is s professor of sociology, director of the Center for Japanese Studies, and director of the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan. Became a senior fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research in January 2019.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui. 2018. Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan. Oxford University Press.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui and Alwyn Lim (eds.). 2015. Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World. Cambridge University Press.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui. 2017. “Human Rights and Minority Activism in Japan: Transformation of Movement Actorhood and Local-Global Feedback Loop.” American Journal of Sociology 122:1050-1103.
Alwyn Lim and Kiyoteru Tsutsui (equal authorship). 2012. “Globalization and Commitment in Corporate Social Responsibility: Cross-National Analyses of Institutional and Political-Economy Effects.” American Sociological Review 77:69-98.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Claire Whitlinger, and Alwyn Lim. 2012. “International Human Rights Law and Social Movements: States’ Resistance and Civil Society’s Insistence.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 8:367-96.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui. 2009. “The Trajectory of Perpetrators’ Trauma: Mnemonic Politics around the Asia-Pacific War in Japan.” Social Forces. Vol. 87, No.3:1389-1422.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui. 2006. “Redressing Past Human Rights Violations: Global Dimensions of Contemporary Social Movements.” Social Forces. Vol. 85, No. 1:331-354.
Emilie Hafner-Burton and Kiyoteru Tsutsui (equal authorship). 2005. “Human Rights in a Globalizing World: The Paradox of Empty Promises.” American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 110, No. 5:1373-1411.