Kiyoteru Tsutsui is an associate professor of sociology and the Director of the Academic Program of the International Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2002.
Professor Tsutsui’s research interests lie in political/comparative sociology, social movements, globalization, human rights, and Japanese society. More specifically, he has conducted (1) cross-national statistical analyses on how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally and impacted local politics and (2) qualitative case studies of the impact of global human rights on Japanese politics. Professor Tsutsui’s current projects examine (a) the evolution of transnational social movement organizations, (b) global expansion of corporate social responsibility, (c) changing conceptions of nationhood and minority rights in national constitutions, (d) dynamics of political identities in contemporary Europe, (e) global human rights and three ethnic minority social movements in Japan, and (f) changing discourse around the Asia-Pacific War in Japan.
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.
Markus Hadler, Kiyoteru Tsutsui, and Lynny Chin (equal authorship). 2012. “Conflicting and Reinforcing Identities in Expanding Europe: Individual- and Country-Level Factors Shaping National and European Identities, 1995-2003.” Sociological Forum 27:392-418.
Markus Hadler, Kiyoteru Tsutsui, and Lynny Chin. 2012. “Simple, Dual, and No Identifications. National and European Identity Cross-Examined.” Franz Hoellinger and Markus Hadler (eds.). Crossing Borders and Shifting Identities. Campus: Frankfurt (distributed in the US by University of Chicago Press), pp.237-261.
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.