Welcome to my website. I am a recent PhD from the department of political science at Rice University and Assistant Professor at Osaka University starting July 2016. My research interests include comparative political institutions, political parties, electoral systems, and legislative studies, with a regional research specialization in the Asia-Pacific region and interests in U.S. politics.

My dissertation, defended in April 2016, is entitled “Organizing Legislative Parties: How Elections and Policy Positions Shape Intraparty Politics.” Focusing on contemporary party politics in Japan and the US, my research project seeks to understand why and how politicians create, organize and maintain legislative parties.

Ideological Mapping of Japanese Voters and Candidates, 2003-2013

Osaka University, Osaka School of International Public Policy

1-31 Machikane-yama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043, Japan

E-mail: kubo   at sign   osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp
Phone: +81 (0)6 6850 5837


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