Shinya Wakao

Shinya Wakao (Government)

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Government, 2013, Major Fields: American Politics, Methodology.
  • M.A. The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Government, 2012
  • M.A. Keio University, Media and Governance, 2001
  • B.A. Meiji Gakuin University, Department of Law, 1999

Previous Work Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, College of the Mainland, 2012-2013
  • Research Member, The Center for Deliberative Poll, Keio University, 2010-
  • Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Keio University, Japan, 2001-2003
  • Graduate Research Assistant, The Public Policy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-2009
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-2008
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan, 1999-2001

Research Interest

Dr. Shinya Wakao’s primary academic interests are political economy and political participation among minorities in the U.S. In his dissertation, Dr. Wakao analyzed the effects of stock ownership on political behavior. Recent research papers include: “The Case of the Disappearing Latinos: The Consequences of (Non) Ethnic Identiļ¬cation for Understanding Latino Political Participation in the United States.” (with David Leal and Byung-Jae Lee), “Who is McCutcheon?” and “Why I Stand: Motivations for Traditional Filibusters in the U.S. Senate.”

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