Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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Director, Human Rights Initiative
Associate Professor, Sociology

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Human Rights Initiative
    • Center for Japanese Studies
    • Program in International and Comparative Studies
    • Sociology
    • Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
  • About

    Kiyoteru Tsutsui's research focuses on global diffusion of human rights and its impact on local politics. He has conducted (1) cross-national quantitative analyses on how human rights ideas and institutions expanded and impacted local politics, and (2) qualitative case studies on the impact of global human rights on minority rights activism and discourse around WWII in Japan. In addition to government practices and activism by civil society actors, his recent research examines corporate behavior around social respectability initiatives. His research has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, and other social science journals, and he recently co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World (Cambridge University Press, 2015). 

  • Education
    • PhD, Sociology, Stanford University, 2002
    • MA, Sociology, Stanford University, 1996
    • MA, Sociology, Kyoto University, 1995
    • BA, Sociology, Kyoto University, 1993