Academic - Staff
Academic Visitor (Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
Hiroko Miyokawa is a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Middle East Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. She conducted field work in Egypt from 2007 to 2011 and she obtained her Ph. D. in area studies from Sophia University (Tokyo) in 2016. Her current research interests include the construction of ethno-religious identity among the Coptic Christians in early twentieth century Egypt, the relationship between ethnicity and religion, the use of archaeology in the development of nationalism in the Middle East.
Professor in the Politics of Japan and Course Director for the MSc/MPhil in Japanese Studies
I have been working at Oxford University since 2004 before which I spent 15 years as a professor of Japanese studies at the University of Essex. I am based in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies where I acted as director between 2006-2014. In October 2011 I became head of SIAS and served in that post until December 2014. I was a member of the Area Studies panel in the REF2014 exercise.
Teaching Associate and Chair of Examiners, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies; Research Associate, University of Oxford China Centre; Associate Faculty Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies
Dr Annie Hongping Nie is a Teaching Associate and Chair of Examiners at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford as well as a Research Associate at University of Oxford China Centre. Previously she was a Faculty Tutor of Contemporary Chinese Politics and Society at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford and a core member of the Leverhulme China’s War with Japan (1937-1945) Programme at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford. Dr Nie was born in Chengdu, China and pursued graduate studies in the United States before she came to Oxford.
Latin American Centre; Professor of Sociology
Despite transitions from authoritarian rule, human rights violations continue in the Americas. My research focuses on building human rights cultures in the region. It focuses on overcoming impunity for past abuses as well as addressing ongoing atrocities with the aim of fulfilling victims’ rights to truth, justice, and remedy. I do this in my work on transitional justice, justice from below, and contentious coexistence.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico at the University of Oxford, as well as a member of both the History Faculty and the Latin American Centre (LAC). I am attached, as an Academic Visitor, to St Antony’s College. My responsibilities at Oxford are three-fold: to research, to teach, and to encourage relations between Oxford and Mexican universities.
REES Head of Language Studies and Teaching Fellow
I am engaged in research in the fields of cognitive linguistics, cognitive poetics, critical discourse studies, multimodal communication studies and cultural studies, especially on multimodal analysis and conceptual integration/blending analysis of Russian media discourse. My interests range from meaning construction in (multimodal) discourse, analysis of metaphor, counter-factuality, viewpoint and meta-parody in media discourse to the use of cognitive linguistics methods in interdisciplinary research and interdisciplinary learning in social sciences and humanities.
Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America
I teach history and politics for our masters’ programmes.
Associate Professor in Social Anthropology of Africa
I joined the African Studies Centre in 2005-06. I am a social anthropologist and my post is a joint appointment with the Institute of Social Anthropology. I studied at Oxford, Manchester and SOAS, and previously taught at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex.
Departmental Lecturer, Contemporary Chinese Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
Beginning in 2003, I lived in China for six years, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province as well as in various towns of Qinghai, home to many officially designated ‘Tibetan autonomous’ prefectures. Prior to becoming an academic, my time in China was spent working in various capacities, as a staff member of two non-profit foundations, one aiding orphans and disabled children, and the other improving public health knowledge and infrastructure in remote Tibetan villages and nomadic settlements; as an English teacher in both Chinese- and Tibetan-medium secondary schools; and as a Chinese-English and Ti
University Reader in Middle East Politics
Dr Philip Robins has been a member of the academic staff at the University of Oxford for almost 20 years. During that time he has been responsible for the overall provision of all of the teaching under the umbrella of Middle East Politics. He currently holds the position of Reader in Middle East Politics and the title of professor. Dr Robins is also a Fellow of St Antony’s College, where, until recently, he was the Sub-Warden and member of the College’s executive body.