Kiyoteru Tsutsui's book, "Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan," (Oxford University Press 2018), has been selected for multiple awards from the American Sociological Association (ASA). The 2019 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association section on Political Sociology, given annually to the outstanding recent book in political sociology; the 2019 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award from the American Sociological Association section on Sociology of Human Rights, given annually and recognizes a book published in the last two years (2017 or 2018) that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the Section on Human Rights’ main interests; and the 2019 Most Outstanding Asia/Transnational Book Award from the American Sociological Association section on Asia and Asian America, for the most outstanding book on Asia/Transnational published in 2017 or 2018.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, and Director of the Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research on globalization of human rights and its impact on local politics has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and other social science journals. His book publications include "Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan" (Oxford University Press 2018), and a co-edited volume (with Alwyn Lim) "Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World" (Cambridge University Press 2015). He has been a recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, National Science Foundation grants, the SSRC/CGP Abe Fellowship, Stanford Japan Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, and other grants as well as awards from American Sociological Association sections on Global and Transnational Sociology (2010, 2013, 2019), Human Rights (2017, 2019), Asia and Asian America (2018, 2019), Collective Behavior and Social Movements (2018), and Political Sociology (2019).
Professor Tsutsui will give the Donia Human Rights Center Lecture titled, "Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan," on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.
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