Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College
Political Science PhD, 2010
Dr. Hasunuma is an Assistant Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published on the subject of Japan's political institutions, decentralization reforms, and gender politics--including her most recent publication: "Gender Gaiatsu: An Institutional Perspective on Womenomics" for the US-Japan Women's Journal (Oct/Nov 2015). She is currently developing a chapter for The Private and the Public: Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan, edited by Gill Steel, and her own book project on gender equality in Japan and South Korea.
Dr. Hasunuma is part of the 2012-2014 cohort of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation's U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellows program, and received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Sasakawa Foundation, and the Aratani Foundation. She has been an invited speaker at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and the World Affairs Council; and served as discussant at workshops on Japanese politics at Columbia University, the US-Japan Research Institute, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. She has been interviewed on CBS Philadelphia and Channel News Asia, and published an Op-Ed in The Asahi Shimbun.