Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Adjunct Faculty Associate, CPS
Director Academic Program, LSA II: Donia Human Rights Ctr
Director Academic Program, LSA II: Japanese Studies
Professor, Sociology
Kiyoteru Tsutsui


Professor Tsutsui's research interests lie in political/comparative sociology, social movements, globalization, human rights, and Japanese society. More specifically, he has conducted (1) cross-national quantitative analyses on how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally and impacted local politics and (2) qualitative case studies of the impact of global human rights on Japanese politics. His current projects examine a) changing conceptions of nationhood and minority rights in national constitutions and their impact on actual practices, b) global expansion of corporate social responsibility and its impact on corporate behavior, c) experimental surveys on public understanding about human rights, and d) campus policies and practices around human rights.