Curriculum Vitae 

Updated on: April 28th 2021

Professional Appointments

Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Title: “Dress Politics of the Gulf: The Case of Naturalised Iranian Women”

Project: Investing how migrant Iranian women  in the UAE and Oman have utilised different types of dress to express their sense of belonging, integrate into society, and reject certain social norms imposed on them.

4/2019-Present

Project-based Appointments

Visiting Researcher, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)

11/2019-3/2020

Visiting Researcher, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)

Task: Data collection for the PhD research mainly interviewing local women, and presentations and a lecture on the current research and methodology.

3/2018

Visiting Student, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University

Task: Data collection for the PhD research mainly interviewing local women.

4/2016

Project Coordinator, Human Right Now (Japan)

Projects: Data collection and report on cases on gender-based discrimination and punishment against women in the Middle East and Asia as a research leader. Research on cases such as Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, the violence against women in Vietnam, and congenital birth defects in Fallujah in Iraq.

6/2013-8/2013

Local Media Coordinator and Translator, TV Tokyo (Kuwait)

Task: Negotiation with and interviewing organisations and individuals concerned, and preparation for shooting on locations.

12/2012

Business Development Assistant, Saudi Arabia-Japan Industrial Forum (Japan)

Task: Consult with organisation concerned and preparation of a venue.

3/2011-4/2011

Short-term Clerk, Middle Eastern and African Bureau, First Middle East Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)

Task: Data collection and report on effect of the Arab Spring and on-going situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

3/2011-3/2011

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

Master of Gulf Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Bachelor of Law, Jurisprudential department, Seikei University, Japan

9/2015-3/2019

9/2013-6/2015

3/2011-3/2011

Teaching

Guest lecture「Youth and Women's Participation in Politics in the Gulf」  (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) 

11/2020

Guest lecture「Women and the Masking Culture in the Middle East (the Gulf)」  (Nagasaki University) 

10/2020

Guest lecture「Women and the Masking Culture in the Middle East (the Gulf)」  (Toyo Eiwa University) 

12/2019

Guest lecture「The updated version of "Burqu’-Mask and Identity: The Case of the United Arab Emirates"」  (Zayed University) 

12/2019

「Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel」  (University of Exeter) 

10/2020

Guest lecture「Discovering the Untold Stories of Masked Women」  (Zayed University) 

3/2018

Guest lecture「Burqu’-Mask and Identity: The Case of the United Arab Emirates」  (Zayed University) 

3/2018

Guest lecture「Gulf Society and Gender」  (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) 

12/2017

「Women in Islam」「Gender and Law」「Japanese Language」「Gulf Studies」  (Qatar University) 

9/2013-6/2015

Guest lecture「Arab Spring」  (Seikei University) 

7/2013

Professional Courses and Qualifications

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme (Stage 1 & 2), University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

Shia Islamic Studies, The University of Religious and Denominations, Qom, Iran

Persian language: Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute & International Center for Persian Studies, University of Tehran, Iran

International Relations: conflict, security and peace (International Summer School), University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

Arabic Language Study for Non-Native Speaker, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Arabic as a Second Language, Language Center, Kuwait University

International Relations (Undergraduate), University of Oregon, The United States of America

9/2017-11/2017

8/2016-9/2016

4/2016-8/2016

7/2015-8/2015

7/2014

9/2012-6/2013

10/2011-8/2012

4/2009-11/2009

Grants and Scholarships

Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Doctoral Studentship Award for Gulf Studies, University of Exeter

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) Arts Grant for Exhibition, University of Exeter

IAIS Funding for Conference Attendance, University of Exeter

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2017/18

Additional Research Allowance, College of Social Sciences & International Studies (SSIS), University of Exeter

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2016/17

Shi’a Intensive Course Fellowship

Santander Postgraduate Research Award 2015/16

Additional Research Allowance, SSIS, University of Exeter 

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2015/16

Qatar University Student Grant

Arabic Programme for Non-Native Speakers Scholarship, Qatar University

Arabic Language Institute Scholarship, Kuwait University

4/2019-3/2022

9/2015-8/2018

3/2018-9/2018

6/2018

2/2018-3/2018

12/2017

2/2017-4/2017

8/2016-9/2016

3/2016-7/2016

5/2016

3/2016-4/2016

11/2014-6/2015

9/2012-6/2013

10/2011-8/2012

Awards

The Prize of Poster Presentation Awards for Young Researchers, JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Construction of the Face-Body Studies in Transcultural Conditions”, Japan

12/2020

The Prize of Poster Presentation Awards for Young Researchers, JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Construction of the Face-Body Studies in Transcultural Conditions”, Japan

12/2019

Best Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Poster/ Most Innovative Poster in Postgraduate Research Showcase 2018, University of Exeter

5/2018

The third place for Tweet Your Thesis competition in Postgraduate Research Showcase 2018, University of Exeter

The first-place award in Arts in the CAS Graduate Students’ Research Poster Competition, Qatar University

The first place in the GCC Days Poster Competition, Qatar University

5/2018

6/2015

4/2015

Additional Skills

Languages

Japanese: Native

English: Fluent

Arabic: Advanced

Persian: Moderate

Chinese (Mandarin): Basic

Spanish, French, Korean: Some working knowledge

IT Skills

Windows, Word, PowerPoint, NVivo, Excel, SPSS, Max QDA, and online course familiarity

(Blackboard & Moodle)

Licenses

Driving licence: (International, Japan, Qatar and the UAE)