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Supervisor to



Dr Julie Gibson  //

Julie Gilson has an MA and PhD from the University of Sheffield, and been a member of Polsis since 2003. Her main interests at present focus on interpreting ‘civil society’ in Asia, with a particular focus on transnational advocacy groups. Previously she has written work on East Asian regionalism, Asia-Europe inter-regional relations and Japanese foreign policy.


Further research interests: Civil Society in Asia / Asian Regionalism / Japanese Foreign Policy / Asia-Europe Relations


Current and recent projects: The spatiality of transnational advocacy: examples from Asia / Transnational governance & legitimacy / Resource nationalism: Russia and Japan / Social learning and NGOs in Asia / Japanese foreign policy


Kanako Kuramitsu

University of Birmingham, UK

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