Profile of Dr. Shoko Kiyohara

A photo with Professor Diana Owen at Georgetown University

Shoko Kiyohara

Professor, School of Information and Communication

Meiji University

1-1 Kanda-Surugadai Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo 101-8301 JAPAN

She received a doctorate in law from Keio University in 2007, and teaches Information and Communication Policy, and American politics at Meiji University.

Prior to this, she worked for InfoCom Research as a researcher, and Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo as an assistant professor. She was a Fulbright Dissertation Fellow at Georgetown University in 2005. Funded by Ohira Masayoshi Foundation, she published her dissertation as a book in 2008.

In March, 2009, she received the encouragement award from Telecommunications Advancement Foundation for the book titled as the Telecommunications Policy Process in the contemporary America: A Reform of Universal Service Fund (in Japanese).
She was an associate member, Information and Communications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication from 2011 to 2015.

During her sabbatical (2014-2016), she spent two years in Washington D.C.. She was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University, and a visiting scholar at APSA Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs. She was also Abe Fellow (Fellow Year 2014) .
Since 2009, she has been interested in how the Internet has affected election campaigns in the U.S. and Japan. Recently she completed a co-research project, which was a comparative study of Internet election campaigns in the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. For the work, she has published a book with co-researchers by Palgrave.