• Naosuke Mukoyama

    Associate Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives

Naosuke Mukoyama (DPhil, Oxford) is an Associate Professor of Security Studies at the Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo. Before joining UTokyo, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research agenda broadly centers on the emergence and development of the sovereign state, covering state formation, resource politics, and historical international relations, mainly focusing on East/Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Brief CV
  • 2022.8-
    University of Tokyo
    Associate Professor of Security Studies, Institute for Future Initiatives
  • 2021-2022
    University of Cambridge
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies
    Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College
  • 2021
    University of Oxford
    DPhil in International Relations
  • 2017
    University of Tokyo
    MPhil in Political Science
  • 2015
    University of Tokyo
    Bachelor of Laws
Research Fields

International relations and comparative politics. Research interests include:

  • State formation
  • Colonial rule and imperialism
  • Resource politics and environmental politics
  • Historical international relations
  • Non-Western international relations
  • Qualitative methods
Peer-reviewed articles
  • Mukoyama, Naosuke. 2023. “Colonial Oil and State-Making: The Separate Independence of Qatar and Bahrain.” Comparative Politics, online first. [link]
  • Mukoyama, Naosuke. 2022. “The Eastern cousins of European sovereign states?: The development of linear borders in early modern Japan.” European Journal of International Relations, online first. [link]
  • Mukoyama, Naosuke. 2020. “Colonial Origins of the Resource Curse: Endogenous Sovereignty and Authoritarianism in Brunei.” Democratization, 27(2), 224-242. [link]
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (2021)
  • Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2021)
  • Predoctoral Research Fellowship (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2017)
Research grants
  • Murata Science Foundation (2021)
  • Mishima Kaiun Memorial Foundation (2021) (with Sayumi Miyano)
  • Sasakawa Fund Travel Grant (2021)
  • OxPo Travel Grant (2021)
  • Santander Academic Travel Award (2020)
  • ISA travel grant (2020) (400 USD) (Not claimed due to the cancellation of the conference)
  • Takanashi Foundation for Historical Science (2019)
  • Cyril Foster Fund, DPIR, University of Oxford (2019)
  • Royal Historical Society: Research Expenses for Postgraduate Students (2018)
  • Suntory Foundation: Grant for Groundbreaking Young Researchers (2018)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (2017)
Academic awards
  • Runner-up for Barbara Tuchman Award by ISA Historical International Relations Section (2020)
  • Ishibashi Tanzan Young Researcher Award by Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation (2018)
  • JAIR Best Paper Award by the Japan Association of International Relations (2017)
  • Runner-up for Showa Ikeda Essay Award by Showa Ikeda Memorial Foundation (2015)
  • Runner-up for Ishibashi Tanzan Peace Award by Yamanashi Peace Museum (2014)
  • Eisaku Sato Essay Award by Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation with United Nations University (2013)
  • International Studies Association
  • European International Studies Association
  • Japan Association of International Relations
  • Japan Association for Comparative Politics