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  Mari Nukii

    Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs.


Research Interest

  • Politics, society and history of the Middle East
  • Youth culture in the Middle East (media, cinema, marriage and family, etc.)
  • US diplomatic policy toward the Middle East

Education

1996B.A. in History, Waseda University (Tokyo)
1998M.A. in History, Keio University (Tokyo)
2005M.A. in Sociology, Eastern Michigan University (US)
2007Ph.D. in History, Keio University (Tokyo)
 

Professional Experience

1998-2000Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Japan in Iran
2005-2007Coordinator and Specialist for the Middle East, Japan Foundation
2007-2009Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Japan in Syria
April 2009 –- March 2013Research Associate, Organization for Islamic Area Studies,
Waseda University
April 2009 –- March 2012Part-time Lecturer, Keio University
April 2013 –- presentResearch Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
April 2013 –- presentAdjunct Researcher, Organization for Islamic Area Studies,
Waseda University
 

Selected Publications

Ph.D. Thesis

  • Nationalism and the Tehran Bazaar: The Oil Nationalization Movement in Iran in the 1950s, Keio University, 2007 (in Japanese).

Articles

  • "The Bazaaris’ Political Role during Mosadeq’s Government," Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies (Japan Association for Middle East Studies), 18-1, 2003 (in Japanese with English summary).
  • “The Arab-American Community in Detroit: The Case of Dearborn," Orient, 48-1, 2005 (in Japanese).
  • “Development of the Animation Industry in Syria," Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (The Middle East Research Institute of Japan), 506, 2009 (in Japanese).
  • “Organizations and Social Movements in the Tehran Bazaar after World War II,” Journal of Islamic Area Studies (Organization for Islamic Area Studies), Vol. 3, 2011 (in Japanese).
  • “Protest Events in the Tehran Bazaar during the Oil Nationalization Movement of Iran,” Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies (Japan Association for Middle East Studies), 28-1, 2012.
  • “Japan-Iran Relations: From the Silk Road to Oil Tankers,” Gulf Asia Research Bulletin, Gulf Research Center, No. 7, 2014, pp. 18-20.
  • “New Power Struggles after the Geneva Interim Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Program,” AJISS- Commentary,  The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies, No. 193, pp. 1-5.  http://www2.jiia.or.jp/en_commentary/201403/19-1.html
  • Mari Nukii and Ryuichi Sugiyama, eds., Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema and Society, (Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University, 2014 (in Japanese).
 

Presentations

  • “Protest Events in the Tehran Bazaar during the Oil Nationalization Movement in Iran,” World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.
  • “The History of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services: Living as 'Arab Americans’ in America before and after 9/11," Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Japan: The State of the Art, Beirut Seminar at Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Beirut, Lebanon, organized by the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, December 2012.
  • “Hassan Rouhani's Victory in Iran’s 11th Presidential Election and the New Power Struggle,” World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, WOCMES Ankara 2014, August, Turkey.
  • “American Foreign Policy and the August 1953 Coup d’Etat in Iran: Manipulation and Reflection of Iranian Public Opinion,” The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation, DAVO, 2014.
 

Research Grants and Fellowships

2003 - 2004The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
2012 - 2014Toyota Foundation Joint Research Grant
“Interdisciplinary Research on Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema and Society: A Culture of Entertainment and Resistance under an Authoritarian Regime"
May 11, 2013Japan Association for Middle East Studies Research Award
 

Associations/Memberships

  • Japan Association for Middle East Studies (JAMES)
  • The Japanese Association for American History
  • The Japanese Association for American Studies
  • The Japanese Association for Migration Studies
  • International Society for Iranian Studies