Michael Strausz

Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies
Political Science
Scharbauer Hall 2007F

michael.strausz@tcu.edu | 817-257-6403

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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington, (2007)
MA, Political Science, University of Washington, (2001)
BA, International Relations / Japanese Language, Phi Beta Kappa, Michigan State University (1999)

Courses Taught

POSC 20093 Scope and Methods of Political Science
POSC 20503 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POSC 30003 Honors in Political Science
POSC 35023 Comparative Social Movements
POSC 35613 The Politics of Japan
POSC 40093 Capstone - Honors

Comparative Civil Society
International Politics
International Relations of Japan
Japanese Politics and Society Through Film
Scope and Methods of Political Science

Areas of Focus

My teaching and research interests include Japanese politics, immigration, civil society, the politics of protest, the role of norms in international society.

Strausz, Michael. 2016. “Immigration and the Upcoming Upper House Election.” In New Perspectives on Japan from the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, edited by Arthur Alexander. Washington, D.C.: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.

Strausz, Michael. 2014. “Forced Migration in Contemporary Asia.” In Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia, edited by Saadia M. Pekkanen, John Ravenhill and Rosemary Foot. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Greenhill, Brian and Michael Strausz. 2014. “Explaining Nonratification of the Genocide Convention: A Nested Analysis.” Foreign Policy Analysis 10:371-391.

Strausz, Michael. 2014. “Executives, Legislatures, and Whales: The Birth of Japan’s Scientific Whaling Regime.” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 14:455-478.

Strausz, Michael. 2012. “International Pressure and Domestic Precedent: Japan’s Resettlement of Indochinese Refugees.” Asian Journal of Political Science 20:244-266.

Mello, Brian, and Michael Strausz. 2011. “International Norms and Women’s Rights in Turkey and Japan.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 32:333-362.

Strausz, Michael. 2010. “Japanese Conservatism and the Integration of Foreign Residents.” Japanese Journal of Political Science 11:245-264.

Strausz, Michael. 2006-2007. “Minorities and Protest in Japan: The Politics of the Fingerprinting Refusal Movement.” Pacific Affairs 79:641-656.

  • Association for Asian Studies
  • American Political Science Association
  • Southwest Conference for Asian Studies

Director of the Japan Political Studies Group, which holds meetings and sponsors panels at the American Political Science Association and Association for Asian Studies conferences, 2014-2017.

Local Arrangements Chair for the Southwest Conference for Asian Studies, Fort Worth, Texas, 2015

International Relations Section Chair for the Southwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 4-7, 2012.

Program Coordinator for the Southwest Conference for Asian Studies at TCU, September 24-25, 2010

Peer reviewer for Asian Journal of Comparative Politics; Comparative Political Studies; Foreign Policy Analysis; Japanese Journal of Political Science; Japan Forum
Journal of Asian and African Studies; Journal of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies; Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy; Pacific Affairs; Palgrave Macmillan; Party Politics; Political Research Quarterly; Social Science Japan Journal