Kayo Onishi, PhD, Post-doctoral research fellow at Department Alte Welt und Asiatische Kulturen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
September 15 - October 15
Kayo earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington in 2017, with a doctoral dissertation entitled "Electoral Gender Quotas and Women’s Representation in Developing Countries—When and How Do Quotas Work?" Her dissertation focuses on the impact of electoral gender quotas on women’s substantive representation in developing countries. She also earned her Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tokyo and she has published articles on Reproductive Health/Rights and maternal health policy in Japan. Her current research interests include violence against women in politics with a specific focus on Japan and Japan’s non-quota adoption. She is the recipient of US-Japan Fulbright Graduate Study Scholarship and the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop fellowship.