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Gill Steel, PhD ― Professor

Before arriving at Doshisha Gill Steel taught widely in Japanese universities, most recently in the Department of Social Psychology, the Graduate School of Sociology and Letters at the University of Tokyo.

Born in the north of England, she came to Japan shortly after graduating from Essex University with a degree in Government. After living in Nagoya for four years, she earned a PhD in Political Science at the University of Chicago, conducting research for her dissertation at Rikkyo University.

Her research is in the field of Comparative Politics, with a focus on Japan. Currently pursuing two main research projects. The first project explores the relationship between gender and voting preferences in advanced industrial democracies. The second project investigates whether higher education influences Afghan students’ values, political and economic preferences, and networks.