Dr. Anand Rao Conducts Research at Oxford University

Dr. Rao spent a semester at the St. Antony's College at Oxford.

Dr. Anand Rao, assistant professor of political science and international relations, spent his sabbatical for the Fall 2023 semester at Oxford University. This took place during the Michaelmas Term, which ran from October 8th to December 2nd. He was officially an Academic Visitor at St. Antony’s College, a  constituent college of Oxford that was founded in 1950 and specializes in the study of international relations, economics, and politics. While there, Professor Rao did research for an ongoing project that analyzes geopolitical factors influencing recent Japanese immigration policy. St Antony's College is home to the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, one of the world's leading academic centers for the study of all topics pertaining to Japan. He attended weekly seminars that featured talks by Japan experts based in Europe, discussed his research with faculty members at the Nissan Institute, and was able to access the resources at Oxford's renowned Bodleian Japanese Library. Professor Rao hopes to eventually write a monograph as part of the Palgrave-St Antony's Series of publications. While on sabbatical, he enjoyed traveling by train during weekends in Britain and was able to visit many places, including Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and St Andrews.