I joined Tampere University in 2021 as a University Lecturer in International Relations at the Faculty of Management and Business. Prior to that, I was a Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University, a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo. I received my PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University.
Previously, I also worked as a programme advisor at the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, held a visiting fellow position at the University of Jyväskylä, and was an honorary research fellow at the University of Warwick. I am currently serving on the Editorial Board of the journal, Citizenship Studies.
Fields of expertise
My research cuts across the fields of migration and citizenship studies, security studies, border studies, and international relations. Most of my work derives from a general interest in citizenship and community. In particular, I examine how the ambiguous boundaries of citizenship are transforming conventional meanings of politics and the space of political community. To do so, I explore concepts such as home, belonging, and translation.
My research has developed around the following three areas: (1) irregular migrant activism; (2) mobility and natural disasters; (3) ageing and migration.
Migration, citizenship, community, borders, security, language
International Relations, international political sociology, citizenship and migration studies, border studies, security studies
Shindo, R. et al. (2023) 'Collective Discussion: Movement and Carceral Spatiality in the Pandemic', International Political Sociology 17:3: 1-29. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ips/olad011
Shindo, R. (2022) 'Decolonising the Language of Citizenship', Citizenship Studies 26(4-5, 25th Anniversary Special Issue),650-660.
Puumala, E. and Shindo, R. (2021) 'Exploring the Links between Language, Everday Citizenship, and Community', Citizenship Studies 25(6), 739-755. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2021.1968696
Shindo, R. (2021) 'Translators as Mediators of Citizenship: Rethinking Community in Relational Translation', Citizenship Studies 25(6), 843-859. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2021.1968722
Shindo, R. (2019) Belonging in Translation: Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan, Bristol: Policy Press, 208 pages.
Shindo, R. (2019) ‘Home, Sweet Home? Community and the Dilemma of Belonging’, Geopolitics 26(2), 425-443. DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1626829
Shindo, R. (2018) ‘Resistance beyond Sovereign Politics’, Security Dialogue 49(3), 183-199. DOI: 10.1177/0967010617751994
Shindo, R. and Ní Mhurchú, A. (eds) (2016) Critical Imaginations in International Relations, Oxon: Routledge, 282 pages.
Shindo, R. and Ní Mhurchú, A. (2016) ‘Introduction’. In Critical Imaginations in International Relations. Edited by Ní Mhurchú, A., and Shindo, R. Oxon: Routledge, 1-10.
Shindo, R. (2016) ‘Resistance’. In Critical Imaginations in International Relations. Edited by Ní Mhurchú, A., and Shindo, R. Oxon: Routledge, 166-182.
Shindo, R. (2015) ‘Enacting Citizenship in a Post-Disaster Situation: The Response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake’, Citizenship Studies 19 (1), 16-34. DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2015.982965
Shindo, R. (2015) ‘Pretended Citizenship: Resistance within the Il/legal Boundary’, Protosociology 32, 83-105. DOI: 10.5840/protosociology2015325
Shindo, R. (2014) ‘The Category Mismatch and Struggles over Citizenship in Japan’. In Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies. Edited by Isin, E. and Nyers, P. Oxon: Routledge, 376-387.
Shindo, R. (2012) ‘The Hidden Effect of Return Diaspora to Post-conflict Countries: The Case of Policy and Temporary Return to Rwanda’, Third World Quarterly 33(9), 1685-1702. DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2012.721232
Shindo, R. (2012) ‘Rethinking Community and Citizenship: Translation Space as a Departure from Political Community’, International Political Sociology 6(2), 149-164. [Reprinted in 2013, the International Political Sociology Virtual Issue (on-line) ‘Territories, Spaces, Geographies’.] DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-5687.2012.00156.x
Shindo (2009) ‘Struggle for Citizenship: Interaction between Civil Society and Political Society at a Kurd Refugee Protest in Tokyo’, Citizenship Studies 13(3), 219-237. DOI: 10.1080/13621020902850627