2. Fellows
  3. The 4th Cohort
  4. TSUCHIYA Kisho


The 4th Cohort


Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies/Assistant Professor
Field of Research:Southeast Asian Studies, History, Postcolonialism, Cold War Studies, Borderland Studies, Oral History

Kisho Tsuchiya graduated from the Department of Global Politics, Faculty of Law, Hosei University in 2011. He worked for the United Nations’ Election Support Team in Timor-Leste and earned a Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies (2013) and a Ph.D. in History (2018) both from the National University of Singapore. After serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the “Reconceptualizing the Cold War: On-the-ground Experience in Asia” project at the National University of Singapore, he became an Assistant Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University in October 2021.

His major publication to date is Emplacing East Timor: Regime Change and Knowledge, 1860-2010 (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2024). He is also an editorial board member of Southeast Asian Studies (Kyoto University) and Diálogos (National University of East Timor) and member of the Association for Asian Studies’ Indonesia and East Timor Studies Committee. Winner of the 2017 Pattana Kitiarsa Paper Prize and the 2018 Indonesia & Timor-Leste Studies Committee Student Paper Prize (both awarded by the Association for Asian Studies).

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