SHIN Ki-young

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SHIN Ki-young
Ochanomizu University
Research Organization for the Promotion of Global Women's Leadership Institute for Gender Studies Institute for Gender Studies
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science(University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Research funding number


Ki-young Shin is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Gender Studies and the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences at Ochanomizu University. Ph.D. in Political Science. Her research interests include women’s political representation, comparative women’s movements, #MeToo, and gender policies in East Asia. She organized an East Asian Research Network on Gender and Diversity in Political Representation (WondeR) for comparative research on women's political representation in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Her recent works are published in international journals such as International Political Science Review, Politics & Gender, and Pacific Affairs, among others. She has contributed to edited volumes including the Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory (Oxford Univ. Press 2015), Gender and Power (Palgrave McMillan 2015), as well as Japanese and Korean books. In 2018, she co-founded the Academy for Gender Parity for women’s political leadership education.

Research Areas

  • Gender / Gender / Politics and Gender
  • Politics / Politics / East Asia Comparative Politics
  • Politics / Politics / Gender and Politics
  • Gender / Gender / Gender and Politics

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Associate Professor, Research Organization for the Promotion of Global Women's Leadership Institute for Gender Studies Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2008
Associate Professor, Graduate Program of Gender and Social Sciences, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2008
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University 


Sep 1998
Mar 2006
Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Awards & Honors

Jul 2018
Does “Constituency Facetime” Reproduce male Dominance: Insights from Japan’s Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral System, Wilma Rule Best Award 2018: IPSA Best Research on Gender and Politics, 世界政治学会
Winner: SHIN, Ki-young, MIURA Mari, STEEL Jackie F.
Mar 2004
Movement without Activism: Japanese Women's Family Law Reform Movement since the 1980s, The Betty Nesvold Best Paper on Women and Politics Award, Western Political Science Association (U.S.A.)
Winner: Ki-young Shin

Published Papers

Gender, Election Campaigns and the First Female President of South Korea
SHIN, Ki-young
Journal of Gender Studies   (21) 71-86   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Introduction for the Special Section: Gender and Political Leadership
SHIN, Ki-young
Journal of Gender Studies   (21) 5-8   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
South Korean Views on Japan’s Constitutional Reform under the Abe Government,
申 琪榮
The Pacific Review   31(2) 256-266   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Support or Opposition?: Perception of the 20th Korean Parliament on Legislative Gender Parity/Balance
SHIN Ki-young
Korea and World Politics   33(4) 27-57   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Opportunities and Challenges to Gender Quotas in Local Politics: The Case of Municipal Council Elections in Korea
申 琪榮
Asian Journal of Women’s Studies   23(3) 363-384   Aug 2017   [Refereed]


What changes has #MeToo brought about?
SHIN, Ki-young
132(秋・冬) 47-52   Dec 2018
Symposium on Neoliberalism and the Transformation of Women’s Policies in Japan
Gender, Technology and Development      2010
Women’s political parties may be marginal in electoral terms, but they still matter
   Jan 2019
Gender Quotas in Taiwan
   Mar 2019

Books etc

Ideology and Sensibility in Postwar Japan
SHIN Ki-young (Part:Contributor)
Sep 2017   
Gender and Japanese Society
SHIN Ki-young
Hanool   Oct 2016   
Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory
Shin, Ki-young (Part:Contributor)
Oxford University Press   Dec 2015   
Gender and Power: Towards Equality and Democratic Governance
Shin, Ki-young (Part:Contributor)
Palgrave McMillan   Oct 2015   
The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics
SHIN Ki-young
Routledge   Feb 2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

Does “Constituency Facetime” Reproduce male Dominance: Insights from Japan’s Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral System
SHIN, Ki-young
International Political Science Association   Jul 2018   
"Society Where All Women Shine Politicy" Under the Abe Government: A Japanese Version of Gender Mainstreaming Policy? [Invited]
SHIN Ki-young
Equal Participation and Diversity   Nov 2017   Japanese-German Center Berlin, JSPS
選挙制度と公認過程のジェンダー分析 [Invited]
SHIN Ki-young
日本政治学会年次大会   Sep 2017   日本政治学会
“Abe’s “All Women Shining Society Policy”
申 琪榮
European Association for Japanese Studies   Aug 2017   
Korean Legislators' Perception on Gender Quotas and Women's Representation [Invited]
SHIN Ki-young
How Do Women's Legislators Different From Men Legislators?   Jul 2017   Korean Legislation Research Bureau

Research Grants & Projects

East Asian International Relations Theory
Project Year: 2015 - 2018
Female President and Women's Political Representation
Project Year: 2014 - 2017
Politics of Gender Quotas: Institutionalization or Resistance
Project Year: 2019 - 2021