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Kobayashi Ayako

NameKobayashi Ayako
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Global Studies, Department of Global Studies
Job titleAssociate Professor
DegreeBachelor of Law(Sophia University), Master of International and Administrative Policy(Hitotsubashi University), Doctor of Law(Hitotsubashi University)
Research funding number50845146
J-Global ID201901012487192493

Research Interests

International Politics ,Peace and Conflict Studies ,International Organization ,Global Governance ,International Human Rights

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / International relations / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Politics / 

Research History

Apr 2023
Sophia University Faculty of Global Studies Department of Global Studies Associate Professor 
Apr 2019
Mar 2023
Sophia University Faculty of Global Studies Department of Global Studies Assistant Professor by special appointment 
Sep 2021
Mar 2022
Hosei University Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies Adjunct Lecturer 
Apr 2020
Aug 2021
Hitotsubashi University  Part-time lecturer 
Aug 2017
Mar 2019
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School  Research Fellow 


Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law 
Hitotsubashi University School of International and Public Policy Global Governance Program
Sophia University Faculty of Law Department of International Legal Studies

Committee Memberships

Oct 2022
Sep 2025
JAUNS  Conference Organizing Committee
Jan 2024
Mar 2024
National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education  Temporary member of the Committee for Awarding of Degrees
Apr 2021
Dec 2023
ISA  FTGS Executive Committee Member-at-Large
May 2023
Jun 2023
Japan Association of United Nations Studies  Program Coordinator of the 24th Annual Conference
JAIR  2022 Annual Convention Committee Member


Sophia University, Good Practice Award in Teaching Selected by Students,Course Title: International Politics: Theory and Practice
Jul 2022
Refugee Studies Research Promotion Award
Apr 2021
ISA FTGS Convention Award
Dec 2020
Soroptimist International, Niigata, Soroptimist Japan Foundation Women's Research Scholarship・Club Award
Mar 2009
JASSO, JASSO Scholarship Exemption from Return for Particularly Outstanding Achievement


Ayako Kobayashi   
Refugee Study Journal   (13) 100-111   Mar 2024   [Refereed]
Ayako Kobayashi   
International Relations   (210) 95-110   Mar 2023   [Refereed]
Ayako Kobayashi   
The United Nations Studies   (22) 157-181   Jun 2021   [Refereed]
Ayako Kobayashi   
Ph.D. dissertation, Hitotsubashi University      Mar 2019
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International Relations   (186) 80-96   Jan 2017   [Refereed]


Ayako Kobayashi   
Cosmopolis   (17) 27-35   Mar 2023   
Ayako Kobayashi   
Opinion, Japan Institute of Constitutional Law      Feb 2023   [Invited]
Ayako Kobayashi   
SYNODOS      Feb 2023   

Books and Other Publications

Yuji Uesugi, Ai Omori(Part:Contributor, Learning International Relations through Workshop in English)
Akashi Shoten   4 Apr 2024   (ISBN:4750357170)
Ayako Kobayashi(Part:Contributor, Chapter 12 Rethinking global citizenship and the United Nations)
Routledge   31 Jul 2023   (ISBN:1032439629)   
Kenji Takita, Ryo Oshiba, Yasuko Tsuru(Part:Contributor, Global Society and Human Security)
Yushindo   7 Apr 2023   (ISBN:4842055863)
Ayako Kobayashi(Part:Sole translator)
Jan 2023   (ISBN:4560094691)
松本弘(Part:Contributor, 「スーダン」)
東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所   Mar 2022   


Ayako Kobayashi   
Humanitarian Congress Tokyo 2024   25 Apr 2024   [Invited]
Ayako Kobayashi   
JAIR 2023 Annual Convention   10 Nov 2023   [Invited]
Ayako Kobayashi   
Graduate School of Law, Keio University   7 Oct 2023   [Invited]
Ayako Kobayashi   
The 16th Research Conference of Japan Association of Global Governance   13 May 2023   [Invited]

Teaching Experience

Sep 2023
Peace and Conflict Studies (Sophia University)
Sep 2022
Seminar (International Relations)
Sep 2021
Academic Skills for Global Studies
Apr 2019
Conflict Resolution (Sophia University)
Apr 2019
Peace Research (Sophia University)

Professional Memberships

Japan Association for International Security
Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
Japan Association for Human Security Studies (JAHSS)
International Studies Association
Japan Association of International Relations

Research Projects

Status Politics and Conflict Recurrence: Peace Negotiations in the Gray Zone between Statehood and Non-Statehood
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Ayako Kobayashi 
Project Year: Apr 2024 - Mar 2028
Analyzing Armed Actors in Peace and Conflict Studies: A Decade after the Independence of South Sudan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Ayako Kobayashi 
Project Year: Apr 2020 - Mar 2025
Project Year: Jul 2021 - Mar 2024
Women in Leadership in Global Governance (WILIGG)
Margaret P Karns Kirsten Haack 
Project Year: 2021 - 2022
Project Year: 2018 - 2019

Media Coverage

読売新聞   Dec 2020   [Newspaper, magazine]