About Me /自己紹介

Hello, thank you for visiting my academic homepage. My name is Dr. Senan Fox.

I am currently a lecturer in the School of International Studies in Kanazawa University in Japan. I am interested in issues related to the themes of Conflict, Ideology, and/or Territorial Disputes (or an overlap of all three themes). To date, my writings have examined topics mostly related to East Asia, in particular China-Japan relations, and maritime territorial disputes in East Asia. I also have a strong interest in the Irish Troubles (1968 to 1998) and the subsequent Irish Peace Process (1994 to the present day) as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

In October 2011, I successfully completed a PhD degree in International Relations from the University of Saint Andrews in the United Kingdom (UK). I also have a Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. In addition, I have received a number of awards and funding grants in relation to my research and studies, and have completed further work as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Tokyo in Japan (please ask for my curriculum vitae (résumé) if you require more details).

In terms of teaching, I provide courses such as 'A History of International Politics (East Asia focus)', 'English Communication', 'Korean Issues since 1945 (Post-graduate Course)', 'Major Global Issues and Challenges', and 'Sino-Japanese Relations since 1972 (Post-graduate Course).' Please go to the front (home) page or the 'teaching' section of this website to see the details of all courses and topics of interest. I am also currently acting as a research supervisor to a number of Japanese and international undergraduate and postgraduate students who are engaged in thesis writing. 

If one looks at my curriculum vitae (résumé), one can see that I have a range of diverse experiences regarding university teaching and research in the fields of English, International Relations, History, and Politics, in Japan, the United States, and the UK. I therefore have knowledge of and experience with the Japanese, American, and British education systems. I have written several articles for academic and media publications in different parts of the world, including Japan. I have also attended, and have been invited to numerous international conferences, talks, and workshops, to present papers related to my research. Alongside these academic activities, I have been and continue to be actively involved in events and organisations that emphasis the volunteer spirit, charity, humanitarianism, and international goodwill. Whether you are a scholar, teacher, student, or just someone dropping by who shares an interest in East Asia or in the themes of Conflict, Ideology, and/or Territorial Disputes then please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Best wishes,