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Robin O'Day, Ph.D.

Robin O'Day - 125x168 web profile
Title: Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Phone: 706-867-2793

Office: Barnes Hall 303, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Cultural Anthropology, specialization in Japanese culture

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 1102 - Introduction to Anthropology


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2012
  • M.A., Religious studies, McMaster University, Canada, 2004
  • B.A., Comparative religion, Dalhousie University, Canada, 1999


2016  O’Day, Robin, “Student Protests Return to Tokyo.” In Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association. Volume 57: Issue 1-2:11-12

2015  O'Day, Robin, "Differentiating SEALDs from Freeters and Precariats: The politics of youth movements in contemporary Japan", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 37, No. 2, September 14, 2015.

2015  David Slater, Robin O'Day, Satsuki Uno, Love Kindstrand, and Chiharu Takano, 2015. "SEALDs (Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy): Research Note on Contemporary Youth Politics in Japan", The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 37, No. 1, September 14, 2015.

Book Chapters
2016  Robin O’Day, David Slater, Satsuki Uno, (Forthcoming), “Mass Media Representations of Youth Social Movements in Japan.” In Activism in Contemporary Japan: New Ideas, Players and Arenas?. David Chiavacchi and Julia Obinger (eds.) Social Movements, Protest, and Contention series. University of Minnesota Press. (In Preparation).

2016  O’Day Robin, (Forthcoming) “Politische Jugendbewegungen in Japan heute: SEALDs und Freeterbewegung (Political youth movements in Japan today: SEALDs and Freeters” Translated by Anna Wiemann In Politische Inhalte, Politische Strukturen: Japan unter Premierminister Shinzō Abe (“Political content, Political structures: Japan under Prime Minister Abe Shinzō"). Edited by Gabriel Vogt and Steffen Heinrich. Tokyo: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (German Institute for Japanese Studies).

2016  O’Day, Robin, (Forthcoming). 2016 “Dancing in the Streets: Freeters and the Politics of Precarious Employment.” In Alternative Politics: Activism, Protests and Oppositional Politics in Contemporary Japan, David Slater, Patricia Steinhoff, (eds.), University of Hawai’i Press.

Work Experience

2014–2016  UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA, JAPAN - Department of History & Anthropology - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
2012–2014  UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I AT MĀNOA, USA - Department of Sociology - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada)

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