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Robin O'Day, Ph.D.

Robin O'Day - 125x168 web profile
Title: Assistant Professor of Cultural 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
  • ANTH 2020 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 3600 - Contemporary East Asia
  • ANTH 3640 - Japanese Culture and Society


  • 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

2018  O’Day, Robin; Slater, David H.; & Uno Satsuki, “Mass Media Representations of Youth Social Movements in Japan.” Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan: Re-emerging from Invisibility. David Chiavacchi and Julia Obinger (eds.) Social Movements, Protest, and Culture series. Routledge Press. Pp. 177-197.

2017  O’Day Robin, “Politischer Aktivismus Der Japanischen Jugend Heute: SEALDs Und Freeterbewegung ("Political Activism Of Japanese Youth Today: SEALDs and Freeter") in "Japan in der Ara Abe. Eine politikwissenschaftliche Analyse"(Japan in the Abe era: A Political Science Analysis). Paper translated by Anna Wiemann, Volume Edited by Gabriel Vogt and Steffen Heinrich. Munich: Iudicium. Pp. 203-216. 

Work Experience

  • 2018 SOPHIA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN - Liberal Arts Faculty - Invited Visiting Professor
  • 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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