Welcoming Dr. Tomoyo Chisaka to the Abbasi Program

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tomoyo as our Visiting Scholar from Japan this academic year. She is currently affiliated with the University of Tokyo as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. Her research examines elections under authoritarian regimes, particularly Iran. She received degrees from Osaka University (BA in Persian, MA and PhD in International Public Policy). She spent one year doing fieldwork in Iran as a visiting student at the University of Tehran to complete her PhD research on Iran’s election management body. While at Stanford, Tomoyo will be a part of the communities of the Abbasi Program and the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. She plans to develop her paper on managing post-election protests in authoritarian regimes and will consult the archives at the Hoover and Stanford libraries.