Setsuko Matsuzawa

Setsuko Matsuzawa

Professor of Sociology; Curriculum Committee Chair of East Asian Studies

Department/Affiliation: East Asian Studies, Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 330-287-1904
Office Address: 013 Kauke Hall
Email

Degrees

  • L.L.B., Sophia 1987
  • M.P.P., Duke 1991
  • L.L.M., Georgetown Law Center 1994
  • Certificate, Inter-University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies (administered by UC-Berkeley)Tsinghua University, China, 2001
  • Ph.D., California-San Diego 2007

Courses Taught

  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 203: Environmental Sociology
  • SOCI 205: Sociology of Law
  • SOCI 211: Social Movement
  • SOCI 219: Globalization and Contemporary Chinese Society

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • She was a Freeman Post-Doc Fellow as well as Fulbright Scholar.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • She has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright Hays and FLAS), the University of California (a Pacific Rim Research Grant, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation fellowship, and Regent Fellowship), the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation (Taiwan), and the World Bank.
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Asian Studies

Publications

  • “A Donor Influenced by Local Dynamics: Unintended Consequences of Capacity Building in China,” Sociology of Development 2 (1) Spring: 51-69 (2016).
  • "Greenpeace" and "Respondeat Superior," in Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime, Second Edition, Salinger, Lawrence M. (ed), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press, (2013).
  • "Citizen Environmental Activism in China: Legitimacy, Alliances, and Rights-based Discourses," in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts 19(2): 81-91 (2012).
  • "Horizontal Dynamics in Transnational Activism: The Case of Nu River Anti-dam Activism in China" in Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research 16(3): 369-87 (2011).
  • "The Emergence of Environmental Organizations and Women's Environmental Activism in China and Taiwan." Publication in the Journal of Asian Women's Studies (Japan), 12, pp. 7-14 (Mar. 2003) reprinted in the Journal of Chinese Studies (Japan), 45 (2004).
  • She has published book reviews with American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Mobilization: The International Quarterly Review of Social Movement Research, and Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest.

Other Media

Environmental Movements in China and Their Transnational Dimensions,” Mobilizing Ideas, the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame (Published 12/02/2014). 

Research

Professor Matsuzawa research interests include: Social Movements, Environmental Sociology, Development, Law, Transnational and Global Sociology, and East Asian Societies (China and Japan).  Her primary research area is environmental activism in East Asia.  Her recent works have appeared in Sociology of Development, ASIA Network Exchange, and Mobilization.  She teaches Introduction to Sociology, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Law, and Globalization and Contemporary China.