Dr Yoshi Kobayashi
- Position: Associate Professor in Global Political Economy and Development
- Areas of expertise: Foreign Policy; Foreign Aid; Economic Sanctions; Border Politics; Health Behaviour & Policy; Immigration; Survey and Experimental Methods
- Email: Y.Kobayashi@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 6177
- Location: 14.07 Social Sciences Building
- Website: Googlescholar | Researchgate
I joined POLIS in 2018, having previously taught international relations and quantitative methods at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Rice University in 2013.
For a detailed overview of my background, research, and teaching experience, please refer to my Curriculum Vitae.
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- Programme Manager - BA Economics and Politics
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My research spans a wide range of topics, all aimed at addressing pressing global challenges, including poverty, pandemics, refugee crises, and climate-related disasters. As a political scientist, I emphasize the importance of understanding the politics surrounding these issues. I also advocate for multidisciplinary approaches to tackle these complex challenges. I integrate insights from other fields and seek to contribute to broader academic debates by publishing in interdisciplinary journals. I regularly publish papers in top multidisciplinary journals such as Social Science & Medicine and World Development, in addition to political science/ international relations journals such as American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, and International Studies Quarterly.
Current Research Projects:
- Politics of pandemic preparedness
- Influence of country origin on public support for vaccine procurement
- Endogenizing health communication in U.S. politics
- Gender politics in foreign aid
- Gender perspectives on immigrant attitudes and immigration policies
- Media gatekeeping, public attention, and refugee policies
- Border control and attitudes toward refugees
- Border security and trust toward refugee
- WHO, reputation, and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination
- Public attention, brutality, and (counter-)terrorism
- Support for foreign aid: Introducing cross-national time-series estimates
From 2023 to 2027, I'll be leading a project on the politics of pandemic preparedness, funded by the Japan Science & Technology Agency’s PRESTO (Sakigake) Grant. My research previously received financial support from the Murata Science Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Nomura Foundation, amongst others.
- PhD Political Science, Rice University
- MA Political Science, Rice University
- BS Mathematics & Political Science, Stephen F. Austin State University
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Global Development
- Centre for Global Security Challenges