Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Comparative politics; political economy; Japanese politics, Chinese politics
Professor Shimizu offers courses on Japanese and Chinese politics and political economy. Her work “Private Money as Public Funds: The Politics of Japan’s Recessionary Economy” examines the role of private financial institutions in Japan’s political struggles to adjust to a changing economic and demographic landscape.
Professor Shimizu received her undergraduate degree and PhD from Stanford University (2008). During the 2009–2010 academic year, she was an advanced research fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University.