Curriculum Vitae

Jordan Hamzawi

Political Science PhD Candidate

University of California, Davis

662 Kerr Hall, Davis, CA 95616

 

E-mail: jhhamzawi@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 916-798-8787

Education​
University of California, Davis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Political Science

2015 - present (expected graduation 2020)

 

University of Michigan

Master of Arts (M.A.), Area Studies: Japan

2013 - 2015

Brigham Young University

Double Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), International Relations; Japanese

​​2007 - 2013

Skills

Statistical Analysis

  • R

  • STATA

  • SPSS

Languages

English

Japanese

  • OPI - Superior

  • JLPT - N1

Academic Employment
University of California, Davis

Lecturer

2018 - 2019

  • Comparative Electoral Systems 

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics 

  • Political Methodology 

  • Institutional Failure 

  • Western European Politics

 
Teaching Assistant
2016 - 2019
  • Comparative Electoral Systems

  • British Politics

  • Political Psychology 

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • Eastern European Politics

University of Michigan

Research Assistant

2013 - 2015

Brigham Young University

Teaching Assistant

2010 - 2012

  • Political Inquiry

Research Assistant

2010

Main Research and Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics (Japanese and East Asian politics), electoral systems, party systems, interaction between foreign and domestic policy

Quantitative Methodology (time series, Bayesian analysis, experimental methods, regression discontinuity design)

Publications

2020. “Policy Preferences and Party Switching: Lessons from the 2012 Japanese 

Election.” Party Politics.

 

2016. Contributing author in Jonathan H. Ping and Brett McCormick (eds.) China’s 

Strategic Priorities. Routledge.

 

2015. “The Dynamics of China Public Opinion and Prime Minister Support in Japan.” University of Michigan. Master’s Thesis. 

 

2013. “The Dragon’s Scapegoat: China’s Dual Approach Japan Policy.” Sigma Journal of 

Political and International Studies. 30: 1-10.

Working Papers

“Coordination Failure in the 2012 Japanese Lower House Election.” I have conducted the analysis and will be equal co-author on this chapter, which will appear in a monograph tentatively titled Duverger’s Accordion: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Two-Party System by Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, and Michael F. Thies.

 

2020. “Unveiling Valence: The Emergence of Party Power in Modern Japan.” 

 

2019. “Old Party, New Tricks: Policy and Valence in the Face of Institutional Change.”

Other Works

2013. Reconciling the Japanese Constitution: A comparative analysis of Japan’s post-war 

constitution.

Conference Participation

August 2019. "Old Party, New Tricks: Policy and Valence in the Face of Institutional Change." Paper presented at APSA, Washington D.C.

April 2019. “Unveiling Valence: The Emergence of Party Power in Japan.” Paper presented at MPSA, Chicago.

 

September 2016. “Policy Preferences and Party Switching: Lessons from the 2012 Japanese Election.” Paper presented at APSA, Philadelphia.

 

April 2015. “Media and Foreign Public Opinion in Japan.” Paper presented at Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

 

February 2014. “The Dragon’s Scapegoat: China’s Dual Approach Japan Policy.” Paper presented at the Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University

Awards

Provost Fellowship in the Social Sciences

 

Center for Japanese Studies Academic Fellowship

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship