Robert is an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University. He completed his doctorate in sociology at the University of California-Davis in the United States. In his research, he uses qualitative methods to study the incorporation of Japanese Peruvian immigrants into Japanese society.
For spring 2015, undergraduate classes on International Migration, Race and Ethnicity, and Precarious Japan will be posting on the blog. Last fall, students in undergraduate and graduate classes on Race and Ethnicity, International Sociology, and Imagined Communities posted on the blog.