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Katie Dingley

PhD Candidate and Associate Tutor

Email: K dot Dingley dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk


Katie is a PhD candidate in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies and an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies. She has an MA in International Politics and East Asia from the University of Warwick and a BA in Modern Japanese Studies from the University of Durham. She is a former private secretary to the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan.

Her research explores the politics of Japanese conservatives' representation of emotion in their pursuit of ontological security in the gendered international hierarchy. In late 2016 and early 2017, she was a Visiting Researcher at Waseda University, Tokyo.

She is a coordinator for the East Asia Study Group in the department.

Research Interests

Emotions, gender, and ontological security in the context of Japan

Thesis title (provisional): Ontological (In)Security, Masculinity, and Emotions: Japanese Conservatives and the “Post-War Regime"


Professor Chris Hughes

Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams

Funding and Awards
  • PAIS CSGR Scholarship (2015-2019) supplemented by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Postgraduate Studentship (2015-2018)
  • Japan Foundation Endowment Committee Research Grant for fieldwork (2016)
  • MA Scholarship, PAIS, University of Warwick (2012-2014)
  • Prize for the highest overall average in the International Politics and East Asia MA programme (2014), University of Warwick

Katie is a seminar tutor for PO384 East Asian Transformations.

Advice and Feedback Hours: Mondays during term time (excluding Reading Weeks), 9-10am, E1.04, bookable here

She has previously taught PO131 World Politics.

Research Assistance

In 2015 Katie was a Research Assistant for Professor Chris Hughes for his monograph entitled "Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’"