Hirotaka Fujibayashi

Max Weber Fellow
Hirotaka Fujibayashi is a Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies during the Academic Year 2023-2024. His research, at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, is focused on the politics and political economy of immigration and refugee reception. Two broad questions motivating his research are: (1) how sovereign states respond to the inflows of refugees and asylum-seekers; and (2) why states behave the way they do.

Hirotaka is defending his PhD in International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland, in October 2023. In his PhD thesis, he explored the cross-country variation of refugee and asylum policies across the Global South using mixed methods and an original dataset.

Prior to his PhD, he holds an MA in International Studies and an LLB from the University of Tokyo. Before and during his doctoral studies, he was also a visiting researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies of the University of California San Diego and the Institute of International and Civil Security of Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.

His work appears in the International Interactions, Journal of Refugee Studies, and African Security Review, among others.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8408-0647.