Gaku Ito // 伊藤 岳

Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University


I am an assistant professor in the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDeC) at Hiroshima University (広島大学, Oct 2018 -).

Before joining Hiroshima University, I completed my graduate study in the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, University of Tokyo (PhD in Advanced Social and International Studies, Feb 2018) and worked as a research fellow at National Institutes for the Humanities and University of Toyama (Apr 2016 - Sep 2018). My graduate study was supervised by Professors Susumu Yamakage (山影 進) and Atsushi Ishida (石田 淳) and funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists).

My area of research is empirical study of International Relations, with primary focuses on the causes, dynamics, and outcomes of armed conflicts and external intervention. My recent research projects utilize spatial/georeferenced data, geographical information system (GIS), event data, and survey experiments to explore the long-run impacts of political violence and historical institutions on contemporary political and economic outcomes, with financial support from the JSPS (Grant #: 17K13686 and 18KT0054).