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Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University

Paul O’Shea is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. He was awarded Docent by Lund University in 2019. He graduated with a joint PhD from Tohoku University in Japan and the University of Sheffield in the UK, and before moving to Sweden was a lecturer at Aarhus University in Denmark. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics.

His research focuses on society, politics, and international relations in Japan and the broader East Asian region. Specifically, his has written articles, books, and book chapters, on topics including the US-Japan alliance, international trade, territorial disputes, food security and military bases.


  • –present
    Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University


  • 2012 
    University of Sheffield, East Asian Studies