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Shinichiro Asayama

Visiting Scholar at Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Shinichiro Asayama is JSPS Research Fellow at Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan, currently a Visiting Scholar at Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK.

As an environmental social scientist, he studies the roles of narratives and imaginaries in the societal debates around climate change. He is interested in understanding how people construct climate change as a narrative for social change (or non-change). His research focuses broadly on the politics of scientific knowledge and technological imaginaries in the science-policy interface of climate change. In particular, through interpretative social science analysis, he studies the role of discourses, framings and narratives in shaping the public debates around the IPCC, CCS and climate geoengineering.


  • 2018–present
    Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2017–present
    JSPS Research Fellow, Waseda University, Japan
  • 2014–2017
    Research Associate, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • 2012–2014
    JSPS Research Fellow, Tohoku University, Japan


  • 2013 
    Tohoku University, Japan, PhD, Environmental Studies
  • 2009 
    Tohoku University, Japan, MA, Environmental Studies
  • 2007 
    Tohoku University, Japan, Bsc, Materials Science