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Warren A. Stanislaus

PhD Candidate in History, University of Oxford

Warren A. Stanislaus is a PhD candidate in modern Japanese history at the University of Oxford (Pembroke College). He teaches global and transnational intellectual history as an Associate Lecturer at Rikkyo University. He has also held numerous Visiting Researcher and Associate Lectureship posts at universities in the UK and Japan.

With fluent Japanese and advanced Mandarin Chinese, he designs and coordinates innovative academia-industry partnerships that have developed scholarships, internships and career placements. His work has been featured on TV Tokyo’s Business Satellite, The EdTech Podcast and the PIE News.

Warren is passionate about connecting ideas to diverse audiences and is regularly invited to write and speak on trends in foreign policy in East Asia, cultural diplomacy, popular culture, higher education and global tourism. Warren’s recent publications include contributions to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Times Higher Education; Global Asia; Conversation; Runnymede Trust; and USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Originally from South East London with a mixed heritage background (Swiss, Trinidadian, Nigerian, German, Grenadian) Warren has spent 10+ years in Tokyo as a student and professional. He previously served as a Researcher at Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank, where he led a major international study and bilingual book publication on Japan's 21st century soft power. He received a BA in Liberal Arts from International Christian University in Tokyo and an MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford’s Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

In his spare time, Warren enjoys hosting networking socials as President of the Oxford Alumni Club of Japan, DJing at parties, and learning about new cultures through travel, food and a local tipple.

Warren was named 3rd in the UK's Top 10 Rare Rising Stars Awards 2019 and won 3rd place in the 2018 Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in History (of Japan) , University of Oxford


  • 2011 
    University of Oxford, MPhil Japanese Studies