Sherry Martin, associate professor of government, has been awarded a Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities to pursue her comparative project, "Mobile Knowledge: Adult Learning and Politics in Japan, Sweden, and the United States." Martin, who also has an appointment to the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, co-edited the 2008 book "Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact." In 2008 she became a faculty fellow in the Institute for the Social Sciences.
Her research interests include Japanese politics and comparative politics of advanced industrialized democracies; political allegiance and alienation; mass political behavior and protest politics; gender and politics; and political socialization.
In 2009 Martin was appointed a fellow to the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, a group of scholars and policymakers who participate in an ongoing dialogue about the future of U.S.-Japan relations.