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Dr Ria Shibata, Research Fellow

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Email ria.shibata@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 3920

Teaching

INTS509 Global Peace and Conflict

Supervision

Dr Shibata is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

  • Intergroup/interstate conflicts (in particular, intractable conflicts)
  • Identity and conflicts
  • Collective memory, collective victimhood
  • Reconciliation and historical injustices
  • Nationalism and history education
  • Contact theory

Research

  • Intractable conflicts in East Asia
  • East Asia peace and security
  • Identity and conflicts
  • Collective memory, war memory, collective victimhood
  • Apology, reconciliation and historical injustices
  • Interactive problem-solving workshops and Track 1.5/2 diplomacy


Dr Ria Shibata received her PhD from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. She has conducted extensive research on the underlying socio-psychological dynamics of intractable conflicts and the effectiveness of intervention strategies such as interactive problem-solving workshops. Her research has focused on identity-driven needs and protracted interstate conflicts in East Asia. She has published works on the role of collective memory, competitive victimhood, and reconciliation in East Asia. Ria has been trained in practical skills and strategies for conflict management and resolution through SIT’s CONTACT program. She has helped design and facilitate problem-solving workshops and Track 2 dialogues with influential academics and policy makers from China, Korea and Japan from 2012-present.

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Publications

Shibata, R. (2019). Identity, nationalism and threats to Northeast Asia peace. Proceedings of the 23rd Biennial International Conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA). (pp. 54). Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz

Cleverley, M., Lee, S., & Shibata, R. (2019). Climate change conflict and the Pacific Islands. In A. Finigan, P. Vakaoti, R. Richards & M. Schaaf (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XVI. (pp. 9). Dunedin, New Zealand: The Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

Shibata, R. (2018). Apology and forgiveness in East Asia. In K. P. Clements (Ed.), Identity, trust, and reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with painful history to create a peaceful present. (pp. 271-297). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-54897-5

Shibata, R. (2018). Identity, nationalism and threats to Northeast Asia peace. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 13(3), 86-100. doi: 10.1080/15423166.2018.1516157

Shibata, R. (2017). Memories of the war and Japanese "historical amnesia". Education & Society, 35(1), 5-25. doi: 10.7459/es/35.1.02

Chapter in Book - Research

Shibata, R. (2018). Apology and forgiveness in East Asia. In K. P. Clements (Ed.), Identity, trust, and reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with painful history to create a peaceful present. (pp. 271-297). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-54897-5

Shibata, R. (2016). Japan’s identity crisis and Sino-Japanese relations. In M. R. Mullins & K. Nakano (Eds.), Disasters and social crisis in contemporary Japan: Political, religious, and sociocultural responses. (pp. 81-103). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137521323

Shibata, R. (2015). Globalization, politics of historical memory, and enmification in Sino-Japanese relations. In J. Zajada (Ed.), Globalisation, comparative education and policy research (Vol. 13): Nation-building and history education in a global culture. (pp. 67-81). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9729-0

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Journal - Research Article

Shibata, R. (2018). Identity, nationalism and threats to Northeast Asia peace. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 13(3), 86-100. doi: 10.1080/15423166.2018.1516157

Shibata, R. (2017). Memories of the war and Japanese "historical amnesia". Education & Society, 35(1), 5-25. doi: 10.7459/es/35.1.02

Shibata, R. (2013). The globalization of popular culture: The Korean wave in Japan. Virginia Review of Asian Studies, 15(1), 116-126. Retrieved from https://virginiareviewofasianstudies.com/

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Shibata, R. (2019). Identity, nationalism and threats to Northeast Asia peace. Proceedings of the 23rd Biennial International Conference of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA). (pp. 54). Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz

Cleverley, M., Lee, S., & Shibata, R. (2019). Climate change conflict and the Pacific Islands. In A. Finigan, P. Vakaoti, R. Richards & M. Schaaf (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XVI. (pp. 9). Dunedin, New Zealand: The Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

Shibata, R. (2017). Japanese war responsibility and popular culture. Proceedings of the New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) International Conference. (pp. 22). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/nzasia-2017/index.html

Shibata, R. (2017). North Korea's military threat and Japan's identity as a pacifist state. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference: (Dis)ordering politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation. (pp. 93). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/nzpsa-2017

Shibata, R. (2013). History, memory and identity in Sino-Japanese conflict. Proceedings of the 20th New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) International Conference. (pp. 55). Retrieved from http://www.nzasia.org.nz/conference.html

Shibata, R. (2013). Memory, identity and competing victimhood in Sino-Japanese relations. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference. Retrieved from https://nzpsa.co.nz/past-nzpsa-conferences

Shibata, R. (2012). The role of contact in dealing with prejudice, traumatic memory and enmification in Sino-Japan relations. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of the East Asian Peace (EAP) Program: Big Powers and Sustainable Peace: Will the East Asian Peace Hold? (pp. 22). Retrieved from http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/archive/eap/conferences/second-annual-conference/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Shibata, R. (2017). Practice of conflict resolution studies and reconciliation in the real world [Invited]. Panel discussion at the Towards the Creation of Reconciliation Studies International Symposium, Tokyo, Japan.

Shibata, R. (2017, August). Japanese inherited responsibility and memory of the war. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Asia Institute (NZAI) Conference: Popular Culture, War Memory, and Reconciliation between South Korea and Japan, Auckland, New Zealand.

Shibata, R. (2016, March). Identity and reconciliation in East Asia: The pacifist dilemma. Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Yu, W., & Shibata, R. (2014, November). Apology and forgiveness in Northeast Asia. Verbal presentation at the North East Asian Peace and Security International Writing Workshop: Addressing Impasses; Collaborative Problem Solving, Yokohama, Japan.

Shibata, R. (2013, November). Identity crisis in Sino-Japanese conflict. Verbal presentation at the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA): Engaging Violent Conflicts in Asia-Pacific with Nonviolent Alternatives, Bangkok, Thailand.

Shibata, R. (2013, September). Identity crisis and the Sino-Japanese conflict. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Asia Institute (NZAI) Conference: Japanese Responses to Social Crisis and Disaster 1995 to 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Shibata, R. (2017). War, identity, and inherited responsibility in Sino-Japanese relations (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7286

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