I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. In fall 2024, I will be joining Osaka University, Japan, as a tenure-track Associate Professor (equivalent to a US assistant professor) at Osaka School of International Public Policy.

I study International Relations, with a focus on International Political Economy and International Organization. My first set of research examines how international organizations publish information or standards when there is scientific uncertainty and how domestic political actors affect these decisions. A chapter in my dissertation studies how multiple organizations in the energy policy regime influence each other in publishing scientific projections or policy recommendations and how these sets of information are used in domestic contexts. Another ongoing project looks at how multinational companies exert influence in the international standardization setting regime through their subsidiary network across countries. My second line of research, partially overlapping with the former, considers how multinational firms exert political influence at home and abroad, what nationality means for MNCs, and more generally, firm-state relationships under today’s extensive global value chains. Please see my research page for more details.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University. Before obtaining Ph.D., I received a B.A. and an M.A. in Law and Political Science from the University of Tokyo.

Contact: smiyano[at]g.harvard.edu