Chelsea Szendi Schieder is a Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. She is a researcher, teacher, writer, and curator.

Schieder’s research focuses on social activism with a gendered analysis, and her 2021 book Coed Revolution: The Female Student in the Japanese New Left (Duke UP) contextualizes the gendered meaning of the female student activist in postwar Japanese society and social movements.

She is currently researching networks of activists and institutions in postwar Japan in two projects, one of which focuses on “grassroots archives” and another in which she traces networks across labor movements, extractive industries, and local community groups to understand energy production and consumption and ideas of progress, discrimination, and “the environment” in Japan and the world in the mid- to late-20th century.

She publishes for both general and academic audiences and also organizes exhibitions to communicate research concepts visually.

Access PDFs of publications via Schieder’s academia.edu profile here

2022 Visiting Researcher, University of Bologna

2014 Ph.D., Columbia University, East Asian Languages and Cultures

2003 BA, History, UCLA