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Kiuchi, Yuya Ph.D


Assistant Professor & GPIDEA Graduate Director


  • Ph.D. American Studies, Michigan State University
  • M.A. American Studies, University of Massachusetts
  • B.A. Area Studies and Linguistics, Sophia University

Areas of Interest

  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Popular culture studies
  • African American Studies
  • History


Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese, including Struggles for Equal Voice: The History of African American Media Democracy (SUNY Press, 2012) and Race Still Matters: The Reality of African American Lives and the Myth of Postracial Society (SUNY Press, 2016). He has translated over seven books from English to Japanese, including Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. Dr. Kiuchi serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Popular Culture.