Rikio Inouye

PhD Candidate, Politics

Rikio Inouye is a Ph.D. candidate in Princeton's Politics Department, studying how race and racial preferences shape foreign policymaking and support. He also has ongoing research on vaccine diplomacy and great power rivalry in the Asia/Indo-Pacific region. At Princeton, he also co-leads the Students of Color and Allies (SoCA) group in the Politics Department and works at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Rikio also taught English and English debate as part of the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) programme. He holds a BA with highest departmental honors from UC Berkeley and an MA from Princeton.