Sharpe, Michael

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2695
Office Location: AC-4E05
msharpe@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Tuesdays  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Wednesdays  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
By appointment   

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Political Science  2008 
MPhil  CUNY Graduate Center  Political Science  2006 
MIA  Columbia University  International Affairs  2001 
certificate  Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands  Graduate Diploma in International Law and Organization for Development  1997 
BA  Rutgers College / Rutgers University  Political Science  1990 
Dr. Sharpe’s areas of specialization are comparative politics and international relations and his research interests include looking comparatively at globalization, the politics of international migration, immigrant political incorporation, and political transnationalism. His current research analyzes the factors that propel migrations of postcolonial citizen and coethnic immigrants and what limits or facilitates their political incorporation and political transnationalism in liberal democratic host societies. To examine this, Dr. Sharpe focuses on post-colonial citizen Dutch Caribbean immigrants in the Netherlands and Latin American Nikkejin (Japanese descendant) immigrants in Japan. At York College, Dr. Sharpe teaches classes that include comparative politics, international relations, US politics and government, American foreign policy, comparative politics of migration, Caribbean Politics, and Asian Politics.

Areas of Expertise

comparative politics
international relations
globalization
politics of international migration
comparative immigration studies
immigrant political incorporation
political transnationalism

Books in Field Of Expertise

Michael Sharpe. Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: The Netherlands and Japan in the Age of Globalization. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Michael Sharpe. "Globalization and Migration: Post-Colonial Dutch Antillean and Aruban Immigrant Political Incorporation in the Netherlands." Dialetical Anthropology. Volume 29, Issue 3-4 September 2005: .

Michael Sharpe. "What Does Blood Membership Mean in Political Terms?: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) (LAN) in Japan 1990-2004." Japanese Journal of Political Science. Volume 12, Issue 1 February 2011: .

Michael Sharpe. "When Ethnic Returnees are Defacto Guestworkers: What does the introduction of Japanese Nikkeijin (Japanese descendants) (LAN) suggest for Japan’s definition of nationality, citizenship and immigration policy?." Policy and Society. Volume 29, Issue 4 November 2010: .

Michael Sharpe. "Affirmative Action in Crisis in the United States?." Connect. Volume 13, Number 1 April, 2009: .

Michael Sharpe. "One World Without Racism: Equality and Diversity, Third International Conference Against Racial Discrimination and Racism: Towards a World Conference on Racism in 2001." Connect. Volume 3, Number 1 Jan. - March, 1999: .

Michael Sharpe. "Hate Crimes in the United States." Connect. Volume 4 Spring, 2000: .

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Marilyn Gittell and Bill McKinney with Michael Sharpe, et al.. "The Politics of Affirmative Action: Access to Higher Education in the States." Howard Samuels Center Report. January 2010: .

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Michael Sharpe. "Race, Color, and Nationalism in Aruban and Curaçaoan Political Identities." in Dutch Racism. 2014: .

Michael Sharpe. "Dutch Empire." Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. 2008: .

Michael Sharpe. "Curaçaoan 1969 Uprising." The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present. (Peer Reviewed) 2009: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Marginalization of Japanese Peruvian Immigrants", A review of Dr. Robert Steven Moorhead's doctoral dissertation entitled, "You Can’t Go Home Again: Japanese Peruvian Immigrants and the Struggle for Integration and Identity in the Japanese Homeland"", Dissertation Reviews" February 6, 2012: .

"“Towards A Casteless Society” in Connect, Volume 3, Number 2" April-June 1999: .

 

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" “Remigration Policies in Comparative Perspective: What Do Policies to Repatriate Guestworkers and their Descendants Tell Us About the Liberal Democratic State?” " August 31, 2014: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.,.

" Invited Guest Speaker and Panelist “Postcolonial and Ethnic Migrant Youth in Crisis? A Comparison of the Netherlands and Japan in the Age of Globalization”, " April 17, 2014: , “Orphans of Empire: The Global Youth Crisis Unveiled Conference”, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.

" “Making Nations Within Dutch Sovereignty: The End of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010 and Construction of New Dutch Caribbean Political Entities and Relations”, " March 27, 2014: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

" “Inheriting the State? What Does the Political Incorporation of Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Return Migrants Tell Us About the Liberal Democratic State?” " March 26, 2014: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

" Invited Guest Speaker -Presented Talk on Aspect of My Forthcoming Book " July 22, 2013: International Area Studies Special Lecture, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

" Invited Guestspeaker - Presented Talk On Aspect of My Forthcoming Book " July 10, 2013: Graduate Seminar on Stratification, Inequality, and International Migration, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

" Remigration Policies in Comparative Perspective: What Do Policies to Repatriate Guestworkers and their Descendants Tell Us About the Liberal Democratic State " April 4, 2013: International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

" Remigration Policies in Comparative Perspective: What Do Policies to Repatriate Guestworkers and their Descendants Tell Us About the Liberal Democratic State " August 30, 2012 (Paper accepted but meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac).: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

" What Does Post-Colonial Dutch Citizenship Mean in Political Terms?: The Political Incorporation of Dutch Antilleans and Arubans in the Netherlands 1990-2004 " April 2, 2012: International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

" Invited Guest Speaker - Presented Talk entitled “Is Blood Thicker than Water: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkiejin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan" " September 29, 2011: Latin American Studies Program Co-sponsored with Political Science Department and Global Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylania.

" Interrogating Ethnic Migration in Japan: The 2009 Kikoku Shien Jigyo (Help Return Program) for Latin American Nikkeijin (Blood Descendants) " March 19, 2011: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada.

" Death of a State: The Demise of the Netherlands Antilles in 2010: Shifting Political Authority of a Post-Colonial Dependent Territory in Dutch Liberal Democratic and Global Context " March 18, 2011: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada.

" Panel Chair "Remittances, Immigration, and Labor Flows" " March 17, 2011: International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada.

" Invited Panelist - Presented Talk on "Affirmative Action in Crisis in the US?: Affirmative Action History and Current State" " February 24, 2011: Increasing Access to Higher Education: Barriers and Strategies, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, NY.

" Invited Guest Speaker - Presented Talk on “Racial Discrimination in the US” " July 2, 2010: Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Osaka Jogakuin College, Osaka, Japan.

" Invited Panelist - The History of Black Economic Empowerment (Presented with Certificate of Appreciation) " March 11, 2010: U.S. Attorney's Office, Newark, New Jersey.

" Invited Guest Speaker - Presented Talk about Research in Japan " February 12, 2010: Japan Local Government Center (CLAIR), New York, NY.

" Presented “The Limits of Political Transnationalism: A Look from the Netherlands and Japan" " January 14-15, 2010: Research Workshop on Diaspora and Citizenship: European and Asian Perspectives, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Accommodation Provided).

" Political Transnationalism in Question: What Limits the Political Transnationalism of “Transnational” Groups in Liberal Democracies? " September 3, 2009: American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

" Invited Guest Speaker - Presented Talk on Globalization and Comparative Research " July 23, 2009: Graduate Student Class/ Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

" What Does Blood Membership Mean in Political Terms?” – The Case of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan " June 21, 2009: Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ),Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

" Panelist - Socialism Redux " May 5, 2009: York College/CUNY, Jamaica, NY.

" Calling the Nation Back Home But Not to Stay: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan " February 17, 2009: International Studies Association Annual Convention, New York, NY.

" The State and Post-Colonial and Ethnic Migration: Does Globalization Produce Migrations? " February 15, 2009: International Studies Association Annual Convention, New York, NY.

" Political Transnationalism in Question: What Limits the Political Transnationalism of “Transnational” Groups in Liberal Democracies? " June 23 - July 4, 2008: National Humanities Center, Some Institutes for Advanced Study (SIAS) Summer Institute on Citizenship and Migration, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California,.

" Panelist - Presented Calling the Nation Back Home and Contesting Membership: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan " January 31 - February 1, 2008: Japan’s New Nationalism: How Japan’s National Identity is Changing at Home and Abroad” Conference, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

" Globalization and Migration: Post-Colonial Dutch Antillean and Aruban Immigrant Political Incorporation in the Netherlands " June 25 - July 7, 2007: National Humanities Center, Some Institutes for Advanced Study (SIAS) Summer Institute on Citizenship and Migration, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany.

" Interviewed by Judith Janssen on Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (Dutch Radio) about research on Dutch Antillean and Aruban Political Incorporation in the Netherlands " February 26, 2007: Broadcast on radio and internet in the Netherlands and around the world.

" Globalization and the State: A Comparative Study of the Symbolic Politics of Post-Colonial Citizen and Ethnic Returnee Migration " January 12, 2007: PhD Brain Lab, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

" Globalization and the Symbolic Politics of Post-Colonial Citizen and Ethnic Returnee Migration " November 17, 2006: Japan Study Group - CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.

" Globalization and the State: A Comparative Study of the Politics of Post-Colonial Citizen and Ethnic Returnee Migration " July 15-16, 2006: International Conference on Comparative Social Science: Probing the Frontiers of Comparative Inquiry, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan,.

" Globalization and Migration: A Comparative Study of the Politics of Post-Colonial Citizen and Ethnic Returnee Migration " June 19-23, 2006: “Fourth Annual Summer Institute on International Migration”, Social Science Research Council and Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego,CA.

" A Preliminary Qualitative Study of the Political Incorporation of Dutch Caribbean Immigrants in the United States and the Netherlands, “” " December 2004: Trading Cultures: Migration and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

" Globalization and Migration: A Qualitative Study of the Political Incorporation of Dutch Caribbean Immigrants in the Netherlands and the United States” " Summer 2004: accepted for “Interrogating the African Diaspora”, Florida International University (Declined).

" Globalization and Migration: The Political Incorporation of Immigrants in Japan " February 2004: Thirteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Presidential Scholarship Award: September 18, 2014.

Marquis Who's Who in America 2014 (68th Edition): October 2013.

Dean's Award for Enhancing Student Research: April 19, 2012.

Visiting Fellow, Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies), Leiden, The Netherlands: January 2012.

Marquis Who's Who in America 2011 (65th Edition): October 2010.

CUNY Faculty Publication Fellow (3 hours course release time and bimonthly meetings with other fellows to discuss works in progress towards publication): spring 2010.

Visiting Fellow, Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan: June 22 - August 13, 2009.

American Political Science Association Small Research Award (Name,York College/CUNY affiliation and project title published in PS: Political Science, July 2009, Vol. 42, 3, p. 608.): 2009-2010.

Fellow, National Humanities Center, Some Institutes for Advanced Study (SIAS) Summer Institute on Citizenship and Migration, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany and Stanford University, California: 2007- 2008.

Athena Pollis Dissertation Year Fellowship in Human Rights ($15,000): 2006-2007.

Ford Foundation Research Award ($2,000): 2006-2007.

CUNY Graduate Center Dean K. Harrison Fellowship ($1,420): 2006-2007.

Marilyn and Irwin Gittell Fellowship ($1,500): 2006-2007.

CUNY Tuition Fellowship ($710): 2006-2007.

CUNY University Fellowship ($3,050): 2005-2006.

CUNY Graduate Center Dean K. Harrison Fellowship ($2,500): 2005-2006.

CUNY University Fellowship ($4,150): 2004-2005.

CUNY Graduate Center Dean K. Harrison Fellowship ($7,600): 2002-2003.

Grants-In-Aid

Professional Staff Congress-CUNY Traditional B 45 Grant, “The Political Incorporation of Post Colonial Dutch Antillean and Aruban Dutch Citizens in the Kingdom of The Netherlands”. 2014-2015: $6000.00.

PSC-CUNY Traditional B 44 Research Award, Inheriting the State?: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Blood Descendants) in Japan. 2013-2014: $5999.52.

PSC-CUNY Traditional B 43 Research Award, Inheriting the State?: The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Blood Descendants) in Japan. 2012-2013: $5999.52.

International Studies Association, Travel Grant for Participation in the International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. April 2, 2012: $250.

Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV) (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies), Leiden, The Netherlands, The Political Incorporation of Dutch Antillean and Aruban Dutch Citizens in the Netherlands. Janaury 2012: In Kind affiliation, library access, and PC account ..

PSC-CUNY Traditional B 42 Research Award, The Political Incorporation of Post Colonial Dutch Antillean and Aruban Dutch Citizens in The Netherlands. 2011-2012: $5319.52.

International Studies Association, Travel Grant for Participation in the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada. March 17-19, 2011: $250.

PSC-CUNY 41 Research Award, Implied Membership: What Does Blood Membership Mean in Political Terms?. 2010-2011: $5,821.

CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences Stewart Travel Award, The Limits of Political Transnationalism: A Look from the Netherlands and Japan, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Spring 2010: $500.

American Political Science Association Small Research Award, The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan. 2009-2010: $2,200.

Howad Samuels Center, Affirmative Action and Access to Higher Education (3 hours course release $4,500, plus fringe benefits $1,485). Spring 2009: $5,985.

PSC-CUNY 40 Research Award, The Political Incorporation of Latin American Nikkeijin (Japanese Descendants) in Japan. 2009-2010: $4,000.

Institute of Comparative Culture / Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, Globalization and Migration: A Comparative Study of the Political Incorporation of Dutch Caribbean Post-Colonial Immigrants in the Netherlands and Nikkeijin Ethnic Returnee Immigrants in Japan. June 22-August 13, 2009: In Kind affiliation, use of space, library access, and PC account.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Associate Editor of Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora: Fall 2008-.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

IMADR North America Base Director and Member of Board of Directors: 2007-.

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Sharpe, Michael
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Sciences