Education2001 Smith College, B.A.
2002 University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A.
2008 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtIntroduction to Government and World Affairs
East Asian Politics
Career SpecialtiesDr. Coleman specializes in East Asian and Japanese politics. Her academic interests include the politics of family and gender, international organizations and the interplay of international norms with domestic politics.
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Coleman has conducted research on Japanese family policy as an Advanced Research Fellow with the Harvard Program on US-Japan Relations and as a Foreign Research Scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Social Science. She has published research on change in international organizations in International Studies Quarterly and contributed a chapter on Japanese family policy to an edited volume, The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan. She has presented her work widely, including at conferences in Japan, Germany and Washington D.C. She is currently completing a book manuscript on the politics of Japan's response to the declining birthrate.