Sayuri Romei

Sayuri Romei

Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street, C205-3
Stanford CA 94305-6165

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Research Interests

US-Japan relations, Japanese history, nationalism and identity in East Asia, the East Asian strategic environment, nuclear disarmament movements, nuclear latency, and the link between peaceful and military uses of nuclear power.


Sayuri Romei is a Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at CISAC for 2016-2017 and a doctoral candidate in international relations at Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy. Her dissertation focuses on the evolution of Japanese élites’ nuclear mentality in the postwar era, looking at its ambivalent nuclear history and exploring how the country’s nuclear latency was seen by the United States throughout the Cold War. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, a BA in international relations from the University of Roma La Sapienza, and an MA in international relations from Roma Tre University. Her fellowship at CISAC is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.

Sayuri also works as an illustrator. She has illustrated three books published in France, a novel in Japan, and two children's books in the United States. ​Her styles range from traditional Japanese ink paintings (sumi-e) to digital creations. To view Sayuri's art, please vist her website.