RIJS People Faculty
Assistant Professor of Politics
Department of Government
See also Daniel Smith's departmental website
Daniel M. Smith is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government. He earned his Ph.D. (2012) and M.A. (2009) in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and his B.A. (2005) in political science and Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an expert on Japanese politics whose research interests include political parties, candidate selection, elections, and coalition government. He has conducted research in Japan as a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology research scholar at Chuo University, and as a Fulbright research fellow at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford.