Nicole Freiner

Nicole Lynn Freiner

Nicole L. Freiner is Associate Professor of Political Science at Bryant University. Her research and teaching interests are foremost in the fields of Comparative Politics and Environmental Politics and Policy. Her most recent single author book, published by Springer (2018) entitled: Rice and Agricultural Policies in Japan: The Loss of a Traditional Lifestyle, examines rice farming, recent agricultural policies and food sovereignty issues in Japan through the use of qualitative interviews.

Ph D, Colorado State University

MA, Colorado State University

BA, Alfred University

Freiner, N., Re-Telling Fukushima, Re-Shaping Citizenshp: Women Netizens in Japan, Lexington Books, 2018.

Freiner, N., Gender, Politics and the State: East Asia, Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

Freiner, N., Japan's Sacred Rice Farmers Brace for TPP Death Sentence, The Conversation, 2015.

Freiner, N., Mobilizing Mothers:The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Catastrophe and Environmental Activism in Japan, Asia Network Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 2013.

Freiner, N., The Social and Gender Politics of Confucian Nationalism: Women and the Japanese Nation-State, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Freiner, N., Japan’s vote for Abe could worsen prospects for peace with North Korea, China,, 2017.

Freiner, N., Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses, The Diplomat, 2019.

Freiner, N., Rice and Agricultural Policy in Japan: The Loss of a Traditional Lifestyle., Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Freiner, N., Sage Research Methods Case Study: Researching Agricultural Policy in Japan Using Qualitative Interviews, Sage Publications, 2019.

Freiner, N., Will Japan’s Reign Change Mean a Peaceful End to Small Scale Farming?, The Diplomat, 2019.

Freiner, N., What China's RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies, The Diplomat, 2018.

Freiner, N., Japan may have tricky time passing TPP after making concessions on rice, beef,, 2015.

Nominee, Best Faculty Paper Award, 2019

Merit Pay Award, 2019

Merit Pay Award, 2017

Summer Scholar Award, NEH, 2015

Merit Pay Award, 2014

ABD Fellow, 2004

Asian Politics, Politics of Japan, Environmental Politics and Policy, Global Politics, Comparative Politics

Rice Farming and Rice Policy in Japan, Agricultural Policy, Asian Politics and Policy, Gender Politics, Comparative Politics

AAS (Association for Asian Studies)

APSA (American Political Science Association)

ASDP (Asian Studies Development Program)

JSA (Japan Studies Association)

New England Political Science Association

What Cheer Writer's Club

Japan Political Studies Group

Law and Society Association

Providence Council on Foreign Relations

Association of American Colleges and Universities