SAWAE Fumiko is a professor in the Faculty of Global Studies at Sophia University. She earned her Doctor of Sociology from Hitotsubashi University in 2005 with her doctoral dissertation about the interrelation
between development of Islamism and democracy in contemporary Turkey.
From the perspectives of area studies, comparative politics and sociology,
she continues to focus on the dynamic relations among Islamism, secularism,
ethnopolitics, and democratization in Turkey.
SAWAE Fumiko "Headscarves Resisting to the Pseudo-Colonial Concept of Religion" in M. IKEZAWA ed., Politicization of Religions, Religion-ization of Politics, Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, 2018, pp. 149-168.
SAWAE Fumiko, "Persisting Eastern Question," in M. Naya and T. Nagano (eds.),The Legacies of Empires and the Modern International Relations , Keiso Shobo, 2017, pp.57-78 (in Japanese).
SAWAE Fumiko, "The Condition of the Post-Kemalist Public Sphere in Turkey,"Sophia Journal of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies 35, 2017, pp.181-201.
Post-Islamist Advocacy on Gender in Turkey: The Capital City Women’s Platform, in S. Nejima(ed.),NGOs in the Muslim World: Faith and Social Services , Routledge, 2016, pp. 87-101.
Turkey in the era of Post-secularism and Post-Islamism, Contemporary Religion 2016, International Institute for the Study of Religions, 2016, pp. 35-53. (In Japanese)