Joshua A. Williams

Ph.D. 2017, 2013 Cohort
Joshua Williams

Dissertation Project

Electoral Campaigning and the Internet in Japan in the 2010s

Professional Background

Researcher, Writer, and ESL teacher


Japanese, Policy Analysis, Statistical Analysis



In August 2017, through the Presidential Management Fellows Program, Joshua began working in Washington, D.C. as Social Science Analyst for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. In this capacity, he is applying his core research skills to help in the development and coordination of department-wide data policy on issues such as use of big data.


Grants & Fellowships

  • Cyber Security Fellow, IPI, University of Washington, 2016.
  • SSI (Space Security Initiative) Junior Fellow, IPI, Jackson School of International Studies, 2015-2016.
  • Statistical Concentration in International Studies Certificate, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences,University of Washington, 2016.
  • Kitto Scholarship for Japan Studies, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • Certificate in International Negotiation and Crisis Management, University of Washington, 2015.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for Japanese, University of Washington, 2014-15.
  • Gorton Center Global Leaders Program Fellow, Slade Gorton International Policy Center at the National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, WA, 2014-15.


Dissertation Committee

Post Graduation

Social Science Analyst at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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