Dr. Shio Segi
Office: Evaristus Hall, Room 438
Dr. Shio Segi recently took up his post-doctoral fellowship working with Dr. Anthony Davis of The Mount’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Supported by a post-doctoral research fellowship from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Dr. Segi and Dr. Davis are researching and writing about the resource governance potentials of harvesters’ ecological knowledge and marine protected areas.
Dr. Segi grew up in Nishinomiya, located about halfway between Kobe and Osaka, Japan. Entering university with an interest in studying environmental issues and resource depletions, Dr. Segi completed his BA in Policy Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University. After working for three years in the banking industry, he decided to return to his studies, completing an MA in Policy Studies at KGU under the supervision of Dr. Kenneth Ruddle. His MA thesis examined the Japanese recreational fisheries’ legal framework and related public policies. Recognizing a need to better understand ‘on the ground’ human relations and experiences with resource governance, Dr. Segi decided to pursue his PhD in Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Completing in 2011, his thesis research examined the relations and responses of a coastal Filipino community to a recently established marine protected area. Prior to his arrival to MSVU, he was a Research Fellow at Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo.