Associate Professor, Department of Intercultural Communication, Faculty of International Studies, Ryukoku University
Specializes in sociology, cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. BAUWENS-SUGIMOTO came to Japan in 1997 as a Japanese-government-sponsored MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship student and entered Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences in 1999. She became a researcher at the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program in 2002 and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Manga at Kyoto Seika University in 2006. In 2007, she completed her Ph.D. She became a researcher at Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center in 2011, junior associate professor at Ryukoku University Department of Intercultural Communication in 2014, and associate professor at Ryukoku University Faculty of International Studies in 2017.