Doctoral Candidate

Entered 2015

370 Claudia Cohen Hall


 BA (Hons) in Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS), University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Sumiko is interested in exploring the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear power from radiation risk perspective: how radiation risk has been understood, framed and weighed against other risks; and how such risk perceptions, in turn, have influenced nuclear policies. Sumiko previously worked for Peace Boat, a Japan-based international NGO. With Peace Boat, she travelled to over 20 countries with the atomic-bomb survivors, testifying to the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.

Selected Work

Hatakeyama, S. Let Chromosomes Speak: The Cytogenetics Project at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). J Hist Biol (2021).

Hatakeyama, S. and Akira Kawasaki. Navigating Disarmament Education: The Peace Boat Model. New York, NY: UNODA, 2020.

川崎哲・畠山澄子. 『マンガ入門 殺人ロボットがやってくる!?:軍事ドローンからロボット兵器まで』. 合同出版, 2018.

Courses Taught

Global Radiation History: Living in the Atomic Age 1945-Present


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