Graduate School of International Peace Studies at Soka University in Hachioji (Tokyo, Japan)
Tracey Nicholls is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Peace Studies at Soka University in Hachioji (Tokyo, Japan), where she teaches peace studies and gender studies.
She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill University (2006), and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Éthique de l’Université de Montréal. Her doctoral research was in the area of music and human rights, looking at the question of how the norms governing improvising jazz ensembles could help us build more democratic political communities, and was published in 2012 as An Ethics of Improvisation: Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future (Lexington Books). Her work in social and political philosophy contributes to discourses in decolonization theory, feminist theory, and peace studies. Her current book project identifies rape culture as a structural violence, and considers improvisatory strategies for dismantling it.