Charles Crabtree joined APARC as a visiting assistant professor with the Japan Program for the 2021-22 academic year. Crabtree is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. During his time on campus, while on leave from Dartmouth, he researched fairness in politics, with applications to areas including the study of repression, human rights, policing, and immigration.
Crabtree's research focuses on the politics, sociology, and economics of discrimination across countries in Asia, particularly in Japan, where out-group discrimination continues to mar the lived experiences of many. He examines the consequences of discrimination and evaluates various means of reducing it in politics, the workplace, and everyday life. His book on this subject, Studying Discrimination: An Experimental Approach, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. He has published his research in various academic journals and regularly writes about American and Japanese politics for prominent national and international media outlets.
Crabtree holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan and master's degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Northwestern University.