Crystal Pryor is the recipient of a 2015-2016 Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship, which is awarded to one Japanese and one US citizen each year. She will be a resident fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, and spend up to six weeks in Washington, DC, for fieldwork.
Crystal is a Political Science Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington, where she focuses on International Relations and Security Studies. Her dissertation is on strategic trade controls, for which she has conducted fieldwork in Japan, the United States, and Europe. Her chapter, “From Global Straggler to Regional Exemplar: Japan’s Export Control System 1990–present,” was published in Modelling Dual-Use Trade Control Systems (2014). She has also published policy briefs with Asia House and the Asia Pacific Bulletin. In addition to a research grant from the University of Washington European Center of Excellence (2014), she has been a fellow with the East-West Center in Washington (2012), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2014), and the Japan Foundation (2015). Crystal holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University (2004), a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Tokyo (2009), and a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington (2012). Crystal has public sector experience working at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo (2008-2010).