Mayumi Saegusa was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, from September 2008 to June 2011. Her focus was contemporary Japan. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. During 2006-2007 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. During 2007-2008, she was an adjunct instructor at Sopia University and Jyosai University, Japan, and was a researcher at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. Her primary research interests are institutional analysis, globalization, and law and society in contemporary Japan.
She is now Assistant Professor at the Gender Quality Office, Nagoya University.