Rayna Rusenko

Japan | Malaysia

Dr. Rusenko am an expert on the transhistorical role of public policy in producing and maintaining structural inequalities, particularly as relates to poverty and homelessness in Japan and Malaysia. In my academic research, she employs historical and ethnographic methods to investigate the development, implementation, and street-level impacts of historical and contemporary policies across multiple fields including housing, employment, welfare, policing, identification, urban planning, and property rights. She has 14 years of fieldwork experience in Japan and 5 years of fieldwork experience in Malaysia.