Stefan Heeb was a research and teaching assistant at the Department of sociology, Faculty of social sciences, between 2013 and 2019, and has been an associated researcher at the Institute for sociological research since 2019.
He holds triple BAs from the University of Geneva, in Sociology from the Faculty of social sciences (2004-2008) , in Philosophy and Russian Studies (2005-2010) and in Japanese and Chinese Studies (2006-2010/2017-2018) from the Faculty of humanities, an MA in Asian Studies (2008-2010 – thesis on Confucian moral philosophy) from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, and the University of Geneva, Faculty of humanities, as well as a PhD in Sociology from the University of Geneva, Faculty of social sciences (March 2020).
His doctoral thesis was entitled Logics of Liberalization under Contemporary Coordinated Capitalism – Japan's Trajectory of Socio-Economic Institutional Change (available on the University of Geneva Open Archive here).
In 2015/16 and in the summer of 2018, he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, and in the spring semester 2018 a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany.
Since 2020, he has been working as a Part-time University Lecturer at Nihon University, and in 2021 he was appointed Assistant Professor at Kanagawa University in Japan (Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture).