Hisaya Oda is a Professor of the College of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University, and a visiting researcher at the Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University. His research focuses on rural development and migration issues in South Asia. Before joining Ritsumeikan University, he was a senior researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies. He has published his research output in various journals such as Asian Population Studies, Energy Policy, and Journal of International Migration and Integration. He served as an editorial board member of journals including Migration and Development and Developing Economies.