MOE NAKAZORA

Last Updated :2024/06/04

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
nakazorahiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2018/03/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Lecturer
  • 2016/04/01, 2018/02/28, Osaka University, Project Researcher
  • 2013/04/01, 2016/03/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/Kyoto University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2011/04/01, 2013/03/31, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Doctoral Research Fellow

Educational Backgrounds

  • The University of Tokyo, 2008/04/01, 2013/03/31
  • The University of Tokyo, 2005/04/01, 2008/03/31

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Tokyo
  • The University of Tokyo

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • THE JAPANESE SOCIETY OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
  • Society for Social Studies of Science
  • THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introduction to International Cooperation
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Anthropology of the Contemporary World I
  3. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Science and Technology in Society
  4. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  5. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  6. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Peace and Co-existence A
  7. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Peace and Co-existence B
  8. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Cultural Anthropology I
  9. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Contemporary Anthropology I
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(April 2024 Master's Students) 
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(October 2024 Master's Students)
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(October 2024 Doctoral Students)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, [Forthcoming]Environmental Law with Non-human Features in India: Giving Legal Personhood to the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, South Asia Research, 43(2), 202302
  2. ★, Database as an Experiment: Parataxonomy of Medicinal Plants as Intellectual Property in India, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (EASTS), 202206
  3. ★, Toward Anthropology of Making of Law, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 86(1), 127-138, 20210630
  4. Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Right: From the Perspectives of Cultural Anthropology, Annual of Industrial Property Law, 44, 1-19, 20210815
  5. Making Law of/with Nonhumans: The Ganges River is a Legal Person., NatureCulture, 202010
  6. Review: Law and Society in Post-Suhalt Indonesia: Ethnography of Judging and Not Judging, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 81(4), 729-732, 20170300
  7. Making of Property-Owing Subjects and Translation of Knowledge: Ethnography of Biodiversity Science, Indigenous Knowledge, and Intellectual Property Rights in Contemporary India, PhD dissertation submitted to the University of Tokyo, 270p, 20160600
  8. Nature–Cultures in Translation: Japanese Nature Guides Encountering Canadian Landscape, Science as Culture, 25(1), 149-156, 20160200
  9. Infrastructuing Environments , Science as Culture, 25(1), 1-22, 20160200
  10. ★, The Lateral Development of the "Dividual" in Anthropology : On Modes of Comparison and Processes of Concept Making, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 81(1), 80-92, 20160800
  11. Between Commensurability and Incommensurability: Making of Ayurveda in the Contact Zone, Jinbungakuho, 107, 111-142, 20150900
  12. Pure Gifts for Future Benefit?: Giving Form to the Subject in the Biodiversity Databasing Project in India, NatureCulture, 3, 106-121, 20150900
  13. The Scientists Adopting Postcolonialism-- The Databasing Project of Medicinal Plants in Uttarakhand, India, Annual Review of Social Anthropology, 38, 129-149, 20121200
  14. Cultural Anthropological Analysis on Subject Formation in “Herbal State” Policy of Uttarkhand: Based on Field Research in the Project Sites of Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Research report submitted to Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Herbal Research Development Institute (HRDI), 20091200
  15. When "knowledge" becomes property of someone--anthropological analysis of indigenous knowledge and intellectual property right, Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 14, 31-50, 20091200
  16. An anthropological approach to the making of property-owning subjects: from rights to relations, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology, 74(1), 73-85, 20090600

Publications such as books

  1. 2023/02, Life, Illness, and Death in Contemporary South Asia: Living through the Age of Hope and Precariousness (Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies), Making and Un-making of a New Biosocial Subject: Folk Ayurvedic Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights in Contemporary India, Routledge, 2023, 2, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  2. 2021/10/20, Frontiers of Intellectual property, Making of People's Consciousness regarding Intellectual Property: From a Contemporary Anthropology Perspective, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  3. 2019/08, Local Health Traditions: Pluralism and Marginality in South Asia (Arima Mishra (ed)), Orient BlackSwan, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Nakazora, Moe, Making "Pluralistic" Health Systems: Documentation of "Folk" Ayurvedic Knowledge
  4. 2019/04, Cultural Anthropological Way of Thinking, Chapter1 Nature and knowledge: how we understand "environment", Textbook, Joint work
  5. 2019/02/28, Anthropology of Intellectual Property Rights: Biodiversity-related Science and Indigenous Knowledge in Contemporary India, Sekaishisosha, Scholarly Book, Single work, 日本語, Nakazora, Moe
  6. 2018/11, The World Multiple: The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds (Keiichi Omura, Grant Jun Otsuki, Shiho Satsuka, Atsuro Morita (eds)), Temporalities in translation: The making and unmaking of "folk" Ayurveda and bio-cultural diversity, Routledge, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Moe Nakazora
  7. 2017/00/00, Infrastructures and Social Complexity (Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, and Atsuro Morita (eds)), Routledge, Joint work, NAKAZORA, Moe, Infrastructural Inversion and Reflexivity: A ‘Postcolonial’ Biodiversity Databasing Project in India.

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Making law of "Rights of Nature": From Cultural Anthropological Perspectives, Nakazora, Moe, 2024/03/16, Without Invitation, Japanese
  2. Temporality in Translation: The Human Law and Laws of Nature in Environmental Legal Disputes in Japan, Nakazora, Moe, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 2023/11/10, Without Invitation, English
  3. Imagining law of/with nonhumans: Giving legal personhood to natural entities in contemporary India, Nakazora, Moe, The Sixth Biennial Conference of East Asian Environmental History, 2021/09/07, Without Invitation, English
  4. Making and un-making of new biosocial subject?: “Folk” Ayurvedic knowledge and intellectual property rights in contemporary India., Nakazora, Moe, The 11th INDAS-South Asia International Conference, “Life and Death in Contemporary South Asia”, 2019/12/15, With Invitation, English, Integrated Area Studies on South Asia, Ryukoku University
  5. Public engagement of Japanese anthropology?: From a young scholar's perspective, Moe Nakazora, The Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology Annual Meeting, 2019/09/28, With Invitation, English, Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica
  6. Experimenting with Folk Medicines: Medicinal Plants as Intellectual Property in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, Vital Experiments: Living and Dying with Pharmaceuticals after the Human, 2018/02/24, With Invitation, English
  7. ‘Postcolonial’ nature-cultures in translation: Databasing biodiversity and bio-cultural diversity in India., NAKAZORA, Moe, Visible and Invisible: Infrastructure & Politics of Cohabitation, 2017/05/08, With Invitation, English
  8. Connections, Partiality, and Effect: Documentation of "folk" Ayurveda and bio-cultural diversity in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, The World Multiple: Everyday Politics of Knowing & Generating Entangled Worlds, 2016/12/11, With Invitation, English
  9. Dividual Personhood of New Regional Elites: Engaging in Environment/Place in Uttarkhand, NAKAZORA, Moe, The 28th Annual Conference Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS), 2015/09/27, Without Invitation, English
  10. The "Dividual" in Anthropology: Lateral Development of "Personhood", Yoko Taguchi and Moe Nakazora, International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress, 2014/05/16, Without Invitation, English
  11. "Between Commensurability and Incommensurability: the 'People's Biodiversity Register' Project in Uttarakhand, India "", NAKAZORA, Moe, 2013/11/24, Without Invitation, English
  12. Pure Gifts for Future Benefit?: Giving Form to Subject in the Biodiversity Databasing Project in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, 2013/09/20, With Invitation, English
  13. Parataxonomy and Postcolonialism in Science in Action: Traditional Knowledge Digital Archive Project in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 2012/10/18, Without Invitation, English
  14. Between Para-taxonomy and Para-ethnography: Translational Movement in the Traditional Knowledge Digital Archive Project in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, 2012/03, With Invitation, English
  15. Parataxonomy and "Postcolonial" Knowledge Generation in the "People's Biodiversity Register" Project in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, Waterworlds Workshop (Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen), 2011/09, With Invitation, English
  16. Open the Database, Certify the Right: Digitalization of Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property Right in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter-Congress 2011, 2011/07, Without Invitation, English
  17. Working with Multiplicity: "Postcolonial" Knowledge Generation in Traditional Knowledge Digital Archive Projects in India, NAKAZORA, Moe, Environmental Infrastructure Workshop, 2011/05, With Invitation, English
  18. Giving "Value" to Knowledge: Comparative Practices and Documents in the Bioprospecting Process under "Herbal State" Policy of Uttarakhand, India., NAKAZORA, Moe, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Tokyo, 2010/08, Without Invitation, English

Awards

  1. 2020/12/05, The 47th Shibusawa Award, 公益信託澁澤民族学振興基金, Anthropology of Intellectual Property Right

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Ethnography of the Making of Law in the Anthropocene: "Rights of Nature" Litigation in India and Amami-Oshima, 2024/04, 2028/03
  2. 2020/04, 2023/03
  3. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, 2020/04, 2023/03
  4. 2019/04, 2022/03
  5. 2018/04
  6. 2017/10/01, 2021/03/31
  7. Grand-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, 2017/04/00, 2020/03/00
  8. 2013/04/00, 2018/03/00
  9. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, 2013/04/00, 2016/03/00
  10. 2012/04/00, 2016/03/00
  11. Doctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, 2011/04/00, 2013/03/00
  12. Fellowship for Long-term Overseas Study, Ministry of Education of Japan (Monbukagakusho), 2009/03/00, 2011/02/00

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Senior Scientific Research Specialist, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 2022/08, 2024/07, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  2. Co-Researcher, 2020/04, 2021/03
  3. Co-Researcher, 2020/04, Institute of Humanities, Kyoto University
  4. Editorial Board, 2020/04, Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology
  5. Journal of Urban and Regional Studies on Contemporary India editor, 2018/07
  6. National Musium of Ethnology, 2018/04, 2019/03, Co-Researcher
  7. Editorial Board, 2018/04, 2020/03, Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology
  8. Committee Member for Next Generation Development Seminar, 2016/04, The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology