TERUYUKI TSUJI

Last Updated :2023/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
tterryhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research has focused on the interplay of immigration and religious faiths, adressing the questions of how immigrants reconstruct their faiths, how their realigned religious "traditions" affect their social capital development and civic engagement drawing on field ethnographic and archival research on the religious life of the South Asian and African diaspora populations in the Caribbean and the West Indian migrant community in South Florida. Based on research findings from my exploration of immigrant faith thus far, I have started a preliminary study on the implications of religious faith for social capital development and civic engagement among Asian immigrants in Japan.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2019, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
  • 2018, Nanzan University, Anthropological Institute, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2016, 2019, Hokkaido University, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Graduate Program Nitobe School, Specially-appointed Associate Professor
  • 2015, 2016, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Faculty of Social Sciences, Adjunct Instructor
  • 2014, 2016, University of the West Indies, Institute of International Relations, Research Fellow / Diplomat-in-Residence
  • 2012, 2014, Saint Louis University, Institute for Intercultural Studies, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 2009, 2012, Kwansei Gakuin University, Institute of Advanced Social Research, Research Fellow
  • 2007, 2008, Nova Southeastern University, Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 2006, 2007, Florida International University, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Adjunct Professor
  • 2005, 2005, Miami-Dade Community College, Department of Social Sciences, Adjunct Professor
  • 2001, 2002, Florida International University, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute, Research Associate
  • 1998, 2000, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Kingston, Jamaica, Research Officer
  • 1994, 1997, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Research Officer

Educational Backgrounds

  • Florida International University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Comparative Sociology Doctoral Program, The United States of America, 2000/08/20, 2006/12/07
  • - University of Tsukuba, MA in International & Area Studies, International & Area Studies (Latin American and Caribbean Studies), Japan, 1992/04, 1994/03
  • Kyoto Sangyo University, Department of Foreign Studies, English, Japan, 1988/04, 1992/03

Academic Degrees

  • University of Tsukuba
  • Florida International University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Cultural anthropology;Cultural anthropology
  • Social sciences;Sociology;Sociology
  • Humanities;Philosophy;Area studies

Research Keywords

  • Religion; Immigration & Diaspora; Race & Ethnicity; Gender & Sexuality; Social Capital & Civic Engagement; Trans/Nationalism; History & Ethnography; the Caribbean; the United States

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  5. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  6. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  7. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Minority Studies
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Minority Studies Seminar
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Comparative History of Religious Thought
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Minority Cultures and Ideology
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, The Power of the Illegitimate: La Divina Pastora and the "Coolie Mission" in Colonial Trinidad., New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 94(3-4), 211-244, 2020
  2. ★, Villaging the Nation: The Politics of Making Ourselves in Postcolonial Trinidad, Callaloo: A Journal of African American Arts and Letters, 31(4), 1148-1174, 2009
  3. ★, "They don't do culture": Mother Kali as a Matrix of National Culture in Trinidad, Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas, 12(3), 59-86, 2009
  4. Mothers-Hyphenated Imaginations: The Feasts of Soparee Ke Mai and La Divina Pastora in Trinidad [Refereed Article], Man in India: An International Journal of Anthropology, 88(1-2), 145-164, 2009
  5. Towards Better Problem Finding and Creativity in Graduate School Education: A Case Study of Nitobe School Program, 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics (IIAI-AAI), 20180713
  6. Hyphenated Cultures: Ethnicity and Nation in Trinidad (Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida International University), 2006
  7. Review of Glenda Tibe Bonifacio and Vivienne SM. Angeles (eds.), Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration, edited by (Lexington Books, 2010), Religion and Gender, 2(1), 186-189, 2012
  8. Review of Hideki Matsuoka, Japanese Prayer Below the Equator: How Brazilians Believe in the Church of World Messianity (Lexington Books, 2007), Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 15(2), 504-506, 2010
  9. Review of Richard Price, Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination (The University of Chicago Press, 2008), Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 9(2), 351-353, 2009
  10. Review of Kevin Birth, Bacchanalian Sentiments: Musical Experiences and Political Counterpoints in Trinidad, by Kevin Birth (Duke University Press, 2007), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 15(3), 663-665, 2009
  11. Review of John R. Hinnells (ed.), Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Disaporas: From One Generation to Another (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32(6), 1092-1094, 2009
  12. Review of Aisha Khan, Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad (Duke University Press, 2004), Transforming Anthropology, 16(2), 176-177, 2008
  13. Review of Alexander Rocklin, The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), Asian Ethnology, 79(1), 2020
  14. Review of Jocelyne Guilbault, Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad's Carnival Musics (University of Chicago Press, 2007), Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diaspora, 12(3), 91-94, 2010
  15. Review of Reinaldo L. Roman, Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956, by Reinaldo L. Roman (The University of North Carolina Press, 2007), Canadian Journal of History, 45(2), 419-421, 2010
  16. Review of George Glemch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch, In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology (University of California Press, 2018), History of Anthropology Review, 2021

Publications such as books

  1. A. K. Perkins & A. McLetchie (eds.), Waves of Caribbean Theology: A Reader in Caribbean Theology., Teruyuki Tsuji, "The Madonna's Dress: The Power of Mary and "'Indian Lady'", Routledge (In progress on contract), Scholarly Book, Joint work
  2. 2015, M. Rozbicki (ed.), Perspectives on Interculturality: The Construction of Meaning in the Relations of Difference, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Toward the Materiality of Intercultural Dialogue, Still a 'Miracle begging for analysis'", Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 53-68
  3. 2009, A. Stepick, T. Rey, & S. Mahler (eds.), Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami, Teruyuki Tsuji, Alex Stepick, & Christine Ho, "The Struggle for Civic Social Capital in West Indian Churches", Rutgers University Press, 2009, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 0813544602, 208-230
  4. 2016, J. Stone, R. Dennis, P. Rizova, A. D. Smith, and X. Hou (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Caribbean", Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, English
  5. 2011, R. H. Bayor (ed.), Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Trinidadian and Tobagonian Immigrants", 2011, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, 2135-2189
  6. 2013, C. Innes, A. Rutherford, and B. Bogar (eds), Carnival: Theory and Practice, Teruyuki Tsuji, "The Other Half: The Articulation of Carnival in Nineteenth-century Trinidad", Africa World Press, 2013, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, 79-91
  7. 2010, K. Mahabir (ed.), Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Mothers–Hyphenated Imaginations: The Feasts of Soparee Ke Mai and La Divina Pastora in Trinidad", Serials Publications, 2010, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 169-191
  8. 2010, E. Martone (ed.), Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Colonies in the Caribbean, British.", ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press., 2010, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, I: 147-149
  9. 2008, R. T. Schaefer et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Trinidad", SAGE Publications, 2008, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, 1326-1329
  10. 2010, I. Ness (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Guyana, Protest and Revolution", Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, 1497–1502
  11. 2012, T. Leonard, J. Buchenau, K. Longley, & G. Mount (eds.), Encyclopedia of U.S. - Latin American Relations, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Grenada, US Invasion of, 1983", CQ Press, 2012, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, 405-406

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The Power of the Illegitimate: Dress, Sexuality, and Spirituality of the Madonna., Teruyuki Tsuji, Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today, 2019/06/24, With Invitation, English, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Trinidad and Tobago
  2. The Power of Mary: Inspiration and Seduction for the Colonial Construction of Religions., Teruyuki Tsuji, American Anthropological Association (AAA), 2018/11, Without Invitation, English, San Jose, California
  3. The Power of Mary in the "Coolie Mission": Inspiration and Seduction for the Colonial Construction of Religions in Trinidad, Teruyuki Tsuji, Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today, 2016/06, Without Invitation, English, Cardinal Kelvin Felix Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, Castries, Saint Lucia
  4. Dressing the Statue: Sociality and Sexuality of the Blessed Virgin / "Indian Lady", Teruyuki Tsuji, American Anthropological Association (AAA), 2014/12, Without Invitation, English, Washington DC
  5. A Theoretical Proposal on Cultural Mixing, (still) a "Miracle begging for analysis", Teruyuki Tsuji, International Conference: Perspectives on Interculturality, 2013/02, Without Invitation, English, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
  6. Between "Indian" and "West Indian": Ethnoreligiosity and Social Capital Development of the Indo-Caribbean Migrants in South Florida, Teruyuki Tsuji, American Academy of Religion, 2012/12, Without Invitation, English, Chicago, Illinois
  7. Villaging the Nation: Eric Williams and Engineering of National Culture, Teruyuki Tsuji, International Conference: Independence and After: Eric Williams and the Making of Trinidad and Tobago, 2011/09, Without Invitation, English, University of London, Center for the Study of the Americas, London, UK
  8. Against All Odds: Pentecostal "Conversion" and Ethnic Identity (Re)construction of the South Asian Diaspora in Trinidad., Teruyuki Tsuji, American Anthropological Association (AAA), 2010/11, Without Invitation, New Orleans, Louisiana
  9. From Negue Jadin to Jamet: The Articulation of Carnival in 19th-century Trinidad, Teruyuki Tsuji, Carnival, "People's Arts," and Taking Back to the Street, 2008/08, Without Invitation, English, University of Toronto and York University, Toronto, Canada
  10. "They don't do culture": Mother Kali as a Matrix of National Culture in Trinidad, Teruyuki Tsuji, International Conference: Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing, 2008/07, Without Invitation, English, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Religion and Immigrant's Civic Engagement and Coexistence: A Case of South Asian Immigrants, 2020, 2024
  2. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Religious Pluralism and Multiethnic Coexistence: Conflict Suppression in the Anglophone Caribbean., 2016, 2020
  3. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Religion and Identity Construction of Immigrants: A Case Study of South Asian Diaspora, 2011, 2014