Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
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While health is a universal human concern, how individuals experience particular illnesses can be strikingly different. My research focuses on how the illness experiences of people in various parts of the world are shaped by socio-cultural factors, including gender, power, poverty, and violence.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • MA in Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Cultural anthropology;Cultural anthropology

Research Keywords

  • Medical Anthropology, Global Health

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Japan Society of Cultural Anthropology
  • The Japanese Society of Health & Medical Sociology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, Second Semester, Cultural Anthropology
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Anthropology of Health, Gender and Power
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Anthropology of Health, Gender and Power
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Invitation to Integrated Global Studies II
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Graduation Thesis
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Anthropology of Health I
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Anthropology of Health II
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Medical Professionalism
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Social Anthropology
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences
  14. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Cultural Anthropology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Care during ART scale-up: surviving the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia, BioSocieties, 18(3), 567-585, 202309
  2. Economic burden of the persistent morbidity of nodding syndrome on caregivers in affected households in Northern Uganda, PLOS ONE, 15(9), e0238643, 2020
  3. Jishuku, social distancing and care in the time of COVID-19 in Japan, Social Anthropology, 28(2), 331-332, 2020
  4. Humanosphere Potentiality Index: Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective, The International Journal of Social Quality, 6(1), 32-66, 2016
  5. Risk, knowledge, and ethics in the era of global health: HIV interventions and local responses among the Gurage, African Study Monographs, 31-47, 2014
  6. Woman who cares, woman who speaks: narrative of an Ethiopian woman with HIV, In: G. Mohácsi (ed.) Ecologies of Care: Innovations through Technologies, Collectives and the Senses. Osaka: Osaka University, 119-131, 2014

Publications such as books

  1. 2023/05/01, Curing lives: surviving the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, Scholarly Book, Single work, 英語, 9789819918300

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Waves, responsibilities, and autistic care during Covid time in Japan, Family Potential in Uncertain Times, 2023/03/14, With Invitation, English, National Museum of Ethnology, Suita, Japan
  2. How can we create a caring environment for children with autism under the pandemic situation?, The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2021/08, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
  3. Nodding syndrome in northern Uganda: An ecology of care approach, 4th African Epilepsy Congress, 2019/08, International League Against Epilepsy, Entebbe, Uganda
  4. Family, Sexuality, and a Generation: Doing long-term care in Osaka's Neighborhoods, The 18th International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2018/08, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
  5. Household Burdens of and Community Response to Nodding Syndrome (NS) in Northern Uganda, First International Workshop on Onchocerciasis-Associated Epilepsy, 2017/10, University of Antwerp Global Health Institute, Antwerp, Belgium
  6. Reconsidering Therapeutic Citizenship in the Era of Universal Treatment: (Dis)connectedness and (Non)transformation among the HIV-positive People in Ethiopia, Paper Presented at the Minpaku Project Meeting: How Do Biomedicines Shape Life, Sociality and Landscape in Africa?, 2015/09, National Museum of Ethnology, Suita, Japan

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Kaken Grant (Project Leader), Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda: An Ecology of Care Approach, 2018
  2. Kaken Grant (Project Member), Anthropological Studies on Economic Development and Multi-level Governance of Resources: Case Studies in Ethiopia, 2018
  3. Kaken Grant (Project Member), An Anthroplogical Study on Pharmaceutical Transformation of Life, 2016