Osaka University, Japan
Titles: President, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
(IUAES); Auditor, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU); Former Trustee and Vice President,
Professor Emeritus, Osaka University; Former Chair, World Council of Anthropological Associations
(WCAA); Former President, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)
Born 1948, Tokyo, Japan
PhD (anthropology) 1981, Stanford University; MA (anthropology) 1977, Stanford University; MA (sociology) 1975, University of Tokyo; BA (Liberal Arts) 1973, University of Tokyo
NIHU: Auditor, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU)*, Japan (2016-Present). Osaka University: Professor Emeritus (2013-Present), Professor (1996-2013), Associate Professor (1990-96), School of Human Sciences, Osaka University; Trustee and Vice President (2007-11), Director General - University Library (2007-11), Chief Information Officer (CIO) (2007-10), Advisor to the President (2006-07), Dean - School of Human Sciences (2004-06), Osaka University; Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI) (2013-2016), Osaka University; Invited Professor (2013-16), Adjunct Professor (2007-13), Founding Director (2007), Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University. Other institutions: Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) (2013-15); Associate Professor, Niigata University (1987-90); Lecturer and Associate Professor, Aichi Kenritsu University (1982-87); Izaak Walton Killam Post-Doctoral Scholar and Sessional Lecturer, University of Alberta, Canada (1981-82). Invitation: Ralph E. and Doris M. Hansmann Member, School of Social Science, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1996-97). National Organization: President, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) (2012-14). International organizations: President (2018-Present), Secretary-General (2009-18), IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences); Chair/Facilitator, WCAA (World Council of Anthropological Associations) (2005-09).
* NIHU comprises National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka), International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto), National Museum of Japanese History (Chiba), National Institute of Japanese Literature (Tokyo), and National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (Tokyo).
Professional Service & Leadership Experiences
For the Government:
Member, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) (2006-Present); Member, the Central Education Council (Division of Graduate Education), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, Japan) (2009-13); Member, Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation, the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE, Japan) (2014-17); Associate Member, Committee for the Promotion of Advanced Research in Private Universities, MEXT (2004-07); Advisory Board, Committee for International Cooperation for Central American and Caribbean Region, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (2002-06).
Member, Selection Committee for the Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2015-Present); Member and Chair of the Human Sciences, Selection Committee for JSPS Fellows, JSPS (2013-15); Chair, Committee for the Grants-in-aid for scientific research -- field studies in the humanities and social sciences, JSPS (2005-06); Associate Member, Selection Committee for the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, JSPS (2000-02); Associate Member, Selection Committee for the Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, (JSPS) (1999-2001); Member, Evaluation Committee,Comparative Studies on Ancient American Civilizations,Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, JSPS (2013-Present).
For Local Government:
Expert advisor, Governing council of the Expo’ 70 Commemorative Park, Osaka (2014-15)
For International Organizations:
President and Secretary-General, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) (2009-Present); National Delegate of Japan, IUAES (1998-2009). Chair (2008-09), Facilitator (2005-08), World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). Member, Transition Task Force (TTF), ICSU/ISSC (2016-17). Review Panel Member, European Research Council (ERC).
For International Conferences:
Member, Scientific Program Committee, World Social Science Forum 2018 (ISSC), Fukuoka, Japan; Secretary General and Vice President, FIEALC 2003 OSAKA - Federación Internacional de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe, XI Congreso, Osaka, Japan (2003); Member, Organization Committee, IUAES 2002 Tokyo (2002 Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences), Tokyo, Japan (2002).
For Professional Associations:
President, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) (2012-14); Board of Directors, (1992-94, 1996-98, 2002-06), Chair of Committee for International Relations (2003-06), JASCA; Board of Directors, Japanese Association of Latin American Studies (JALAS) (2003-06)
For National Institutions:
Auditor, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) (2016-Present); Chair, Evaluation Board (2010-16), Member, Executive Board (2000-10), National Museum of Ethnology; Visiting Professor, National Institute of Informatics (2009-12); Advisory Board, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2007-10); Evaluation Board, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University (2007); Evaluation Board, Humanistic, Social and Educational Sciences, Niigata University (2006).
For Other Institutions:
Member, Research Planning Board (2015-Present), Vice Director (2013-15), International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS); Director– Institute of Social Research (2013-Present), Distinguished Advisor (2011-13), Institute of Nuclear Safety System, Inc. (INSS); Board, Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (2011-Present); Board, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) (2007-13); Selection Board, Nomura Foundation (2006-13)
Leader, Global COE Program A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Osaka University (2007-12); Leader, Cooperation Program for Asian Human Resources Development, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Osaka University (2008-11); Leader, Anthropological Study of Productivity of Borders and Transnationality, Research Project by the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, MEXT (2006-09); Sub-leader, The 21st Century COE Program Interface Studies in the Humanities, MEXT, Osaka University (2002-07); Leader, Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim, Research Project by the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, MEXT (1997-2000)
For Academic Journals:
Board of Editors,American Anthropologist(2008-12),Collaborative Anthropologies(2007-Present),Annals of Latin American Studies(Japanese/English/Spanish) (2002-04),Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology(1993-98),Minzokugaku Kenkyu: Japanese Journal of Ethnology(Japanese) (1992-94),Canadian Journal of Anthropology(1982-86)
interpretive theories, Latin American Studies, globalization, transnationality, social and economic transformation, conflict studies, international cooperation, ethnography of Central America; field research mainly in Central America.
Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA, formerly Japanese Society of Ethnology); American Anthropological Association (AAA); The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI); Japanese Association of Latin American Studies (JALAS); Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
“Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)”, in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology (H. Callan, ed), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2018); “Global Anthropology versus Anthropologies”, American Anthropologist Vol. 118 (4), pp. 857–858; 2016 “Notes on the Globalization of Japanese Anthropology” (The 2nd JASCA International Symposium: The Internationalization of Japanese Cultural Anthropology and the Attempt to Strengthen the Overseas Dissemination of Information), Japanese Review of Cultural anthropology (JRCA) 16, pp. 105-112, 2016; “Introduction: Special Issue, Anthropology of Japan in Korea and Anthropology of Korea in Japan” (with Okpyo Moon), Japanese Review of Cultural anthropology (JRCA) 16, pp. 149-155, 2016; “Fiftieth Anniversary Conference of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (IUAES 2014 with JASCA) and World Anthropologies” (Japanese). Bunkajinruigaku: Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology79(4), pp. 460-66, 2015; “Fifty Years of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology” (Japanese), Gakushikai Kaiho No. 906, pp. 45-50, 2014; “Afterword: Art and Anthropology” (Japanese/English), in The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection (National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 264-269, 2014); Book Series: Conflict Studies in the Humanities, 4 vols. (Koizumi, Junji and Eisei Kurimoto, gen. eds.), Osaka University Press, 2012; Migration and Identities: Conflict and the New Horizon (ed. with Mayumi Kudo. Conflict Studies in the Humanities, Special Issue, 2011); “Introduction: Toward Conflict Studies in the Humanities” (Japanese), Conflict no jinbungaku (Conflict Studies in the Humanities) vol. 1, pp. 1-13, 2009; “Development Strategy and Human Security” (Japanese, with Masahisa Fujita), Gakujutsu no Doko (Trends in Academic Studies), Feb 2008, pp. 55-60, 2008; Becoming a Practical Researcher: Realities in the Human Sciences (Japanese, ed. with Kokichi Shimizu), Yuhikaku, 2007; Transnationality Studies (Japanese, ed. with Eisei Kurimoto), Report of the 21st Century COE Program, Osaka University, 2007; Etnicidad y Estado nacional en Huehuetenango, Guatemala: el resultado de las elecciones y el problema del nacionalismo comunal (Spanish), El mundo maya: miradas japonesas (Ochiai, Kazuyasu, ed.) UACSHUM - Unidad Academica de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Mexico, pp.157-77, 2006; “Pluralizing Anthropology,” Anthropology News 46(7), p.9, 2005; “The Foundation of the World Council of Anthropological Associations: Towards International Cooperation in Anthropology and Ethnology” (Japanese), Bunkajinruigaku: Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 69(4), pp.607-12, 2005; Transnationality Studies: Productivity of Borders (Japanese), (ed. with Eisei Kurimoto, Report of the 21st Century COE Program, Osaka University, 2004); Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim: Anthropological Studies (Koizumi, Junji, ed.), Osaka University Press, 2003; “Economic Change and Cultural Constancy: Migrant Labor, Coffee Production and Communal Identity in Huehuetenango, Guatemala,” in Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim: Anthropological Studies, pp. 243-72, 2003; Interpretive Anthropology and Anti Anti-Relativism, Collection of essays by Clifford Geertz (Japanese) (Koizumi, Junji, trans. ed.), Misuzu Shobo, 2002; “What Has Been Being Said: Anti Anti-Relativism and Reductionism” (Japanese), in Kaishaku Jinruigaku to Han Han Sotaishugi (Interpretive Anthropology and Anti Anti-Relativism), pp.196-225, 2002; “Interpretation of Cultures: On the Notion of 'Agreement'” (Japanese), Bunkajinruigaku (Cultural Anthropology) vol.13, pp.175-203, Iwanami-shoten, 1998; “Costume and Politics of the Modern Maya: A Case of Guatemala” (Japanese), Ningen Kagakubu Kiyo (Bulletin of the School of Human Sciences),vol. 22, pp.319-40, 1996; “Analyzing Borders: A Case from Guatemala” (Japanese), in Minzoku no deau katachi (Various Forms of Encounters of Nations), (Kuroda, Etsuko, ed.) pp. 61-82, Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994; “Ritual and Hermeneutics: On Reducing Symbolic Forms to Commonsensical Meanings” (Japanese), in Girei: bunka to keishikiteki kodo (Rites: Culture and Formalized behavior) (Aoki, Tamotsu, and Etsuko Kuroda, eds.) pp. 94-116, Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai, 1988)
Papers read (English papers only, last 8 years):
“Reaching Out to the Public, Reaching In to the Policy Agency”, Reaching for the Decision-makers in the Sphere of Cultural Policies, The 18th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, July 16-20, 2018; “Formation of the World Anthropological Union (WAU): Opportunities and Challenges in the Time when International Social and Natural Science Councils Merge,” Antropološke agore, theInstitute of Ethnology and Anthropology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, February 5, 2018; “Indeterminacy, Marginalization and Production of Ideologies”, Intellectual Cooperation for Innovation in a Time of Social and Political Challenges, High-Level International Forum: UNESCO Mexico and Government of the State of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, September 14-15, 2017; “Movement, Loss of Orientation and Populist Racism”, Moving from marginalization to mutuality, CASCA/IUAES Conference in Ottawa, University of Ottawa, Canada, May 2-7, 2017; “What World Anthropologies Need for Coping with Global Situations”, Politics and Policies of Anthropology: Anthropological Association Perspectives towards a Scenario of Global Crises, the 30th meeting of ABA, the Brazilian Anthropological Association, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, August 4-5, 2016; “Japanese Anthropology within World Anthropologies,” the Sixth Advanced Training Seminar for Chinese Youth Anthropologists and Ethnologists, Beifang University of Nationalities, Yinchuan, China, July 25-30, 2016; “Social sciences and humanities faculties to close in Japan?” Social and Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology as/and Science: Addressing Contemporary Instrumentalist Threats to the Humanities, IUAES Inter-Congress 2016 Dubrovnik, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016; “JASCA and World Anthropologies”, RAM XI (XI Reunión de Antropología del MERCOSUR), La Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2, 2015; “The IUAES, WCAA and JASCA in the Movement for World Anthropologies”, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil, November 25, 2015; “Nationalism, Primordial Sentiments and Governance”, Anthropology of Public Policy and Governance, IUAES Inter-Congress 2015 Bangkok, Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, Thailand, July 16, 2015; “Current World Anthropology and Social Development of Local People”, 5th Advanced Training Seminar for Chinese Young Anthropologists and Ethnologists, Dali University, Dali City, Yun’nan Province, China, June 27, 2015; “Current World Anthropologies, Globalization and Cultural Diversity”, Puer University, Yun’nan Province, China, November 19, 2014; “State-Nationalism, Ethno-Nationalism and Communo- Nationalism: Governance and the Sphere of Primordial Sentiments”, Social Science Forum of China (2014): Social Governance for Ethnicity or Aboriginal Area, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, Yun’nan Province, China, November 15-17, 2014; “World Anthropology, World Anthropologies, WCAA and IUAES”, 2014 TSAE/WCAA Joint Meeting: Contemporary Human Conditions and anthropologies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, October 4, 2014; “Current World Anthropologies, Globalization and the Problem of Local Development”, 4th advanced seminar on Anthropology and Ethnology for Chinese Young Scholars, Hubei University for Nationalities, En’shi City, Hubei Province, China, July 11, 2014; “Ten Years of the WCAA: Where are we now?” The past and future of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 with JASCA, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, May 15-18, 2014; “Chronological Folk-Urban Continuum: The Process of Micro Urbanization in northwestern Guatemala”, Urban Futures, IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 with JASCA, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, May 15-18, 2014; “Assessing Globalization: Some Notes”, Evaluando la Globalización: Un Taller sobre Logros y Temas Estrastégicos Futuros, Casa Chata, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Ciudad de México, February 21, 2014; “Spatial Immobility and Structural Immobility: Circular Migration and its Outcomes in Northwestern Guatemala”, Displacements and Immobilities: Global Perspectives on Capitalism - A World Council of Anthropological Associations Biennial Theme Symposium, Part 1, Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Conference 2013, University of Victoria, Canada, May 7-11, 2013; “Globalization and the Challenge of Anthropologies”, invited lecture, Anthropology Lecture Series, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, National University of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, September 4, 2012; “Conflict Studies in the Humanities”, Globalisation and Conflict: Entanglement between Local and Cosmopolitan Orientations, IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ Conference 2011, Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities, the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, July 5-8, 2011; “Conflict Studies in the Humanities”, keynote lecture at Globalization and Conflict: Entanglement between Local and Cosmopolitan Orientations, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, September 28-30, 2010; “Globalization, Appropriation and Conflict”, plenary keynote lecture at Cultural Appropriation: Assimilation - Adaptation - Camouflage, German Anthropological Association (GAA-DGV) Conference 2009 (Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Vorkerkunde e.V.), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, September 30 - October 3, 2009; “Linking Anthropologies and Beyond”, Opportunities and Challenges for International Cooperation and Participation in Anthropology: Toward an Agenda for World Anthropology, 16th World Congress of IUAES - International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China, July 27-31, 2009; “The Uses of ‘Development’ in Japan’s Foreign Policy and the Role of Universities”, International Conference Reframing Development: Post-Development, Globalization, and the Human Condition, Osaka University, Japan, April 8-10, 2009.
2008 Ph.D. in Anthropology (4-field approach) – Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, USA
2002 M.Sc. Cultures and Development Studies (magna cum laude) – Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium
1998 M.Sc. Developmental Neuropsychology – Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK
Current academic positions
2012- Research Professor in Anthropology, University of Leuven (Belgium)
2013-18 Vice-President, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences 2017- Founding Member, IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Sports
2017- Executive Committee Member, International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH)
2015- Advisory Committee Member, World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)
2014- Committee Member, American Anthropological Association (AAA) Public Education Initiative on Migration and Displacement
2013-15 President, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) 2013-15 International Delegate, WCAA
2013-15 Responsible for International Relations, Young Academy of Belgium (JA-KVAB)
2012- Chair, IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Tourism
2011-13 Executive Committee Member, EASA
2010- Founder, EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network (AnthroMob)
Editorial appointments (selection)
2016- American Anthropologist, Editorial Board
2015– Worlds in Motion Book Series (Berghahn Books), Founding Editor
2009- AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana, Review Board 2009- Annals of Tourism Research, Associate Editor for Anthropology
20+ keynote speeches (including Oxford, Berkeley, Humboldt, Vienna, Oulu & São Paolo) 10+ plenary talks (including Berkeley, Manchester, UCL & Laval)
60+ invited talks (including Berkeley, Penn, NUS, SOAS, Berlin, MPI, Zurich & Sorbonne) 65+ international conference presentations (in 25+ countries)
University of Cape Town, South Africa
PhD (Anthropology) – School of Oriental and African Studies, London (2004)
Residential course, Professional Practice in Applied Multi-Disciplinary Research, UK (2004) MA (Anthropology) - University of Otago, New Zealand (1993)
BA (Anthropology and Psychology) - University of Otago, New Zealand (1990) BCom (Accounting and Finance) - University of Otago, New Zealand (1989)
International and National Activities:
Treasurer for World Council of Anthropological Associations (2018-present)
President of Anthropology Southern Africa (2017-present) Treasurer for Anthropology Southern Africa (2011-2017)
Treasurer - Conference Organising Committee member for Anthropology Southern Africa conference (University of Venda, 2016; NorthWest University, 2015; University of Cape Town, 2012)
Webmaster for Anthropology Southern Africa (http://www.asnahome.org) (2015-present) 1-2 October 2014 - World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) hosted by
Academia Sinica, Taipei. Represented the WCAA member association, Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA).
5-10 August 2013 - IUAES World Congress: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds, University of Manchester, UK.
1-3 April 2012 – International Symposium organized by WCAA, ASA, IAS and Indian Anthropological Association & Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, India. Represented the WCAA member association, Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA).
Wenner Gren Conference Grant for annual ASnA Conference (2016) (US$10,310) National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Grant for a regional workshop – ‘Building Regional Cooperation and Growth through Decolonising the Discipline’ (2016) (ZAR50,000)
Current membership of professional organisations:
Member of The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Member of Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA)
Member of American Anthropological Association (AAA) Member of Association of Social Anthropologists UK (ASA)
For information on research and scholarly publications, see: http://www.anthropology.uct.ac.za/san/people/academic/macdonald
Senior Vice-President (newsletter, public statements, liaising with the 2023 World Anthropology Congress)
University of Delhi, India
Research Interests: Identities: embodied and gendered, Religion and Cosmology, Environmental issues, Landscapes including sacred and urban ones and various aspects of Marginalization.
Received many Fellowships and Awards: Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship in Anthropology for three months to Queens’ University, U.K from February –May, 2000; Fulbright Lecturer to
U.S.A. for one teaching semester, August –December, 2003.Taught one semester of Women’s Studies and also Anthropological Theory at Auburn University, Alabama; Visiting Professor to Maison D’Sciences De L’Homme, Paris for one month at the invitation of the French Government from March- April, 2004;Visiting Scholar to Kyoto University for presenting paper at symposium, “ Is Race an Universal Idea?” at the invitation of the Japanese government; Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (Visiting Professor) to University of South Carolina, U.S.A from 15th Aug, 2008 to 15th May 20; Visiting Scholar to the University of Kentucky, Lexington, U.S.A from August –November, 2012; Nominated Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, U.S.A; President of the Indian Anthropological Association from 1997-2000; Awarded the Sarat Chandra Roy Gold Medal for life time contribution to Cultural Anthropology by the Asiatic Society.
Gender in South Asia (Cambridge University Press)
Life as a Dalit (co-ed. with Joan P Mencher, Sage)
The Inner and Outer Selves: A Study of Gender, Cosmology and Ecology on the Himalayan Borders (Oxford University Press)
Gender, Livelihood and Environment (co-ed with Marilyn Porter, Orient Blackswan) More than seventy scholarly papers.
Vice-President (archiving project, liaising with the 2023 World Anthropology Congress)
Calcutta University, India.
PAPERS: About 40 papers in national/international journals and edited books
NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS / CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
Attended seminars and conferences in India, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, USA
MEMBERSHIP IN ACADEMIC BODIES:
Life Member The Indian Anthropological Society; Indian Academy of Social Sciences; Indian Science Congress Association; Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA); Centre for Alternative Research in Development (CARID)
Coordinator, South & South East Asian Chapter, IUAES Commission on Urban Anthropology Vice-President, Centre for Alternative Research in Development (CARID).Kolkata, India
Vice-President (IUAES2021, academic partnerships)
Maria Victoria Chenaut
Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), México
Professional affiliations and research networks
Other Activities Related to IUAES
Visiting Scholar Appointments
Publications ( Summary since year 2005) Articles
Vice-President (liaising with the Council of Commissions)
Ashiya University, Japan
After finishing BA honors in 1982, Sachiko Kubota enrolled in graduate school at Konan University in Kobe and started her PhD research in 1985 under the informal supervision by Prof. Koyama at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka and Prof. Peterson at Australian National University. Her research was in Arnhem Land in Australia on the issues of changing gender relationships in Aboriginal society from social, economic and local political perspectives. She earned the PhD degree in anthropology with her work from research in 2002 at Konan University.
She started her teaching career as a lecturer at Ohtemae College in 1994, and was promoted to associate professor at Hiroshima University in 1997 and later promoted to full professor in 2009 at Kobe University, where she still teaches now.
She has been an active member in Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) since 1985, and was elected as a board member for 6 terms since 2000, taking on various roles such as an editor in chief for the English Journal for JASCA. And especially, she was appointed as international delegate for JASCA in 2010 and became an active member of WCAA. She has participated in various WCAA meetings and IUAES congresses since then and was elected as a member of the WCAA Organizing Committee in 2016.
She is also very active domestically. She was appointed as a special expert researcher in cultural anthropology area at the Research Center for Science Systems in the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for three years (2013-2016), and worked actively on the issues of governmental research funding. She was also appointed a full member of the cultural anthropology area in Japan Science Council in 2014, and is still working actively to make recommendations on various social issues based on her academic knowledge.
Her various publications include:
‘Transmission of Knowledge, Clans and Lands among the Yolŋu (Northern Territory, Australia)’, in Dussart, Françoise and Sylvie Poirier (Guest Editors) Entangled Ontologies: Interpretations of relations to land in Australian and Canadian neo-settler states. University of Toronto Press (2017)
‘From Applied Anthropology to Anthropology of Engagement’ Sachiko Kubota, “Ethnography & the Production of Anthropological Knowledge” Musharbash and Berbar (eds.) , pp. 123-132, ANU E Press.(2011)
And a single authored book in Japanese ‘Gender Study in Aboriginal Society ‘ (2004, Sekaishiso- sha), based on her PhD thesis.
Vice-President (IUAES2020, external communication, fundraising)
Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia
ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC DEGREES:
2O14. Assistant Professor. Field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences. Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek.
2014. Scientific Associate. Field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences.
2012. Assistant Professor. Field of Humanities, Field of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.
2009. Scientific Associate. Field of Humanities.
2009. Ph.D. Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Doctoral thesis: lnteroction between dietary habits ond comoplex phenotipic troits of inhobitonts of the island of Vis. Advisor: academician dr. Pavao Rudan, MD.
ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND WORKING GROUPS:
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Croatian Society for Human Genetics; Croatian Anthropological Society; Croatian Society for Biotechnology; Croatian Society for Diabetes; Croatian Society for Obesity (member of EASO);
Croatian-lsraeli Business Club
lnternational Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS); Biosocial Society; lnternational Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology (ISGA); European Anthropological Association (EAA); lnternational Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES); IUAES, Commission on Medical Anthropology and Epidemiology; lnternational Association of Human Biologists; American Anthropological Association (AAA); American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA); Rotary lnternational
Vice-President (ex officio) (2023 World Anthropology Congress)
Soumendra Mohan Patnaik
University of Delhi, India
Previous Service to the Discipline of Anthropology
Head, Council of Commissions (external relations, internship project)
University of South Florida, USA
2018-present Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida
Affiliated Faculty, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, USF Water Institute
2016-2018 Full-Time Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Studies Faculty Scholar, Institute of Public Health
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow in Water Policy, McMaster University, Canada Research Fellow, OECD/Global Water Partnership
Task Force on Water Security Coordinator, McMaster Water Network
2014 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Minnesota
2005 M.Phil. in Social Science Research (MAPSS), University of Chicago 2003 B.A., Sociology, University of Michigan
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
2017-present Executive Steering Committee Member
World Anthropological Union (WAU)
2015-present Head of Council of Commissions; Executive Committee Member International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
2013-2018 Chair and Founding Member
IUAES: Scientific Commission of Anthropology and Environment (CAE)
2015-2018 Central States Anthropological Society Secretary-Treasurer
2013-2014 Central States Anthropological Society Executive Board Student Board Member
2019 “Conspicuous reserves: Ideologies of water consumption and the performance of class” In Economic Anthropology, “Water and Economy” 6: 195–207.
2018 “Pluralizing Science for Inclusive Water Governance: An engaged ethnographic approach to WaSH data collection in Delhi, India” In Case Studies in the Environment.
First Prize: Case Studies in the Environment Best Article Award
2017 “Epistemological Undercurrents: Delhi’s Water Crisis and the Role of the Urban Water Poor” In Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, practices and locales, Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Joseph K.W. Hill (eds.). Routledge Earthscan series.
2016 “Between stagnancy and affluence: Reinterpreting water poverty and domestic flows in Delhi, India.” Society & Natural Resources, 29 (6), 639-653.
First Prize: The Burge and Field Outstanding Article Award “for innovative and meaningful contributions and great promise to be influential over time”
2015 (with lead author, Dustin Garrick) “Chapter 4: Pathways to Water Security” Securing Water, Sustaining Growth: Report of the GWP/OECD Task Force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth, Claudia Sadoff (ed.). 114-169. University of Oxford.
2015 “Producing Middle-Class Waterscapes Beyond Middle-Class Thresholds: Domestic Workers and Identity Expression through Water Allocation in Lower-Class Delhi, India” In Averting a Global Environmental Collapse: The Role of Anthropology and Local Knowledge, Thomas Reuter (ed.); Cambridge Scholar Series.
Council of Commissions (internal relations, annual reporting)
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
1997, Ph.D. in Applied Sociology, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
1987, B.A. of Cultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-Sen University, one of the key Universities in China, Guangzhou
Abbreviated Professional Highlights
Selected Publications in English:
Also widely published in international journals.
Faye V. Harrison
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Academic Appointments Professor of African American Studies & Anthropology, Faculty Affiliate with Women & Gender in Global Perspectives at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014- ); previous appointments held at: the University of Florida as Joint Professor of Anthropology & African American Studies, former Director of African American Studies, Affiliate Faculty with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research (2004-2014); the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as Lindsay Young Professor, (1999-2004); Associate Professor (1989-1997); the University of South Carolina as Professor of Anthropology & Graduate Director of Women’s Studies (1997-1999); and the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor (1983-1989); visiting scholar or fellowships at Anton de Kom University of Suriname (2011), University of Cape Town (2011), and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1987-88).
Professional Service & Leadership Experience
IUAES [International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences]: President (2013-18); Member-at-large, Executive Committee (2003-09, 2009-13); Chair, Commission on the Anthropology of Women (1998-2009), co-chair (1993-98); organized or co-organized panels, sessions, and workshops for congresses (1998, 2003. 2009, 2013), inter-congresses (2004, 2006), and UN conference NGO forums (1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women [co-sponsored with International Women’s Anthropology Conference (IWAC)], 2001 Durban, South Africa World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia, & Related Intolerance [WCAR])
SfAA [Society for Applied Anthropology]: Malinowski Award Selection Committee member (1992-95), chair (1995-96); Annual Meeting Program Committee, member (1996-98)
AAA [American Anthropological Association]: Committee on World Anthropologies member and chair of subcommittee on teaching & research (2010-11), Commission on World Anthropologies member (2007-10); Executive Program Chair (2007) for annual meeting whose theme was “Difference, (In)Equality and Justice,” and main contributor to “Justice for All?” column in Anthropology News (February-December 2007); organized or co-organized Presidential Sessions (1999, 2006, 2008) and several Invited Sessions (1985-94, including the historic 1987 “Decolonizing Anthropology” session); member of Board of Directors (1990-91) and Executive Board (1999-01); Advisory Committee and key advisors member for Understanding Race and Human Variability Initiative (2001-07), which resulted in Ford/NSF-funded, award-winning traveling exhibit, “Race: Are We So Different?”; Committee on the Status of Women, member (1993-05); Association of Black Anthropologists, President (1989-91); Action Network for Responsible Anthropological Professionalism, Steering Committee member (1985-86);
Other Service: member of American Anthropologist Editorial Board (2000-05), Identities: Global Studies in Culture & Power consulting editors (1991-2008), Editorial Committee for Annual Review of Anthropology (1996-00), US Editorial Working Group for Critique of Anthropology (1996-2000); Transforming Anthropology Editorial Board (1990-present); associate editor, Urban Anthropology & Studies in Culture and World Development(1991-2004); Sociology Mind Editorial Board (2010-present).
Theorizing in Ex-Centric Sites. Anthropological Theory. 16(2-3): 160-176, 2016.
Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives on Global Apartheid, Environmental Injustice, and Women’s Activism for Sustainable Well-Being. In Making the Most of What We Have: How Women Manage Resources. Subhadra Mitra Channa and Marilyn Porter, eds. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan Private Limited, 2015.
Engaging Theory in the New Millennium. In Companion to Contemporary Anthropology. Simon Coleman, Susan B. Hyatt, and Ann Kingsolver, eds. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Revisiting Berreman’s “Race, Caste, and Other Invidious Distinctions”: Implications for Transnational Dialogues and Intercultural Solidarities in Challenging Racisms and Related Intolerance. Proceedings of the International Symposium, Engaging Race and Racism in the New Millennium: Exploring Visibilities and Invisibilities, May 17, 2014. Yasuko Takezawa, ed. pp. 115-140. Kyoto: Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, October 2014.
Learning from St. Clair Drake: (Re)Mapping Diasporic Connections. The Journal of African American History 98(3):446-454, Symposium on “St. Clair Drake: The Making of a Scholar-Activist,” Summer 2013.
Race. In Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology. R. Jon McGee and Richard L. Warms, eds. Pp. 672-677 (volume 2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.
Race, Security, and Human Rights. In At Close Range: The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin. 10th Annual Spring Lecture & Symposium, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, Levin College of Law. March 20, 2013. UF Law Scholarship Repository http://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/csrrr_events/10thspringlecture/panels/1/.
Dismantling Anthropology’s Domestic and International Peripheries. World Anthropologies Network (WAN) e-Journal, No 6/July 2012, 87-109. http://www.ram-wan.net/html/journal-6.htm.
Building Black Diaspora Networks and Meshworks for Knowledge, Justice, Peace and Human Rights. In Afrodescendants, Identity, and the Struggle for Development in the Americas. Bernd Reiter and Kimberly E. Simmons, eds., pp. 3-17. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2012.
Race, Racism, and Antiracism: Implications for Human Rights. Guest essay in Race: Are We So Different? Yolanda Moses, Alan Goodman, and Joseph Jones. Pp. 237-242, 243-244. Malden, MA and Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers. 2012.
Racism in the Academy: Toward a Multi-Methodological Agenda for Anthropological Engagement. In Racism in the Academy: The New Millennium. Audrey Smedley and Janis F. Hutchinson, eds. Pp. 13-32. Arlington, VA: American Anthropological Association, 2012. (Chapter can be downloaded from: http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-aaa/files/production/public/FileDownloads/pdfs/cmtes/commissions/upload/02_Harrison-2.pdf, accessed on September 22, 2016.).
Writer, Ethnographer, Performing Artist: A Documentary Lens on Zora Neale Hurston’s Interdisciplinarity. Fire!!!1(Summer/Winter 2): 139-150, 2012.
Decolonizing Anthropology: Moving Further toward an Anthropology for Liberation (ed. and contributor, 3rd edition). Arlington, Virginia: American Anthropological Association, 2010.
Reconciling Perspectives on the World’s Diverse Women and Cultures of Gender: Toward New Syntheses for the 21st Century. In Anthropology Now: Essays by the Scientific Commissions of the IUAES & History of the IUAES.Peter J.M. Nas and Zhang Jijiao, eds. Pp. 103-116. Beijing: Intellectual Property Publishing House, 2009.
Building Solidarities for Human Rights: Diasporic Women as Agents of Transformation. In Gendering Global Transformations. Chima J.Korieh and Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika, eds. Pp. 17-28. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Women in Jamaica’s Informal Economy: Insights from a Kingston Slum. In Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation. Philip Scher, ed. Pp. 25-39. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing/Wiley, 2009. (Originally published in Nieuwe West-Indische Gids/New West Indian Guide, 1988).
Reworking African(ist) Archaeology in the Postcolonial Period: A Perspective from a Sociocultural Anthropologist. In Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa. Peter R. Schmidt, ed. pp. 231-241. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press, 2009.
Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
The Politics of Antiracism and Social Justice: A Perspective from a Human Rights Network in the U.S. South. North American Dialogue 12(1):8-17, October 2008.
Everyday Neoliberalism, Diminishing Subsistence Security, and the Criminalization of Survival: Gendered Urban Poverty in Three African Diaspora Contexts. In IUAES Inter Congress on Mega Urbanization, Multi-Ethnic Society, Human Rights, and Development, Volume 1, Trends in Anthropological Research: Emerging Challenges and Response. Buddhadeb Chaudhuri and Sumita Chaudhuri, eds. Pp. 82-103, New Delhi: Inter-India Publ., 2007.
Feminist Methodology as a Tool for Ethnographic Inquiry on Globalization. In The Gender of Globalization: Women Navigating Cultural & Economic Marginalities. Nandini Gunewardena and Ann Kingsolver, eds. Pp. 23-31. Santa Fe: New Mexico: School of Advanced Research Press, 2007.
The Gendered Politics and Violence of Structural Adjustment: A View from Jamaica. In Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class. Marcia Texler Segel and Theresa A. Martinez, eds. Pp. 161-174. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 2007 (originally published in Louise Lamphere et al., eds., Situated Lives: Gender& Culture in Everyday Lives, 1997).
Building on a Rehistoricized Afro-Atlantic Anthropology. In Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora. Kevin A. Yelvington , ed. Pp. 381-398. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 2006.
From the Chesapeake Bay to the Caribbean Sea and Back: Remapping Routes, Unburying Roots. In Caribbean and Southern: Transnational Perspectives on the U.S. South. Helen Regis, ed. Pp. 7-33. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006.
From New Delhi to Kunming: Toward an Intellectual History of the IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Women. Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities (Philosophy and Social Edition), 27(3):87-91, 2005.
The Gender Politics of HIV/AIDS as a Human Rights Problem. Indian Anthropologist 35(1&2):1-8, 2005 (special issue on UNESCO symposium on “Women, AIDS, and Human Rights” convened in Kolkata, India, 2004).
Global Apartheid, Environmental Degradation, and Women’s Activism for Sustainable Well-Being: A
Conceptual and Theoretical Overview. Urban Anthropology & Studies of Cultural Systems and World
Economic Development33(1):1-35, 2004. (Available for downloading at:
http://the-institute-ny.com/Supporting%20Materials/SAMPLE%20ARTICLES/Harrison.pdf, accessed on September 22, 2016.)
Resisting Racism and Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender and Human Rights (ed. and contributor), Thousand Oaks, CA: AltaMira Press, 2005.
Unraveling “Race” for the 21st Century. In Exotic No More: Anthropology on the Front Lines. Jeremy MacClancy, ed. Pp. 145-166. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Global Apartheid, Foreign Policy, and Human Rights. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 4(3): 48-68, 2002, theme issue on “Race & Globalization.”
Facing Racism and the Moral Responsibility of Human Rights Knowledge. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, Volume 925:45-69. (In special issue on “Ethics and Anthropology: Facing Future Issues in Human Biology, Globalism, and Cultural Property.” Anne-Marie Cantwell, Eva Friedlander, & Madeleine L. Tramm, eds., 2000.
African-American Pioneers in Anthropology. (co-ed. and contributor), Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Contemporary Issues Forum: Race and Racism (guest ed.), American Anthropologist 100(3): 607-715, September 1998.
Introduction: Expanding the Discourse on Race. American Anthropologist 100(3):609-631.
Rehistoricizing Race, Ethnicity, and Class in the U.S. Southeast. In Cultural Diversity in the South: Anthropological Contributions to a Region in Transition. Patricia Beaver and Carole Hill, eds. Pp. 179-189. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998.
Gender, Sexuality, and Health in a Turn-of-the-Century “Black Metropolis.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly11(4):448-453, 1997.
The Persistent Power of “Race” in the Cultural and Political Economy of Racism. Annual Review of Anthropology24:47-74, 1995.
W.E.B. Du Bois and Anthropology (guest co-ed. and contributor), special issue of Critique of Anthropology 12(2-3):111-277, 1992.
Black Folks in Cities Here and There: Changing Patterns of Domination and Response (guest ed. and contributor), Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development 17(2-3):111-277, 1988. (Festschrift in honor of St. Clair Drake, co-author of classic book, Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City, 1945; author of Black Folk Here and There: An Essay in History and Anthropology,Volumes I and II, University of California Press, 1987, 1991).
Jamaica and the International Drug Economy. TransAfrica Forum 7(3):49-57, 1990.
Introduction: An African Diaspora Perspective for Urban Anthropology. Urban Anthropology 17(2-3):111-141, 1988.
Crime, Class, and Politics in Jamaica. TransAfrica Forum 5(1):29-38, 1987.
Gangs, Grassroots Politics, and the Crisis of Dependent Capitalism in Jamaica. In Perspectives in U.S. Marxist Anthropology. David Hakken and Hanna Lessinger, eds. Pp. 186-210. Westview Press. Boulder, Colorado, 1987.
Selected Honors & Awards
William R. Jones Most Valuable Mentor Award, Florida Education Fund, 2013
Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellowship, University of Cape Town, 2011
Legacy Scholar Award, Association of Black Anthropologists, 2010
Outstanding Research Mentoring Award, Ronald McNair Scholars Program, University of Florida, 2008
Zora Neale Hurston Award for Mentoring, Service & Scholarship, Southern Anthropological Society, 2007
President’s Award, American Anthropological Association, 2007
Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America, 2004.
View a list of previous Past Presidents, Secretaries-General and Treasurers here.