Research Projects by Faculty Members

In addition to teaching graduate students, Division of African Area Studies faculty members also conduct research on their respective topics. Research and education go hand in hand: you cannot have good education without good research. To pursue their research, Division faculty members actively secure grants-in-aid from MEXT and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as well as private research funding.


Outcomes & Publications

Main works of the faculty members


Academic Exchange and Research Cooperation

DAAS and CAAS (The Center for African Area Studies) of Kyoto University propose to foster academic cooperation and exchange of research members and students as well as scientific publications and information with 24 institutes of 16 countries.


KUASS: Kyoto University African Studies Seminars

These are open seminars sponsored by the Center for African Area Studies. Many foreign researchers specializing in Africa visit Kyoto University and, each year, the Division of African Studies invites three to five visiting faculty members to conduct research here. These seminars provide excellent opportunities to hear about the latest academic trends and intellectual insights in the field of African studies.

Kyoto University African Studies Seminar


ASM: African Study Monographs—Our International Journal

Since 1981, the Kyoto University Center for African Area Studies (CAAS) has published a quarterly journal called African Study Monographs. It has developed an excellent reputation as an international journal, attracting many submissions not just from Japan but from the West and from throughout Africa as well. In addition to the four regular issues, the journal also releases special Supplementary Issues – with the 50th of these being published in 2014.

African Study Monographs: International Journal for African Area Studies
The Center for African Area Studies (CAAS), Kyoto University