The Faculty

Staff

DAAS (Division of African Area Studies) is comprised of three departments: Political Ecology, Cultural Ecology, and Historical Ecology. While faculty members belong to one of these three departments, they are not limited to one domain. Ample mutual collaboration is utilized to both promote a large number of research projects as well as advance educational activities at the graduate school. Our graduate students are enrolled in the departments to which their respective main supervisors belong, but they are not limited to their own departments. They are able to receive guidance from multiple faculty members and interact with numerous other graduate students.

Political Ecology

Jun Ikeno

Professor
Fields of Research : African Area Studies, Rural Socio-economics
 

Juichi Itani

Professor
Fields of Research : Tropical Agriculture

Akira Takada

Associate Professor
Fields of Research : Anthropology, African Area Studies
 

Morie Kaneko

Associate professor
Fields of Research : Anthropology, African area studies

Hiroki Sato

Assistant Professor
Fields of Research : Tropical Ecology, Primatology
     

Cultural Ecology

Motoki Takahashi

Professor
Fields of Research : Development Economics, Political Economy, African Area Studies
 

Daiji Kimura

Professor
Fields of Research : Anthropology, Communication Study

Gen Yamakoshi

Associate Professor
Fields of Research : African Area Studies
 

Shuichi Oyama

Associate Professor
Fields of Research : Area Studies, Ecological Anthropology, Environmental Geography

Historical Ecology

Itaru Ohta

Professor
Fields of Research : African Area Studies, Anthropology
 

Masayoshi Shigeta

Professor
Fields of Research : African Area Studies, Agricultural Anthropology, Ethnobotany

Misa Hirano(Nomoto)

Associate Professor
Fields of Research : Cultural anthropology, Urban Anthropology
 

Hirokazu Yasuoka

Associate Professor
Fields of Research : Ecological anthropology, Historical Ecology, Ethnobiology