National Museum of Ethnology・Research Fellow
2008.4-2011.3, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotionof Science（DC1）
2011.10-2012.3, Project Researcher of FOSAS, The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2012.4-2015.3, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotionof Science（PD）
2014.4-, Part-time Lecturer, Seian University of Arts and Design, Shiga, Japan
2015.4-, Research Fellow, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
2017.4-, Part-time Lecturer, KWANSEI GAKUIN University, Kobe, Japan
2017.4-, Part-time Lecturer, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
B.A. Kobe Univ. 2006
M.A. Kyoto Univ. 2010
PhD. Kyoto Univ. 2013
Ecological Anthropology, African Area Studies
Key Words: Central Africa, Cameroon, Congo, Persons with Disabilities, Resource
1. Disability in Africa
2. Resource Use in Tropical Africa
An Anthropological Study on Subsistence and Care Practice of Persons with Disabilities
I have conducted regional research on people with disabilities in central African countries, including Cameroon and Congo, from the perspective of ecological anthropology with a focus on direct observation. People with disabilities are often seen as “needy people in societies” who are subject to aid and assistance. However, I think they take advantage of their high “social skills” because of their need for close relationships with those surrounding them to seek assistance. My study aims to understand such multi-layered society by grasping the real life of people with disabilities.
- Persons with Disabilities and Business in Africa: A Case Study of Cross-Border Trade in the Congo River >>external web site (in Japanese)
- Practical Research on the Peoples and Social Organizations to Prevent Over-Use of Forest Resources in Central African >>external web site
- TODA, M. 2015.“Trans-Border Persons with Disabilities: Their Disability Business at the Congo River and the State.” In Mori, S. (ed.) Disability and Development in Africa: Towards SDGs. Chiba: the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, pp. 153-193. (in Japanese).>>publisher (in Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2015.Disabled People who Cross the Border: An Ethnographic Study of Persons with Disabilities Living in the African Rain Forest, Tokyo: Akashishoten. (in Japanese)>>publisher (in Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2013.Sociality of People with Disabilities in Cameroon: An Anthropological Study on their Subsistence and Care Practice. Ph.D. diss., Kyoto University. (in Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2012. Social Welfare in Cameroon. In Usami, K., H. Kotani and S. Kondo (eds.) Global Social Welfare Year Book 2012. Tokyo: Junposha, pp. 607-642. (In Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2011. “Care” Embedded in Daily Practice: The Case of People with Physical Disabilities in South-eastern Cameroon. Asian and African Area Studies.10(2): 176-219. (In Japanese with an English abstract)>>pdf
- TODA, M. 2011. The changes in the daily lives of people with disabilities and the actors: Focus on their gender-based social structure in southeastern Cameroon. Proceedings of Pre-Forum Session for the 7th International Research Meeting: The Role of African Studies for "African Crisis", Kyoto: Kyoto University.
- TODA, M. 2011. Wà kùmà: Caring for People with Disabilities in the Tropical Forests of South-eastern Cameroon. Care Practice for Elder and People with Disabilities in Asia and Africa, pp. 1-18. Kyoto: Shokado Book Sellers / ASAFAS. (In Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2010. “People with Disabilities” in the Tropical Forests of Cameroon: Their Practice and its Social Context. In Kimura, D. and K. Kitanishi (eds.) People, Nature and History of African Tropical Forests II: From Sociological Perspectives, pp. 207-230. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press. (In Japanese)
- TODA, M. 2016. (With Olivero, J., J. E. Fa, M. A. Farfán. J. Lewis, B. Hewlett, T. Breuer, G. M. Carpaneto. M. Fernandez, F. Germi. S. Hattori, A. Noss, D. O. Ekoumou, P. Paulin, R. Real. M. Riddell, E. G. J. Stevenson, J. M. Vargas, H. Yasuoka, R. Nasi.) “Distribution and numbers of Pygmies in Central African forests.” PLoS ONE, 11(1) e0144499.>>pdf
- TODA, M. 2015.“Systematization of NTFPs and Inter-ethnic Relationships among the Baka hunter-gathers and Bantu farmers.” ORAL PAPERS of FOSAS International Symposium, pp.339-358.
- TODA, M. 2014.“Peoples and Social Organizations in Gribe, Southeastern Cameroon.” African Study Monographs Supplementary Issue 49: 139–168.>>pdf
- TODA, M.2009.“People with Disabilities in the Tropical Forests of South-eastern Cameroon: Practice and Social Context.” Proceedings of International Workshop for Joint Research Projects on Asia and African Area Studies: 1-8.
- TODA, M. 2015.“Systematization of NTFPs and Inter-ethnic Relationships among the Baka hunter-gathers and Bantu farmers.” In: FOSAS International Symposium, Hotel MONT FÉBÉ, Yaoundé, Cameroon (November 12, 2015)
- TODA, M. 2015.“Disability and the Life Course among the Hunter-gatherers and Agriculturalists living in Cameroon.” In: International Symposium ‘How Do Biomedicines Shape Life, Sociality and Landscape?,’ National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (September 26, 2015).
- TODA, M. 2015.“People with Disabilities Crossing the Boundary between Hunter Gatherer and Agricultural Societies.” In: the 11th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 11). Session: ‘Hunter-gatherer Affluence: Social and Material Perspectives’ University of Vienna, Austria (September 8, 2015).
- TODA, M. 2013.“Caring in Inter-ethnic Relationships: Physical Disabilities among the Baka People of Southeastern Cameroon.” In: the 10th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS 10). Session: 'Is There a Hunter-gatherer Mode of Sociality?' (Organizer: Penny Spikins), University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. (June 26, 2013)
- TODA, M. 2011.“Beggars with Disabilities in Yaounde: Their Life Strategies and Social Networks.” In: the Join Seminar for the Research Group of Central Africa and the Center for Islamic Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (July 27, 2011).
- TODA, M. 2011.“The Changes in the Daily Lives of People with Disabilities and the Actors: Focus on their Gender-based Social Structure in Southeastern Cameroon.” In: Pre-Forum Session for the 7th International Research Meeting: The Role of African Studies for “African Crisis,” Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (May 26, 2011).
- TODA, M. 2009.(With Chie, Yochimura) "Les études comparatives sur les personnes handicapées au Cameroun et en Thaïlande.” In: Réunion des problèmes modernes sur les personnes handicapées, Foumban, Cameroon (September 5, 2009).
- TODA, M. 2009.“People with Disabilities in the Tropical Rain Forest of South-eastern Cameroon: Their Practice and its Social Context.” In: Session 2 “Care Practice for Elder and People with Disabilities in Asia and Africa.” TDS Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 26, 2009).
- FY2008, 「魅力ある大学院教育」イニシアティブ（臨地教育研究による実践的地域研究の養成）「ケアをめぐる実践」
- FY2008-2011, 科学研究費補助金（特別研究員奨励費DC1）「アフリカにおける障害者と社会の関わりに関する人類学的研究」
- FY2012-2015, 科学研究費補助金（特別研究員奨励費PD）「障害者をとおしたアフリカ社会の解明」
- FY2015-2017, 科学研究費補助金（若手研究B）「アフリカ障害者の生活基盤に関する地域研究」
- FY2011-2016, Establishment of sustainable livelihood strategies and natural resource management in tropical rain forest and its surrounding areas of Cameroon: Integrating the global environmental concerns with local livelihood needs. SATREPS. PI: Shigeru Araki.
- FY2016-2019, アフリカ熱帯雨林における在来知＝科学知融合型の狩猟動物モニタリング手法の確立．科研費基盤Ｂ (16H05661)