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KIMURA, Daiji

Professor
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Division of African Area Studies

Jan. 2007, taken in DR Congo during research.
It's actually a posed photo, taken with a timer :-P


Professor Kimura has been conducting anthropological research in tropical Africa. From 1986 to 1989, he studied the Bongando people, shifting-cultivators in DR Congo. Because of the political and economic confusion, and succeeding civil wars in former Zaire, the research among the Bongando interrupted until 2005. In 1993, he started new research on the Baka hunter-gatherers in Cameroon. In both fields, he focused on the ecology and social interaction of the local people (see Main Publications below).

Biography

  • 1960 Born in Ehime prefecture, Japan
  • 1983 Graduated from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
  • 1985 Received master's degree from the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
  • 1990 Received Ph.D. in Science, Kyoto University
  • 1992 Appointed associate professor at Faculty of Education Fukui University
  • 1997 Appointed associate professor at Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
  • 1998 Appointed associate professor at Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • 2012 Appointed professor at Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, and director at Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University

Main Publications


Background photo: Taken during a flight to Africa. Most likely, itfs the Seto Inland Sea.