Toru Yamada

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
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Office Address:
Global Commons (International Student Center)
University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
305-8577 Japan

Education
Experience
Memberships
Fieldwork


EDUCATION

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
PhD [Anthropology] 2011
Committee Chair: Dr. Andrew Arno
Dissertation Title: Translating Power: The Fuzzy Path of Law from International Convention to Local Politics in Japan
Focus: cultural anthropology; linguistic anthropology; legal anthropology; human geography

University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan)
MA, 2002

Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan)
BA, 2000

Qinghai Normal University (Xining, China)
Visiting Research Fellow, 2009 - 2010

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Visiting Student, 1997-1998


EXPERIENCE

University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, JAPAN)
 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
   - Assistant Professor, 2013 - present

Hosei University (Tokyo, JAPAN)
 Research Center for International Japanese Studies
   - Visiting Academic Researcher, 2012 - 2013

University of Hawai'i (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
  Home Institution: Leeward Community College
   - Lecturer, Fall 2012
      ANTH 151: Emerging Humanity, ANTH 200: Cultural Anthropology

Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY)
    - Postdoctoral Associate, 2011 - 2012

Ethnic Power Relations Project [ETH Zurich and UCLA]
    - Researcher, 2011

Municipal Government of Goto (Nagasaki, Japan)
    - Researcher (Cultural Landscape), 2010 - 2011

Peking University (Peking, China)
    - Visiting Scholar, 2008 - 2009

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
  Department of Anthropology
   - Lecturer, 2007, 2010 (ANTH 483: Japanese Culture and Behavior)
   - Graduate Assistant, 2006, 2011

Hawai'i Tokai International College (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
   - Adjunct Instructor, 2007, 2010 (GEOG 102: World Regional Geography)

University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba, Japan)
    - Lecturer, 2007 - 2009 (Cultural Anthropology, Legal Anthropology)
    - Graduate Assistant, 2002-2004

International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (ICAES) 2002 (Tokyo, Japan)
   - Computer System Assistant Manager


MEMBERSHIPS

- American Anthropological Association (2002 -)
- Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (2002 -)
- Japanese Association for Canadian Studies (2002 -)


FIELDWORK

- Goto, Nagasaki, Japan (2007 - 2008, 2010 - continuing)
- Xining, Qinghai Province, and Beijing, China (2008 - 2009, 2009 - 2010)
- Honolulu, Hawai'i (2003 - 2011)
- Northern British Columbia, Canada (2000 - 2002)