Upcoming events and news


Jan 27, 2017 UK-Japan Seminar on the Politics and Practices of ‘Low-Fertility and Ageing Population’ in Post-War Japan academics/Conference, University of Manchester

Feb 9-10, 2017 British Academy Conference Vulnerability and the Politics of Care (co-organizer and presenter)

Apr 27, 2017 European Network of Ageing Studies Conference, Graz, Austria

Jun 8-9, 2017 10th Biennial AAGE Conference "Culture, Commitment, and Care" (organizer and presenter)


Past events and other newsworthy bits

Nov 16-20, 2016 Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, presenter, Care and the Desire for Death, Minneapolis, USA

July 20-23, 2016 European Association of Social Anthropology Conference, co-organizer and presenter, Re-conceptualizing kinship and relatedness in and Ageing World, Milan, Italy

July 4-14, 2016 Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project Summer Program, Animating Life at University of Tokyo

May 31, 2016 Keynote speaker, Narratives of decline: the changing patterns of death and aging in contemporary Japanese religions’ workshop, University of Manchester

Apr 17-20, 2016Broken Narratives and the Lived Body, at Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy

Mar. 14, 2016Conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland, Caring Cultures/Cultures of Care

Mar. 2, 2016 My article "Hope in an ageing Japan: transience and transcendence," published in Contemporary Japan

Feb. 26, 2016BSA Ageing Body and Society Conference, University of Manchester

Feb. 11, 2016    UCL Medical Anthropology seminar 

Jan. 21-2 2016 Co-organized and presented at Vulnerability and the Politics of Care 2-day workshop, Oxford Brookes University

Dec. 24, 2015A short response piece I wrote on on aging and abandonment in the Croatian journal Ethnological Forum (click here)

Dec. 17, 2015 A blog post and interview about my latest research was posted by the Enhancing Life Project (click here).

Nov. 26, 2015 My acceptance as President-Elect of the Association of Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE) (click here)

Nov. 20, 2015 Presented at the Caring Matters conference in Oxfordshire (click here)

Oct. 30, 2015Guest presenter at the Ashmolean Museum "Dead Friday" event

Sep. 28, 2015 Somatosphere.net published a post I wrote for their series on The Ethnographic Case (click here)