Upcoming events and recent news
I am honored to have been awarded a one-year SSRC Abe Fellowship!
Call for Applications!
MPhil/PhD or Masters by Research £10k/yr
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation is accepting nominations for Studentships starting September 2019. These are for research students who want to do research on the anthropology of Japan or Japan Studies at Oxford Brookes Univ. Please consider especially if you are interested in ageing, care, and/or crime/incarceration in Japan! Contact me if you want to discuss and CLICK HERE for complete details and application instructions. Feb. 27 deadline.
Jan 18, 2019
Frail aesthetics and slow lives: personhood and longevity in Japan
Perspectives on Frailty: Medicine, Risk and Lived Experience (Susan Pickard, organizer) Sociology of Health and Illness Foundation. University of Liverpool
Mar 8, 2019
JF/BAJS Postgraduate Workshop
Cardiff University, UK
Open to postgraduate students in Japanese Studies and those undertaking Japan related research in other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to PhD candidates. From 8 February 2019 registration will be extended to Japanese Studies Masters students considering a Ph.D. The deadline for registration is 26 February 2019.
Past events and other newsworthy bits
Nov 24, 2018 Love and Imagination that Transcends Death 死を超越する愛と想像力Death and Life Studies in East Asia: Hyper-Aging and Dying. International Symposium of Thanatology. Tokyo University.
Dec 9, 2017 Care as emotion and ethics: toward a cross-cultural comparative approach. Thinking about an Anthropology of Care, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Nov 30, 2017 roundtable organizer 'Aged Subjectivities: Making and unmaking personhood across the life course', Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C.
Oct 14, 2017 presenting a paper titled 'In the shadow of gratitude: ageing, dependence, and subjectivity in Japanese families' at Subjects and Subjectivities of Care, UCL
Aug 4-6, 2017 Enhancing Life! A Public Interdisciplinary Conference. University of Chicago
Jun 8-9, 2017 10th Biennial AAGE Conference "Culture, Commitment, and Care" (organizer)
Apr 27, 2017 presenter 'Being Together: Carer Narratives in Japan and the UK,' European Network of Ageing Studies Conference, Graz, Austria
Feb 9-10, 2017 British Academy Conference Vulnerability and the Politics of Care (co-organizer and presenter)
Jan 27, 2017 'Endurance and Fatigue', UK-Japan Seminar on the Politics and Practices of ‘Low-Fertility and Ageing Population’ in Post-War Japan academics/Conference, University of Manchester
Nov 16-20, 2016 Care and the Desire for Death, Meeting of the American Anthropological Association,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)