Artour Mitski

Key information

BA (Osaka/Irkutsk), MA (SOAS)
Thesis title
"Japanese lifestyle migrants in Bangkok: embodied practices and identity negotiation."


After earning a BA in Japanese Studies with a minor in Teaching Japanese on the Japanese Ministry Education (Monbusho) scholarship, Artour went on to pursue his Master's and doctoral degrees at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he attended 26 courses in Anthropology, History, Cultural Studies, Research Methods, etc.

His professional experience includes over 20 years of teaching Japanese and Thai as well as a range of social science subjects. He tutors for GCSE and A-levels in Japanese and Sociology, as well as mentors undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Following up on his MA thesis in Anthropology on "Japanese in Thailand: the discourse and routines of national identity in a globalising world", his PhD thesis topic is "Japanese lifestyle migrants in Bangkok: embodied practices and identity".

Research interests

  • The history and anthropology of Japanese migration to Southeast Asia
  • Teaching Japanese grammar
  • Thai idiomatic expressions
  • Social theory
  • Research methods for Area Studies
  • Philosophy of science in social and cultural research
  • Formal logic in social and cultural research