SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

Anthropology

Dr Fabio Gygi
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Fabio Gygi

Japanese society, material culture, medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural history

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4417
  • Email: fg5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 562
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 9-11am email for appointment

British Association for Japanese Studies

Ms Mara Patessio
BAJS Executive Secretary, Japan Research Centre
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  • Tel: 020 7898 4844
  • Email: mp78@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B405
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment

Economics

Professor Costas Lapavitsas
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Costas Lapavitsas
Theory of banking and finance; history of economic thought; the Japanese financial system. Teaching interests include banking and finance, the Japanese economy, history of economic thought.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4538
  • Email: cl5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 269
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 to 13:00
Dr Satoshi Miyamura
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Satoshi Miyamura
Regions: South & East Asia. Countries: India, Japan. Subjects: Development economics, Labour economics, Institutional economics, Labour-management bargaining; Research methods in economics.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4544
  • Email: sm97@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 275
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 13.00 - 15.00 (Terms 1 and 2)

Dr Ulrich Volz
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets


Finance & Management

Dr Helen Macnaughtan
Chair, Japan Research Centre / Co-Editor, Japan Forum, the official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)
Helen Macnaughton
  • Tel: 020 7898 4530
  • Email: hm39@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 546
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 1-3

Dr Yoshikatsu Shinozawa
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Yoshkatsu Shinozawa

Dr Shinozawa's research interests lie in asset management firms and their products. Recently he has developed a special interest in the areas of corporate governance, and the banking industry in Japan.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4084
  • Email: ys6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 556
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 2 - 4

History of Art & Archaeology

Dr Meri Arichi
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Meri Arichi

History of Japanese Art, Buddhist Art of Japan in context

  • Tel: 020 7898 4463
  • Email: ma70@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B302
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 3-4pm

Professor Timon Screech
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Timon Screech
History of Japanese art; Edo painting; contacts between Japan and Europe in the 18th century; history of science in Japan; the theory of art history
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4453
  • Email: ts8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B408
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave (2020-2021)

Languages & Cultures of Japan

Dr Alan Cummings
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Alan Cummings
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4200
  • Email: ac50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 391
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Tuesday 1-3pm | Term 2: Tuesday 1-3pm

Dr Akiko Furukawa
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Akiko Furukawa
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4233
  • Email: af15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 383
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm/Thursdays 2-3pm
Dr Christopher Gerteis
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Christopher Gerteis

Modern and Contemporary Japanese history. Social and cultural history of the 20th century, especially the intersection of consumer capitalism and historical memory.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4093
  • Email: cg24@soas.ac.uk
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave 2019-2024

Dr Seiko Harumi
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Seiko Harumi
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4274
  • Email: sh96@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 3-4pm/Wednesdays 3-5pm
Dr Griseldis Kirsch
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Griseldis Kirsch

Contemporary Japanese culture, with particular interest in Japanese media and popular culture, representations of 'Otherness', social phenomena and war memory.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4288
  • Email: gk10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 377
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 11am-12 noon

Dr Barbara Pizziconi
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Barbara Pizziconi
Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4225
  • Email: bp3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 362
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 2-4pm


Linguistics

Dr Mai Kataoka
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
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Publishing history and translation (in the US, the UK and Japan), translation and world literature, Modern Japanese Literature in translation, translation and soft power, cultural translation, adaptation, localization of brands and advertisements, translation and piracy (scanlation)

  • Email: km78@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 365
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 11am-1pm (or by appointment)
Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Nano Sato-Rossberg

History of Translation Studies in Japan, Intergeneric translations (manga to film), Translation of oral narratives or orality, Cultural translation, The relationship between translation and power.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4224
  • Email: ns27@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 380
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment/email

Study of Religions

Dr Lucia Dolce
Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre
Lucia Dolce
Japanese religious history, especially the medieval period; Japanese Tantric Buddhism and the esotericisation of religious practice; Millenarian writings and prophecy; Kami-Buddhas associations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4217
  • Email: ld16@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 342
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00

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Emeritus Research Associates

Professor Gina Barnes
Emeritus Research Associate
Gina Barnes

State formation; agricultural transition; urbanisation; landscape archaeology; geoarchaeology, tectonic archaeology; East Asian archaeology especially Japanese archaeology and prehistory/protohistory

Professor Stephen Dodd
Emeritus Research Associate
Co-Editor of Japan Forum
Steve Dodd
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in gender/sexuality, Modernism and translation studies
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4216
  • Email: sd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm (Term 2 only)
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (Term 1)

Professor Andrew Gerstle
Emeritus Research Associate
Drew Gerstle
Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4207
  • Email: ag4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 390
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 1-2pm / Email for an appointment
Dr David W Hughes
Emeritus Research Associate
David Hughes
Ethnomusicology; music of East Asia especially Japan; Japanese folk and theatre music; music and linguistics; Indonesian gamelan and Javanese street music

Professor Machiko Nissanke
Emeritus Research Associate
Machiko Nissanke
North-South Economic relations, adjustment and development, finance and development, international trade and finance, and comparative economics policy studies in Asia and Africa. Teaching interests include open economy macroeconomics, international trade and finance and financial economics. Africa and Asia.

Research Associates



Professor Peter Kornicki
Research Associate
Peter Kornicki

Cultural history of Japan before 1900, with special interests on the history of the book in East Asia (Korea and Vietnam as well as Japan), women's education and literacy, and the history of medicine and of cartography.




Dr Hannah Osborne
Research Associate
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Modern Japanese literature, gender and the body in literature, illustrations and text in literature, women's writing and translation




Dr Kristin Surak
Research Associate
Kristin Surak

International migration, political sociology, nationalism, culture, state and society in Japan, qualitative methods.


Dr Ellis Tinios
Research Associate
Ellis-Tinios
The illustrated woodblock-printed book in the Edo period; representing China in Edo-period books and prints; the actor prints of Kunisada


Visiting Scholars

Professor Andrew Elliott
Visiting Scholar
Andrew Elliott

Research Area: Travel writing, travel and tourism in the Japanese empire; representations and reception history of Bakumatsu and Meiji crosscultural encounters between Japan and the "west."

Date of Appointment: August 2020 - August 2021