Faculty

While this project places its focus of research on African Area Studies, its counterparts for international joint research include organizations related to Area Studeies not only in Africa but also in Germany, Scotland, and France. For this reason, Prof. Shigeki Kaji, the current director of CAAS, who has a wide view based on area studies and linguistic perspectives, will take the position of the principal researcher to supervise the entire program. For co-researchers, Prof. Jun Ikeno (specialized in African area studies and economics), Deputy director of CAAS, Prof. Daiji Kimura (specialized in African area studies and ecological anthropplogy) at ASAFAS, and Assistant Professor Akira Takada (specialized in African area studies and cultural anthropology) at CAAS will be assigned as an expert in East Africa, West Africa, and Southern Africa respectively. The principal researcher will supervise the entire program. The co-researchers will carry out negotiations and adjustments concerning the dispatch of young researchers in their own specialized areas and fields with host researchers at the affiliated institutions. In addition, co-researchers will also be in charge of conducting negotiations and other necessary procedures regarding the swift conclusion of agreements with the affiliated institutions with which an official academic cooperation agreement has not yet been signed. As soon as this project has been launched, a project office (planned to be set within the Kyoto Technoscience Center) will be established and one research support assistant will be employed to assist the project operation as well as the researchers to be dispatched and invited research fellows.

◎CAAS: The Center for African Area Studies
◎ASAFAS: Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies

Principal researcher

  • Jun Ikeno (Professor, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Economics

Co-researchers

  • Shigeki Kaji (Program-Specific Professor, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Linguistics
  • Daiji Kimura (Professor, ASAFAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Ecological anthropology
  • Gen Yamakoshi (Associate Professor, ASAFAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Primatology
  • Akira Takada (Associate Professor, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Cultural anthropology
  • Morie Kaneko (Associate Professor, ASAFAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Ecological anthropology
  • Hiroki Sato (Assistant Professor, ASAFAS, Kyoto University)
    Specializzed area: African area studies, Primatology

Young researchers

  • Shinichiro Ichino (Post-doctoral researcher, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Primatology
  • Yanyin ZI (Post-doctoral researcher, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Sociology
  • Haruka Arii (Post-doctoral researcher, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Comparative education
  • Junko Maruyama (Program-Specific Associate Professor, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Cultural anthropology
  • Kouji Sonoda (Post-doctoral researcher, CAAS, Kyoto University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Linguistic anthropology

Main collaborating researchers

  • Michael Bollig (Professor, Global South Studies Center Cologne, University of Cologne)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Ethnology
  • Peter Kappeler (Head of Unit(Professor), Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology Unit, German Primate Center)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Primatology
  • Barbara Bompani (Professor, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Cultural anthropology
  • Matthias Brenzinger (Director, Centre for African Language Diversity, University of Cape Town)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Linguistics
  • Gebre Yntiso Deko (College of Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Social anthropology
  • Frédéric Joulian (Associate Professor, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, National Center for Scientific Research)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Mbonji Edjenguélé (Head of Department, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Yaoundé I)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Hunter-gatherers studies
  • Hajanirina Fanomezantsoa Rakotomanana (Professor, Department of Animal Biology, University of Antananarivo Faculty of Science)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Ornithology
  • John G. Galaty (Associate Professor, McGill University)
    Specialized area: Cultural anthropology

Collaborating researchers

  • Thomas Widlok (Professor, Global South Studies Center Cologne, University of Cologne)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Social anthropology
  • Clemens Greiner (Professor, Global South Studies Center Cologne,
    University of Cologne)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Social anthropology
  • Sheena Shah(Research Associate, Centre for African Language Diversity,
    University of Cape Town)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Linguistics
  • Francis B. Nyamnjoh(Professor, Department of social anthropology,
    University of Cape Town)
    Specialized area: African area studies, Social anthropology