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Eisei Kurimoto

Eisei Kurimoto


GLOCOL O.B.
2007.08-2011.08 Director, GLOCOL

last modified: November 01, 2011

Education

  • B.A., University of Kyoto, 1980
  • M.A., University of Kyoto, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Kyoto, 1985

Academic Professional Experiences

  • 1987-1992
    Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,
  • 1992-1993
    Research Fellow, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • 1993-2000
    Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • 2000-2003
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • 2001-2003
    Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • 2003-present
    Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • 2003-2005
    Visiting Professor, Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
  • 2007-2011
    Director, Osaka University Global Collaboration Center
  • 2011-present
    Jointly Appointed Professor, Osaka University Global Collaboration Center

Academic Affiliations with Institutions in Africa

  • 1978-1979, 1982-1986
    Research Associate, College of Social Sciences, University of Juba
  • 1985
    Part-time Lecturer, College of Social Sciences, University of Juba
  • 1988-1999
    Visiting Scholar, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University
  • 2002, 2004
    Visiting Scholar, Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum
  • 1998-present
    Member of the Board, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), Cape Town

Field of Research

  • Social Anthropology, African Ethnography

Research Interests

  • Since 1978 I have conducted anthropological fieldwork among two Nilotic speaking ethnic groups, namely the Pari and Anywaa (Anuak), in South Sudan and western Ethiopia. I have spent about six years in North East Africa, mostly in Sudan and Ethiopia, but also in Kenya and Uganda. In recent years my major interests are: civil war, ethnic conflict and inter-ethnic relations, refugee and IDP issues, state and society. Between 2000 and 2004 I worked as leader of a research project on forced migration in North East Africa and Great Lakes region, and since 2005 I have been working as leader of a research project on post-war reconstruction and peace-building in the Sudan.

Keywords

  • Civil War, Ethnic Conflict,Inter-Ethnic Relations, Refugee and IDP Issues, State and Society

Membership of Professional Associations

  • Japan Association for African Studies, Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

Major Publications

  • 2009 ‘Changing Identifications among the Pari Refugees in Kakuma’, Changing Identifications and Alliances in North-East Africa, Volume II: Sudan, Uganda and the Ethiopia-Sudan Borderlands, Gunther Schlee & Elizabeth E. Watson (eds.), Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp.219-233.
  • 2005 ’Resurgence in the Midst of Predicaments: Studies on North East Africa by Japanese Anthropologists, 1996-2005’. Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology 5: 69-103.
  • 2005 ‘Multidimensional Impact of Refugees and Settlers in the Gambela Region, Western Ethiopia’, In Ohta, I. and Yntiso D. Gebre (eds), Displacement Risks in Africa: Refugees, Resettlers and Their Host Population. Kyoto: Kyoto University Press. Pp. 338-358.
  • 2004 “Post-Conflict Peace-Building in Africa: The Expected and Unfilled Role of Area Studies.” In Masako Ishii and Jacqueline A. Siapno (eds), Between Knowledge and Commitment: Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Reconstruction in Regional Clntexts, JCAS Symposium Series 21. Osaka: JCAS, National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 21-30.
  • 2002 Wendy James, Donald L. Donham, Eisei Kurimoto and Alessandro Triulzi (eds), Remapping Ethiopia (edited with). Oxford: James Currey, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Press, Athens: Ohio University press.
  • 2002 ‘Fear & Anger: Female Versus Male Narratives among the Anywaa’. In James, W., D. Donham, E. Kurimoto and A. Triulzi (eds), Remapping Ethiopia, Oxford: James Currey, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Press, Athens: Ohio University Press, pp. 219-238.
  • 2001 Kurimoto Eisei (ed.), Rewriting Africa: Toward a Renaissance or Collapse? Osaka: The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
  • 2001 ‘Introduction, Rewriting Africa: Toward Renaissance or Collapse?’. In Kurimoto Eisei (ed.), Rewriting Africa: Toward a Renaissance or Collapse? Osaka: The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology. Pp. 1-9.
  • 2001 ‘Capturing Modernity among the Anywaa of Western Ethiopia’. In Kurimoto Eisei (ed.), Rewriting Africa: Toward a Renaissance or Collapse? Osaka: The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology. Pp. 263-280.
  • 2000 ‘Nation-State, Empire, and Army: the Case of Meiji Japan’ In Umesao, Tadao, T. Fujitani and Eisei Kurimoto (eds), Japanese Civilization in the Modern World XVI: Nation-State and Empire, Senri Ethnological Studies no.51. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. Pp. 95-110.
  • 2000 Umesao Tadao, Kurimoto Eisei and Takashi Fujitani (eds), Japanese Civilization in the Modern World XVI: Nation-State and Empire. Senri Ethnological Studies 51 Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
  • 1998 Eisei Kurimoto and Simon Simonse (eds), Conflict, Age and Power in North East Africa: Age Systems in Transition. Oxford: James Currey
  • 1998 Simonse, Simon & Eisei Kurimoto, ‘Introduction’, Kurimoto, Eisei & Simon Simonse (eds), Conflict, Age & Power in North East Africa: Age Sustem in Transition. Oxford: James Currey, Nairobi: E. A. E. P., Kampala: Fountain Publishers, Athens: Ohio University Press. Pp. 1-28.
  • 1998 ‘Resonance of Age Systems in Southeastern Sudan’. In Kurimoto, Eisei & Simon Simonse (eds), Conflict, Age & Power in North East Africa: Age Sustem in Transition. Oxford: James Currey, Nairobi: E. A. E. P., Kampala: Fountain Publishers, Athens: Ohio University Press. Pp. 29-50.
  • 1997 ‘Poloticisation of Ethnicity in Gambella’, Fukui, Katsuyoshi, Eisei Kurimoto & Masayoshi Shigeta (eds), Ethiopia in Broader Perspective: Papers of the XIIIth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, vol.2, Kyoto: Shokado Book Sellers, pp. 798-815.
  • 1997 Katsuyoshi Fukui, Eisei Kurimoto and Masayoshi Shigeta (eds), Ethiopia in Broader Perspective: Papers of theXIIIth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, 3 vols. Kyoto: Shokado Book Sellers.
  • 1996  Shun Sato and Eisei Kurimoto (eds), Essays in Northeast African Studies. Senri Ethnological Studies 43. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
  • 1996 ‘People of the River: Subsistence Economy of the Anywaa (Anyak) of Western Ethiopia’, Sato, Shun & Eisei Kurimoto (eds), Essays in Northeast African Studies, Senri Ethnological Studies no.43. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp.29-57.
  • 1996 ‘New Year Hunting Ritual of the Pari: Elements of Hunting Culture among the Nilotes’, Nilo-Ethiopian Studies, nos 3-4, pp.25-38.

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