Faculty

Director

Ayami Nakatani
Ph.D. (Social Anthropology), University of Oxford
Research Fields Anthropology of work with gender perspective, Reconciliation of work and family, Traditional textiles and fashion
Email
nakatani*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)

Core Faculty

Eiko Ushida
Ph.D. (Second Language Acquisition), Carnegie Mellon University
Research Fields Second Language Acquisition, Japanese Language Education, Teacher Professional Development, and Technology-Enhanced Education
Email
eikoglobal*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Md Azhar Uddin
Ph.D. (Chemistry), Tokyo Institute of Technology
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Catalysis; Adsorption; Energy Conversion and Biomass Utilization
Email
alazhar*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Jian Tang
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields laser spectroscopy for transient molecular species related to astrophysical chemistry, atmospheric physical chemistry, and combustion phenomena.
Email
jtang*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Michinobu Mino
Ph.D. (Physics), Okayama University
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Solid State Physics, Nonlinear Phenomena in Magnetic Materials
Email
mino*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Kenji Inagaki
Ph.D. (Agricultural Chemistry), Kyoto University
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Agricultural Chemistry,Applied Microbiology, Biochemistry, Vitaminology, Biotechnology
Email
kinagaki*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Keiji Sakamoto
Ph.D. (Forestry), Kyoto University
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Forest Ecology,Tree Population Dynamics, and Ecological Forest Conservation
Email
skmtelm*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Noboru Saito
Ph.D. (Animal Science), Nagoya University
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Animal Physiology, Avian Physiology, Endocrinology
Email
nsaito*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Yoshihiko Hirai
Ph.D. (Agriculture) , Okayama University
Cluster Transdisciplinary Sciences for Global Sustainability
Research Fields Crop Science, Crop physiology, Plant tolerance to environmental stress
Email
yhirai*okayama-u.ac.jp (change * to @)
Haeng-ja Chung
Ph.D. (Sociocultural Anthropology), UCLA
Cluster Cultural Diversity and Communities
Research Fields Intersectionality of Ethnicity, Gender, and Class; Citizenship; Person-Centered Ethnography; Diaspora; and Action Research
Email
hchung*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Haruna Miyagawa
Ph.D. (Sociology), Arizona State University
Cluster Cultural Diversity and Communities
Research Fields Migration and Integration; Family and Life Course; Social Networks; Gender
Email
hmiyagawa*okayama-u.ac.j(change * to @)
Tak Uesugi
Ph.D. (Anthropology), McGill University
Cluster Cultural Diversity and Communities
Research Fields medical anthropology, science and technology studies, environmental anthropology, anthropology of military and the environment, geothermal energy, toxic disaster, Vietnam War
Email
takuesugi*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Kimiko Osawa
Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cluster Cultural Diversity and Communitie
Research Fields Comparative Politics, Japanese Politics, Gender and Politics, Democracy and Political Representation, Political Activism
Email
Osawadiscovery*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Ken Aoo
Ph.D. (Social Science), University of Tsukuba
Cluster Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Research Fields Theory and practice of social innovation, community development, SDGs and well-being, International development, International relations
Email
aoo*okayama-u.ac.jp (change * to @)
Yuanyuan Gong
Ph.D. (Management), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Cluster Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Research Fields Employee turnover, Emotions, Voice Behavior, Leadership
Email
yygong*okayama-u.ac.jp(change * to @)
Takayuki Yoshioka
Ph.D. (Philanthropic Studies), Indiana University
Cluster Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Research Fields Nonprofit representation and accountability, nonprofit advocacy, nonprofit coproduction of public service deliver
Email
taka_yoshioka*okayama-u.ac.jp (change * to @)