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Professor Junji Koizumi

Secretary-General, IUAES
Former Trustee and Vice President
Osaka University
Japan




Résumé
Junji Koizumi
JUNJI KOIZUMI
Born 1948, Tokyo, Japan

Titles:
Secretary-General, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
Auditor, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU)
Former Trustee and Vice President, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University
Former Chair, World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)
Former President, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)

Degrees:
PhD (anthropology) 1981, Stanford University; MA (anthropology) 1977, Stanford University; MA (sociology) 1975, University of Tokyo; BA (Liberal Arts) 1973, University of Tokyo

Positions Held:
Auditor, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU)* (2016-Present); Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI), Osaka University (2013-2016); Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) (2013-15); Trustee and Vice President, Osaka University (2007-11); Director General, the University Library, Osaka University (2007-11); Director, International College, Osaka University (2010-11); Chief Information Officer (CIO), Osaka University (2007-10); Invited Professor (2013-2016), Adjunct Professor (2007-13), Founding Director (2007), Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University; Advisor to the President, Osaka University (2006-07); Dean, School of Human Sciences, Osaka University (2004-06); Professor, School of Human Sciences (1996-2013); Associate Professor, Osaka University (1990-96); Associate Professor, Niigata University (1987-90); Lecturer and Associate Professor, Aichi Kenritsu University (1982-87); Izaak Walton Killam Post-Doctoral Scholar and Sessional Lecturer, University of Alberta (1981-82)
* NIHU comprises National Museum of Ethnology (Osaka), International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto), National Museum of Japanese History (Chiba), National Institute of Japanese Literature (Tokyo), and National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (Tokyo).

Invitation: Ralph E. and Doris M. Hansmann Member, School of Social Science, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1996-97)

Professional Service & Leadership Experiences  
For the Government: Member, Science Council of Japan (SCJ) (2006-Present); Member, Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation, the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE) (2014-Present); Member, Selection Committee for the Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2015-Present); Member and Chair of the Human Sciences, Selection Committee for JSPS Fellows, JSPS (2013-15); Member, the Central Education Council (Division of Graduate Education), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (2009-13); Chair, Committee for the Grants-in-aid for scientific research -- field studies in the humanities and social sciences, MEXT/JSPS (2005-06); Associate Member, Committee for the Promotion of Advanced Research in Private Universities, MEXT (2004-07); Advisory Board, Committee for International Cooperation for Central American and Caribbean Region, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (2002-06); Associate Member, Selection Committee for the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, MEXT/JSPS (2000-02); Associate Member, Selection Committee for the Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (1999-2001)

For Local Government:
Expert advisor, Governing council of the Expo’ 70 Commemorative Park, Osaka (2014-15)

For International Organizations: Secretary-General, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) (2009-Present); Chair (2008-09), Facilitator (2005-2008), World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA); National Delegate of Japan, IUAES (1998-2009)

For International Conferences: Secretary General and Vice President, FIEALC 2003 OSAKA - Federación Internacional de Estudios sobre América Latina y el Caribe, XI Congreso, Osaka, Japan (2003); Member, Organization Committee, IUAES 2002 Tokyo (2002 Inter-Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences), Tokyo, Japan (2002)

For Professional Associations: President, Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) (2012-14); Board of Directors, (1992-94, 1996-98, 2002-06), Chair of Committee for International Relations (2003-06), JASCA; Board of Directors, Japanese Association of Latin American Studies (JALAS) (2003-06)

For National Institutions: Chair, Evaluation Board (2010-16), Member, Executive Board (2000-10), National Museum of Ethnology; Visiting Professor, National Institute of Informatics (2009-2012); Advisory Board, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2007-10); Evaluation Board, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University (2007); Evaluation Board, Humanistic, Social and Educational Sciences, Niigata University (2006)

For Other Institutions:Member, Research Planning Board (2015-Present), Vice Director (2013-15), International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS); Director – Institute of Social Research (2013-Present), Distinguished Advisor (2011-13), Institute of Nuclear Safety System, Inc. (INSS); Board, Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (2011-Present); Board, Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) (2007-13); Selection Board, Nomura Foundation (2006-13)

For Projects: Leader, Global COE Program A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Osaka University (2007-12); Leader, Cooperation Program for Asian Human Resources Development, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Osaka University (2008-11); Leader, Anthropological Study of Productivity of Borders and Transnationality, Research Project by the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, MEXT (2006-09); Sub-leader, The 21st Century COE Program Interface Studies in the Humanities, MEXT, Osaka University (2002-07); Leader, Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim, Research Project by the Grants-in-aid for scientific research, MEXT (1997-2000)

For Academic Journals: Board of Editors, American Anthropologist (2008-12),Collaborative Anthropologies (2007-Present), Annals of Latin American Studies(Japanese/English/Spanish) (2002-04), Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology (1993-98), Minzokugaku Kenkyu: Japanese Journal of Ethnology (Japanese) (1992-94), Canadian Journal of Anthropology (1982-86)

Specialization: interpretive approach, Latin American Studies, globalization, transnationality, social and economic transformation, conflict studies, international cooperation, ethnography of Central America; field research mainly in Central America.

Membership: Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA, formerly Japanese Society of Ethnology); American Anthropological Association (AAA); The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI); Japanese Association of Latin American Studies (JALAS); Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Selected Publications: “Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA)”, in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology (H. Callan, ed), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (submitted); “Notes on the Globalization of Japanese Anthropology” (The 2nd JASCA International Symposium: The Internationalization of Japanese Cultural Anthropology and the Attempt to Strengthen the Overseas Dissemination of Information), Japanese Review of Cultural anthropology (JRCA) 16, pp. 105-112, 2016; “Introduction: Special Issue, Anthropology of Japan in Korea and Anthropology of Korea in Japan” (with Okpyo Moon), Japanese Review of Cultural anthropology (JRCA) 16, pp. 149-155, 2016; “Fiftieth Anniversary Conference of Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (IUAES 2014 with JASCA) and World Anthropologies” (Japanese). Bunkajinruigaku: Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 79(4), pp. 460-66, 2015; “Fifty Years of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology” (Japanese), Gakushikai Kaiho No. 906, pp. 45-50, 2014; “Afterword: Art and Anthropology” (Japanese/English), in The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection (National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 264-269, 2014); Book Series: Conflict Studies in the Humanities, 4 vols. (Koizumi, Junji and Eisei Kurimoto, gen. eds.), Osaka University Press, 2012; Migration and Identities: Conflict and the New Horizon (ed. with Mayumi Kudo. Conflict Studies in the Humanities, Special Issue, 2011); “Introduction: Toward Conflict Studies in the Humanities” (Japanese), Conflict no jinbungaku (Conflict Studies in the Humanities) vol. 1, pp. 1-13, 2009; “Development Strategy and Human Security” (Japanese, with Masahisa Fujita), Gakujutsu no Doko (Trends in Academic Studies), Feb 2008, pp. 55-60, 2008; Becoming a Practical Researcher: Realities in the Human Sciences (Japanese, ed. with Kokichi Shimizu), Yuhikaku, 2007; Transnationality Studies (Japanese, ed. with Eisei Kurimoto), Report of the 21st Century COE Program, Osaka University, 2007; Etnicidad y Estado nacional en Huehuetenango, Guatemala: el resultado de las elecciones y el problema del nacionalismo comunal (Spanish), El mundo maya: miradas japonesas (Ochiai, Kazuyasu, ed.) UACSHUM - Unidad Academica de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Mexico, pp.157-77, 2006; “Pluralizing Anthropology,” Anthropology News 46(7), p.9, 2005; “The Foundation of the World Council of Anthropological Associations: Towards International Cooperation in Anthropology and Ethnology” (Japanese), Bunkajinruigaku: Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 69(4), pp.607-12, 2005; Transnationality Studies: Productivity of Borders (Japanese), (ed. with Eisei Kurimoto, Report of the 21st Century COE Program, Osaka University, 2004); Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim: Anthropological Studies (Koizumi, Junji, ed.), Osaka University Press, 2003; “Economic Change and Cultural Constancy: Migrant Labor, Coffee Production and Communal Identity in Huehuetenango, Guatemala,” in Dynamics of Cultures and Systems in the Pacific Rim: Anthropological Studies, pp. 243-72, 2003; Interpretive Anthropology and Anti Anti-Relativism, Collection of essays by Clifford Geertz (Japanese) (Koizumi, Junji, trans. ed.), Misuzu Shobo, 2002; “What Has Been Being Said: Anti Anti-Relativism and Reductionism” (Japanese), in Kaishaku Jinruigaku to Han Han Sotaishugi (Interpretive Anthropology and Anti Anti-Relativism), pp.196-225, 2002; “Interpretation of Cultures: On the Notion of 'Agreement'” (Japanese), Bunkajinruigaku (Cultural Anthropology) vol.13, pp.175-203, Iwanami-shoten, 1998; “Costume and Politics of the Modern Maya: A Case of Guatemala” (Japanese), Ningen Kagakubu Kiyo (Bulletin of the School of Human Sciences),vol. 22, pp.319-40, 1996; “Analyzing Borders: A Case from Guatemala” (Japanese), in Minzoku no deau katachi (Various Forms of Encounters of Nations), (Kuroda, Etsuko, ed.) pp. 61-82, Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994; “Ritual and Hermeneutics: On Reducing Symbolic Forms to Commonsensical Meanings” (Japanese), in Girei: bunka to keishikiteki kodo (Rites: Culture and Formalized behavior) (Aoki, Tamotsu, and Etsuko Kuroda, eds.) pp. 94-116, Tokyo Daigaku Shuppankai, 1988)

Papers read (English papers only, last 7 years):
“Social sciences and humanities faculties to close in Japan?” Social and Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology as/and Science: Addressing Contemporary Instrumentalist Threats to the Humanities, IUAES Inter-Congress 2016 Dubrovnik, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Croatia, May 4-9, 2016; “JASCA and World Anthropologies”, RAM XI (XI Reunión de Antropología del MERCOSUR), La Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2, 2015; “The IUAES, WCAA and JASCA in the Movement for World Anthropologies”, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florian­ópolis, Brazil, November 25, 2015; “Nationalism, Primordial Sentiments and Governance”, Anthropology of Public Policy and Governance, IUAES Inter-Congress 2015 Bangkok, Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, Thailand, July 16, 2015; “Current World Anthropology and Social Development of Local People”, 5th Advanced Training Seminar for Chinese Young Anthropologists and Ethnologists, Dali University, Dali City, Yun’nan Province, China, June 27, 2015; “Current World Anthropologies, Globalization and Cultural Diversity”, Puer University, Yun’nan Province, China, November 19, 2014;  “State-Nationalism, Ethno-Nationalism and Communo- Nationalism: Governance and the Sphere of Primordial Sentiments”, Social Science Forum of China (2014): Social Governance for Ethnicity or Aboriginal Area, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, Yun’nan Province, China, November 15-17, 2014; “World Anthropology, World Anthropologies, WCAA and IUAES”, 2014 TSAE/WCAA Joint Meeting: Contemporary Human Conditions and anthropologies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, October 4, 2014; “Current World Anthropologies, Globalization and the Problem of Local Development”, 4th advanced seminar on Anthropology and Ethnology for Chinese Young Scholars, Hubei University for Nationalities, En’shi City, Hubei Province, China, July 11, 2014; “Ten Years of the WCAA: Where are we now?” The past and future of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 with JASCA, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, May 15-18, 2014; “Chronological Folk-Urban Continuum: The Process of Micro Urbanization in northwestern Guatemala”, Urban Futures, IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 with JASCA, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, May 15-18, 2014; “Assessing Globalization: Some Notes”, Evaluando la Globalización: Un Taller sobre Logros y Temas Estrastégicos Futuros, Casa Chata, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Ciudad de México, February 21, 2014; “Spatial Immobility and Structural Immobility: Circular Migration and its Outcomes in Northwestern Guatemala”, Displacements and Immobilities: Global Perspectives on Capitalism - A World Council of Anthropological Associations Biennial Theme Symposium, Part 1, Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Conference 2013, University of Victoria, Canada, May 7-11, 2013; “Globalization and the Challenge of Anthropologies”, invited lecture, Anthropology Lecture Series, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, National University of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, Mongolia, September 4, 2012; “Conflict Studies in the Humanities”, Globalisation and Conflict: Entanglement between Local and Cosmopolitan Orientations, IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ Conference 2011, Knowledge and Value in a Globalising World: Disentangling Dichotomies, Querying Unities, the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, July 5-8, 2011; “Conflict Studies in the Humanities”, keynote lecture at Globalization and Conflict: Entanglement between Local and Cosmopolitan Orientations, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, September 28-30, 2010; “Globalization, Appropriation and Conflict”, plenary keynote lecture at Cultural Appropriation: Assimilation - Adaptation - Camouflage, German Anthropological Association (GAA-DGV) Conference 2009 (Tagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Vorkerkunde e.V.), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, September 30 - October 3, 2009; “Linking Anthropologies and Beyond”, Opportunities and Challenges for International Cooperation and Participation in Anthropology: Toward an Agenda for World Anthropology, 16th World Congress of IUAES - International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Kunming, China, July 27-31, 2009; “The Uses of ‘Development’ in Japan’s Foreign Policy and the Role of Universities”, International Conference Reframing Development: Post-Development, Globalization, and the Human Condition, Osaka University, Japan, April 8-10, 2009.