AOYAMA, WAka, Professor

Reseach Topics

 

Research Theme : Religion and Economy in Insular Southeast Asia


AOYAMA Waka is Associate Professor, specialising in Southeast Asian Studies, especially Philippines Studies. Born in Sapporo and raised in Fujisawa, Japan, she received her B.A. and M.A. in Commerce from Keio University of Japan. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo of Japan in 2002. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on the adaptive process of indigenous peoples in the urban market economy. Her first book, “An Ethnography of Poverty: Socio-economic Life of Five Sama Families in Davao City, Philippines” was published in 2006 by the University of Tokyo Press and earned academic awards. Her current interests include economy and religion in Insular Southeast Asia, and she is presently at work on a case study of the Sama-Bajau conversion to Pentecostal Christianity in the Southern Philippines.

Biography

1991.3
BA in Commerce, Keio University
1994.3
MA in Commerce, Keio University
1997-1999
Visiting Scholar, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University
2001.4
Research Associate, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
2002.10
Ph.D. in Economics, The University of Tokyo
2004.4
Assistant Professor, Wayo Women's College
2007.4
Associate Professor, Nihon University
2009.10
Assciate Professor Hokkaido University
2013-2014
Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
2014.4
Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo
2017.4
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Teaching

Research Achivements

    Articles and Book Chapters

  • Aoyama, Waka. "Living a New Life as 'Christian Bajau'?"Harvard-Yenching Institute Working Paper Series 2017.4. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Living in the City as Sama Bajau: The Case of Papa Melcito’s Family."Harvard-Yenching Working Paper Series 2016.5. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Living in the City as the Sama-Bajau: A Case Study of Bilaiya’s Family."Harvard-Yenching Institute Working Paper Series 2016.3. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Creating Living Space against Social Exclusions: The Experience of the Sama-Bajau migrants in Davao City, Philippines."Harvard-Yenching Institute Working Paper Series 2016.1. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "To Become “Christian Bajau”: The Sama Dilaut’s Conversion to Pentecostal Christianity in Davao City, Philippines."Harvard-Yenching Institute Working Paper Series 2014.12. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Living in the City as the Sama-Bajau: A Case Study of Guwapo’s Family."Hakusan jinruigaku (Hakusan Journal of Anthropology) 17 2014.3: 31-58.
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Social Inequality among Sama-Bajau Migrants in Urban Settlements : A Case from Davao City."Hakusan jinruigaku (Hakusan Journal of Anthropology), no. 15 2012.3: 7-44. [Link]
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Neighbors to the “Poor” Bajau: An Oral Story of a Woman of the Cebuano Speaking Group in Davao City, the Philippines."Hakusan jinruigaku (Hakusan Journal of Anthropology) 13 2010.3: 3-33.
  • Conference Proceedings

  • Aoyama, Waka. "On Personal Names: How Can We Respond to People Who Are Stigmatized?" Presented at the Harvard-U Tokyo Conference, 2017.
  • Aoyama, Waka. "To Become 'Christian Bajau": The Sama Dilaut's Conversion to Pentecostal Christianity in Davao City, Philippines." Presented at the 10th ICOPHIL Conference, Similan University, Philippines, July 2016.
  • Aoyama, Waka. "Creating Living Space against Social Exclusions: The Experience of the Sama-Bajau in the Urban Philippines." Presented at the SEASIA Conference, Kyoto International Conference Center, December 2015.
  • Aoyama, Waka. "What Do Disasters Reveal about the Society?: A Case Study of the Fire That Hit the Sama-Bajau Community in Davao City." Presented at the PSA (Philippine Studies Association), The National Museum of the Philippines, November 2014.

Award

 

  • 2001. Okinaga Prize (for the entire series of Readings on Labour Issues in Japan, Japan Institute of Labour)
  • 2003.10 The 2nd Iue Memorial Asia Pacific Research Prize (for Ph.D. thesis)
  • 2007.7 The 23rd Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize (for An Ethnography of Poverty: Socioeconomic Life of Five Sama Families in Davao City, Philippines, published from the University of Tokyo Press, 2006)
  • 2007.11 Japan Society for International Development Book Award (ditto)
  • 2008.3 Nihon University College of Bioresource Sciences Dean’s Award (in recognition of the receipt of the two awards noted above)
  • 2012.2 The 8th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize (in recognition of and support for excellent young researchers under 45 years of age)
  • 2012.3: Hokkaido University Teaching Excellence Award (for an English course offered during spring semester 2011)
  • 2013.3: Hokkaido University President Award for Education (for an English course offered during spring semester 2012)
  • 2014.3: Hokkaido University President Award for Education (for an English course offered during spring semester 2013)
  • 2014.3: Hokkaido University Grand Excellent Teacher

Contact

*add @ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp。

E-Mail :waka