AOYAMA, WAka, Professor

Reseach Topics

 

Research Theme : Religion and Economy in Insular Southeast Asia


Waka Aoyama is a Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo, Japan. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tokyo, and is the author of An Ethnography of Poverty: Socioeconomic Life of Five Sama Families in Davao City, Philippines. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press (2006, written in Japanese). The book earned academic awards including the 8th apan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize. Her research interest is in understanding the interactions of institutions and agency in the adaptive process of cultural minorities to the globalized market society. She has been making multiple visits to Sama-Bajau communities in Davao (Mindanao, Philippines) since 1997 as well as to an Ainu community in Biratori (Hokkaido, Japan) since 2009.

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 in the City as Sama Bajau: The Case of Magsahaya’s Family."Harvard-Yenching Working Paper Series 2018.3. [Link]
  • 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. "To Become “Christian Bajau”: The Sama Dilaut’s Conversion to Pentecostal Christianity in Davao City, Philippines, 1997-2005 (Religionization at Margins in Insular Southeast Asia: Introducing Recent Southeast Asian Studies in Japan)." Presented at the Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, March 20 2018.
  • 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