A workshop organized by Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture
Project Unit “3/11 as Crisis and Opportunity

Teaching 3.11:
Issues, Materials, Pedagogy and Research

June 29, 2012 (Friday)
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus Library Building, level 9, room 921

Bios of workshop participants 2 (Go to bios page 1)

(in alphabetical order)

Elizabeth Maly
Elizabeth Maly graduated from the University of Washington-Seattle with a Masters in Architecture. Her master’s thesis was about affordable housing recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, and since then she has been studying post-disaster housing recovery and international comparisons between Japan, China, and Indonesia, and the United States. Her specific research interests are community-based housing recovery, academic collaboration and support, and people-centered housing recovery--including policy, process and housing form--that supports successful life recovery. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture from Kobe University, and is a researcher at the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe, Japan. (www.dri.ne.jp)

Dai Nomiya
Dai Nomiya is the Dean of the Graduate School of Global Studies, Sophia University. His research focuses on global civil society, comparative sociology, and social movements. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Japan Consortium for Sociological Societies as well as the RC 47, International Sociological Association. He is also the Committee Chair of the Sociological Consortium Committee. Publications include Towards the Knowledge of Society: Theory and Method in Modern Sociology (in Japanese, editor), Social Movements and Culture (in Japanese, editor), and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (in Japanese, editor).

Lisa Onaga (http://teach311.wordpress.com/about/)
Lisa Onaga is a founder of Teach 3.11, a collaborative online educational resource that helps teachers, students, and scholars locate and share collective wisdom about the triple disasters in Japan vis-a-vis the history of science and technology in Asia. Lisa is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia and the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. From fall 2012, she will serve as an assistant professor in the history department at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She holds a Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University and a Sc.B. in biology from Brown University. Her research on the history of biology in Japan chronicles the rationalization of silkworm husbandry and its relationship to genetic experimentation. Portions of her doctoral work were also carried out in the Tohoku region while based in the workgroup of Miwao Matsumoto at the University of Tokyo. She serves on the steering committee of the Forum for the History of Science in Asia. She was previously a science writer, and conducted media relations work with Burness Communications and for the journal Science. Lisa also survived the Kobe ’95 earthquake.

Robert Pekkanen
Robert Pekkanen is Associate Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Harvard University awarded him a Ph.D. in political science in 2002. He has published articles on Japanese politics in such journals as The American Political Science Review, The British Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies among others. His first book, Japan's Dual Civil Society: Members without Advocates (Stanford, 2006) won the Ohira Prize in 2008 and an award from the Japanese Nonprofit Research Association (JANPORA) in 2007. The Japan Times also featured it as one of the "Best Asia Books" of 2006. A Japanese translation appeared in 2008. With lead editor Benjamin L. Read, he edited a volume on local organizations published by Routledge in 2009. His third book, Neighborhood Associations and Governance in Japan, appeared the same year (co-authored in Japanese with Yutaka Tsujinaka and Hidehiro Yamamoto). Pekkanen's fourth book departs from the theme of civil society and associational life to examine party organization and theories of institutional change and origin through the case of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party. The Rise and Fall of Japan's LDP: Political Parties Organizations as Historical Institutions published by Cornell University Press in 2010, co-authored with Ellis S. Krauss. Pekkanen is currently co-PI on a major research projected funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate parties' nomination strategies and legislative organization in eight countries.

David H. Slater
David H. Slater is an associate professor of cultural anthropology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Program of Japanese Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo. He is the co-editor with Hiroshi Ishida of Social Class in Contemporary Japan: Structures, Socialization and Strategies, Routledge in 2009. On 3.11 issues, he was the Guest Editor for Cultural Anthropology of HOT SPOTS: 3.11 Politics in Disaster Japan (http://www.culanth.org/?q=node/409) and co-author with Keiko Nishimura and Love Kindstrand of “Social Media, Information and Political Activism in Japan’s 3.11 Crisis” on Japan Focus (http://www.japanfocus.org/-Nishimura-Keiko/3762).

Satsuki Takahashi
Satsuki Takahashi received her PhD in Anthropology from Rutgers University in 2010. She served as a research fellow at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo (2008-2011) and a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University (2011-2012). Based on her dissertation and NSF RAPID-funded follow-up research, she is currently preparing a book manuscript on "unending modernization," human-ocean relations, and discourses of survival in pre- and post-3/11 Japan. In fall 2013, she will be an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University.

Tao Yoichi
Tao Yoichi is the Director of the NPO ‘Resurrection of Fukushima’ (Fukushima saisei no kai), as well as a researcher at Kogkuin University and advisor to Secom Co. Ltd. He has acted of the CEO of the think-tank Laboratory for Innovators of Quality Life (社生活構造研究所), and also been a Senior Producer for exhibitions for the Yokohama Children’s Science Center (横浜子ども科学館). Since then he has also acted as Chief Editor of RAM computer magazine, and has been working with Secom Co. Ltd since 1985. His publications include ‘sekai no kagakukan ha ima’ (世界の科学館は今), ‘bideo tekkusu e no shoutai’ (ビデオテックスへの招待), ‘suuchikeisan hougairon’ (数値計算法概論) and ‘pi no rekishi’ (πの歴史). He is also the Head of the Executive Committee for ‘Global Voices from Japan’. Information about his projects can be found at the following webpages:

ふくしま再生の会のホームページ (Ressurection of Fukushima)
各国人組織Global Voices from Japanのホームページ
私個人のブログ 「愚者の声」

Sharon Traweek
Sharon Traweek is an associate professor in the History Department at UCLA, and has also been on the faculty of the Anthropology Department at Rice University and the Program in Anthropology & Archeology and to the Program in Science, Technology, & Society at MIT. She has held visiting faculty positions at the Mt Holyoke Five College Women's Studies Research Center, the Anthropology Department at the University of California at San Diego, and the Program in Values, Technology, Science, and Society at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 from the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her first book is Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists (Harvard University Press, 1988, paperback 1992). Her next book, which is on Japanese big science, and a third on crafting cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine are both nearly completed; and she has also published 25 articles in books and journals of anthropology, Asian studies, communications, cultural studies, history, and women's studies.

Shinji Yamashita
Shinji Yamashita is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Human Security Program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo and a former president of the Japanese Society of Ethnology (currently Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology). He is also the president of Human Security Forum, a NPO (Non-Profit Organization) established in 2011. His research has centered on the cultural dynamics in processes of globalization with a special focus on international tourism and transnational migration. His regional concern is with East and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and Japan. His books include Globalization in Southeast Asia: Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives (co-ed. with J.S. Eades, 2003), Bali and Beyond: Explorations in the Anthropology of Tourism (translated by J.S. Eades, 2003), The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia (co-ed. with Joseph Bosco and Jerry S. Eades, 2004), Transnational Migration in East Asia: Japan in a Comparative Focus (co-ed. with Makito Minami, David W. Haines and Jerry S. Eades, 2008), and Kanko Jinruigaku no Chosen: “Atarashii Chikyu” no Ikikata [The Challenges of the Anthropology of Tourism: Transnational Lives on the “New Globe”] (2009).