CV

Curriculum Vitae

 5th August 2016

Name: Akio TANABE

Date of birth: 6th April 1964

Citizenship: Japanese

Sex: Male

Marital status: Married with Yumiko Tokita-Tanabe

Present position: Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo

 

Office:    

Dept. of Cultural Anthropology,

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

The University of Tokyo

3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku,

Tokyo, 153-8902, Japan.

 

Education:

1981-1983 United World College of the Atlantic (received International Baccalaureate diploma)

1988 Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Tokyo

1990 Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Anthropology from University of Tokyo

1990-1993 Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology from University of Tokyo

2006 Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from University of Tokyo

 

Professional Experience:

November 1993 – March 1998, Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

April 1998 – September 2004, Associate Professor at the Department of South and West Asian Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University

Oct 2004 – March 2009, Associate Professor at Institute for Research in Humanities, and Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University

April 2009 – March 2016, Professor at the Department of Sustainable Humanosphere and South Asian Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University

April 2010 – March 2016, Director, the Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University

April 2016 – present, Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

 

Awards


1. “Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research” from Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in 2010.

 

2. “Award for Promotion of Studies on Developing Countries” from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization in 2011.

 

3. “Daido Life Foundation Encouragement Award for Area Studies" from Daido Life Foundation in 2012.