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College of International Relations  /
Department of International Relations

 Junko   TORIYAMA  Associate Professor

■Concurrent affiliation
Graduate School of International Relations
The Kinugasa Research Organization   /
Institute of International Relations and Area Studies
The Kinugasa Research Organization   /
Institute of International Language and Culture Studies
The Kinugasa Research Organization   /
Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
■Graduate school/University/other
03/1998  International Christian University  Liberal Arts  Social Science  Graduated
05/2004  American University in Cairo  Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science  Sociology-Anthropology  Master's course  Completed
03/2014  Ochanomizu University  Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences  Interdisciplinary Gender Studies  Doctoral course second term (Doctoral)  Withdrawal due to exceeding enrollment limit
■Academic degrees
M.A (06/2004 American University in Cairo)   Ph.D (Anthrpology, Gender Studies) (03/2015 Ochanomizu University)  
■Career history
04/01/2014-03/31/2015  Department of West Asia, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo / Project Research Fellow
04/01/2014-03/31/2015  Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies / Junior Fellow
04/01/2015-03/31/2018  Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / Research Fellow (PD)
04/01/2018-  Ritsumeikan University College of International Relations / Associate Professor
■Committee history
05/2016-03/2018  Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)  研究会委員「中東イスラーム諸国における生殖医療と家族」
■Academic society memberships
Japan Association for Middle East Studies  
The Japanese Society for Cultural Anthropology  
International Society for Gender Studies  
■Subject of research
The implication of the female labor participation in Egypt
Production of inequalities and self-fashioning in the international schools in the Middle East
Families in Egypt in the era of reproductive technology
■Research summary
Issues of inequalities in the Middle East: its process of production, reproduction, and (re)presentation

  In the previous research, I have discussed about the happiness and suffering/ pains of women experienced in their everyday lives in urban settings in Egypt and Lebanon. I particularly focused on the struggle of women trying to make balance between the work and family, their attempts to make one selves better, or their practices to create the ideal family sometimes with some help of medical services or local beliefs. I have already talked those in my previous publications, but I intend to continue working on those subjects.
 I have given special importance on analyzing data that are collected through sharing everyday lives in the context of everyday-life circumstances. In order to do that, I have been publishing my articles in literature review and ethnography in two separate forms so that I can write about their life away from the conventional frameworks. In literature review, I have focused on tracing the issues and difficulties researcher faced in discussing women’s lives in the Middle East and means that they deploy to overcome such difficulties. I keep large interest in feminism theory as some works challenges to re-read the various issues from everyday-life women’s logics. In writing ethnography, I have focused on writing about people’s lives through accumulation of everyday life knowledge away from the frameworks proposed in the previous studies. It has been only possible through intense participant observation that I kept conducting since 1998 in Egypt, and annual visits to Lebanon since 2015. Not only that I argue based on the field data, but I argue the topic of people’s interest in the field.
 For instance, school education and reproductive technologies are two well discussed topics for women living in the urban settings of Egypt and Lebanon. In the society where marriage and baring kids are considered two most important tasks for women, having child has enjoyed big attention of women. School education is also a topic talked about much among women in the fields. The Middle East observed a massive arrival of private schooling culture in last two decades. Schools that children go are now considered to be the markers of their social status as well as the means to hold onto the particular social positions. The reasons for forming a discussion from the field data are, I give the biggest importance on writing and discussing people’s lives in their everyday-life context. Only through that, I believe that we can reach people’s happiness and pain in a meaningful ways.
■Research keywords
Gender in the Middle East, Ethnography, School Education, Female labor participation, Study of Interaction, Egypt, Lebanon 
■Research activities   (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)

Books
「12章 ジェンダーから考えるイスラーム ――女性にとっての「良い・悪い」の議論を超えて」『大学生・社会人のためのイスラーム講座』、  小杉泰、黒田賢治、二ツ山達朗編  ナカニシヤ出版  201-219  12/2018  978-4-7795-1331-2
『ムスリム女性に救援は必要か』ライラ・アブー=ルゴド著  共訳:嶺崎寛子  書肆心水  09/2018  978-4-906917-83-9
『不妊治療の時代の中東』、「3章 女性から見たカイロの生殖の一風景―家族をめぐる二つの期待の狭間で―」  村上薫編  IDE-JETRO アジア経済研究所  81-110  03/2018  978-4-258-29049-9
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Papers
書評 クリスチャン・ヨプケ著『ベール論争―リベラリズムの試練』  イギリス女性史研究会  6, 104-106  06/2019
中東ジェンダー研究の挑戦―ジェンダー化されたオリエンタリズムを超えて―  国際ジェンダー学会誌  16, 20-33  02/2019
書評 Kevin Gray, Hassan Bashir, and Stephen Keck編 _Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy_  鳥山純子  ジェンダー研究  21, 179-181  06/2018
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Research presentations
本当はこわい(?)ムスリム女性のスカーフ論争  ライスボールセミナー  05/28/2019
現代カイロで母であることのジレンマ  中東の妊活事情 家族・医療・イスラームの視点から  02/24/2019
Femininity or anti-machoism: revisiting women's roles in nonviolence  国際ワークショップ 「非暴力」という戦略、「非暴力」という未来  11/17/2018
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Other research achievements
理不尽に耐えず抵抗する、イエメンの少女から学ぶ”知”の力  イスラーム映画祭4、トークセッション、神戸元町映画館  04/27/2019-04/27/2019
イエメンだけの問題ではない”児童婚”  イスラーム映画祭4、トークセッション、ユーロスペース  03/16/2019-03/16/2019
海外調査 アジア経済研究所「中東における家族の変容」エジプト調査  エジプト、ギザ県、サンマーン村  08/19/2018-09/09/2018
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Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
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■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Gender
Cultural anthropology
Sociology of education