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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
「コラム9 エジプトのウルフィー婚―個人的経験から見た信仰心のジレンマ」イスラーム・ジェンダー・スタディーズ1 結婚と離婚  森田豊子、小野仁美編集  明石書店  199-204  11/2019  9784750349381
「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
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Papers
現代エジプトにおける高齢者介護―家族のダイナミクスに注目して  鳥山純子  立教大学ジェンダーフォーラム年報  21, 115-130  03/2020
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
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Research presentations
The elderly care in contemporary Cairo and its possible effect on the patriarchal family  Seminaire Dynamique du genre en Afrique  03/12/2020
Encountering with the Middle East for Japanese ethnographers: A thought around "politeness"  Enquetes ethnographiques au Japon, retours et discussions autour d'experiences recentes  03/05/2020
Searching for performative analysis of interactions/ social positions in the Middle East: The newest challenge of writing ethnography on the Middle East in Japan  Seminaire Parcours anthropologiques dans le monde arabe (ethnographie, literature, arts, archeologie, orientalisme)  02/27/2020
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Other research achievements
Column #10 中東北アフリカにおける児童婚が考えさせるもの  Islamic Film Festival Archive 2015-2020 50FILMS  03/14/2020-03/14/2020
ムスリムの日常、あるいはイスラームのある日常ーあるエジプトの家族の話ー  日本中東学会第25回公開講演会「素顔の中東・イスラーム」 於山口市民会館  11/17/2019-11/17/2019
外からの中東、中からの中東:中東ジェンダー学のススメ  新時代の中東・イスラーム研究を拓く 於立命館大学 衣笠キャンパス以学館2号ホール  11/04/2019-11/2019
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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