JSAS Annual Conference 2022
Kojo Opoku Aidoo
Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS), & Senior Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
Professor, University of Mumbai, & Director, Center for African Studies.
Yoichi Mine: Professor - Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
Keynote 2: Special TICAD 8 Panel
Professor & Director - African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS)
Professor - Toyo Eiwa University
Professor - Nagoya University
Professor - Ritsumeikan University
Makino Kumiko: Institute of Developing Economics (IDE-JETRO)
Call for Papers
The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) will hold its annual academic conference on July 9th 2022. The 2022 JSAS conference will take place as the world is still reeling from the effects and impact of COVID-19 pandemic which has restructured political, economic, and cultural life of multiple societies in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. 2022 will also be a year when the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) will be held for the second time on African soil. In 2022, we will therefore encourage practical recommendations based on wide range of academic research including history, economics, politics, development studies, anthropology, sociology, and so on, based on the experiences through the pandemic and looking beyond the pandemic. We will also pay special attention to themes around TICAD as we provide a platform for dialogue with academic researchers and practitioners.
Africa and Asia at the Crossroads: Pandemic, Resilience, and Mobilities
Africa/Asia in COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Africa/Asia Diaspora and Mobilities
Africa/Asia Development and Political Economy
Development and Sustainability
Africa/Asia Gender and Sexuality
Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalisms in Africa/Asia
Politics and Elections in Africa/Asia
Conflicts and Security in Africa/Asia
Popular Culture, Media, and Publics in Africa/Asia
Social Movements, Activism, and Resistance in Africa/Asia
Local Knowledges, Epistemes, and Livelihoods
Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship Session
This session targets to accommodate early career researchers interested in various topics on Africa and Japan to showcase their research, present preliminary findings, or results, and engage in academic exchange with colleagues and invited specialists. The aim of this session is to create a space for networking, connecting, and mentoring. We also aspire to have a space for young researchers to obtain relevant feedback from esteemed researchers in their areas of specialisation as we facilitate dissemination of knowledge and coordination within Japan and in various African countries. This session is also aimed at facilitating information to access resources to help sharpen research, writing, and publication skills and guidance towards identifying relevant research topics and projects. We accept proposals from both qualitative and quantitative approaches on the above mentioned themes and sub-themes. The categories of young researchers may include the following:
1. Masters students from all the countries whose research topics are on Africa related issues in Japan-based universities.
2. Doctoral students from all the countries whose research topics are on Africa related issues in Japan-based universities.
3. Doctoral students from African countries whose research topics are on Japan related issues in Japan-based universities.
4. Post-Doctoral researchers from all the countries whose research topics are on Africa related issues in Japan-based universities.
5. Post-Doctoral researchers from African countries whose research topics are on Japan related issues in Japan-based universities.
Application Instructions, Key Deadlines, and Contacts
Those who wish to participate/organise roundtables, workshops, paper presentations, or Africa-Japan Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers Mentorship Session are requested to access google form and submit relevant information including name, affiliation, title/ topic of the research, 4-6 keywords, and a 300-400 words abstract. Prospective presenters will be shortlisted through a careful peer review of the abstracts by the organising committee. Your application should reach the conference committee on or before 20th June 2022. The shortlisted applicants will be informed on 27th June 2022. Should you have any questions please write to this email email@example.com.
Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)
Africa Study Centre – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS)
Onsite and on Zoom – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo, Japan.
Laban Kithinji KINYUA, Sophia University
Atsuko MUNEMURA, Chiba University of Commerce
Kazuyo HANAI, The University of Tokyo
Kumiko MAKINO, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
Ian KARUSIGARIRA, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Rebecca BABIRYE, Tokyo Christian University