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ISHII Masako
ISHII MasakoISHII Masako
The Japan Center for Area Studies (JCAS)・Assistant Professor
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
Personal website

*Japan Center for Area Studies (JCAS) has been reorganized into Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS) in Kyoto University since April 1,2006.CIAS Home page is http://www.cias.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in International Relations.
    Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. 2000.9
    Dissertation Title: "Muslim women and social change in Sarangani region of southern Philippines: Changing social norm of women as expressed in their life stories
  • Master of Arts in International Relations.
    University of Sussex, Brighton, U.K. 1993.1
    Thesis Title: "The Moro people under threat in a world of modernization: A world system perspective. "
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Studies.
    Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. 1991.3
    Thesis Title: The independence movement in the Philippines under the American regime, 1898-1914. "

Research Experiences:

Visiting Research Fellow
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines. 1994.4-1996.3

Work Experiences:

  • Assistant Professor: 2006.4 to present
    Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Assistant Professor: 2002.3 to 2006.3
    The Japan Center for Area Studies (JCAS), National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.
  • Senior Research Fellow: 2002.3 to present
    Peace Winds Japan, Tokyo, Japan (NGO providing assistance to the refugees).
  • Research Fellow: 1997.4 to 2002.2
    The Japan Center for Area Studies (JCAS), National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.

Geographical areas of Interest:

Southeast Asia, Philippines, Mindanao(Philippines)

Ethnic groups:

Muslim Filipinos, Sangils

Discipline:

Sociology, Philippine Studies

Publications:

Book
2005
Iyotani, Toshio, and Ishii Masako, eds. Motion in Place / Place in Motion : 21st Century Migration. JCAS Symposium Series 22. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
2004
Ishii,Masako, and Jacqueline A. Siapno, eds. Between Knowledge and Commitment: Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Reconstruction in Regional Contexts. JCAS Symposium Series 21. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
2002
The stories of Muslim women in the Philippines: Armed conflict, development and social change. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten (in Japanese).
2000
Abe Kenichi, and Masako Ishii, eds Population Movement in Southeast Asia: Changing Identities and Strategies for Survival. JCAS Symposium Series 10. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
Dissertation
2000
Muslim women and social change in Sarangani region on southern Philippines: Changing social norm of women as expressed in their life stories. Ph.D. diss. Sophia University (in Japanese).
Articles
2004
An Overview. In M. Ishii and J. A. Siapno, eds. Between Knowledge and Commitment: Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Reconstruction in Regional Contexts, vii-xiii. JCAS Symposium Series 21. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
2004
Between Knowledge and Commitment: Documenting Projects for Peace-Building and Reconstruction Assistance. In M. Ishii and J. A. Siapno, eds. Between Knowledge and Commitment: Post-Conflict Peace-Building and Reconstruction in Regional Contexts, 245-255. JCAS Symposium Series 21. The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology.
2003
Comment on ARMM Education Policy. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (5)
2003
Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, Laos: Early 20th Century to Present. In Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures: Vol. I Methodologies, Paradigms and Sources, 228-234. Leiden: Brill.
2002
Book Review: The Lumad Struggle in the Face of Globalization by Karl M. Gaspear C. Ss. R. Davao City: Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia (March).
1999
Armed conflict and women: The experiences of Muslim women in South Cotabato region, Philippines. JCAS Review 2(1) 46-84 (in Japanese).
1997
The changing role of women in a Muslim fishing village: Case of South Cotabato, Philippines. The Journal of Sophia Asian Studies. (15), 41-63 (in Japanese).
Translations
2000
Translated by Ishii, Masako, Yoshie Hori, and Yoriko Tatsumi, The Philippines: A Singular and a Plural Place. By David J. Steinberg, Tokyo: Akashi shoten.
1994
Translated by Ishii, Masako, Mutual perspectives: Philippines and Japan, By Lidia Yu-Jose, in Readings on Asia: the Philippines, Takefumi Terada and Masaru Miyamoto (eds. ) Tokyo: Kawade shobo, 310-316.