The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
japan site

Staff Members

YAGI Yuriko
YAGI YurikoYAGI Yuriko
Department of Globalization and Humanity・Research Fellow
Research Specialization
  • Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Peru
Individual Research Projects
  • An Anthropological Study of Catholic Devotion to Saints in Peru
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), 2012
  • M.A. Mie University 2004
  • B.A. Tenri University 2001

Research Interests

  1. The role of materiality in the formation of andean christianity
  2. Commercialization of religious items in Peru
  3. Interaction between rural society and urban immigrant community

Research Keywords

Latin America, Andes, Peru, Religion, Christianity and Popular Culture, Catholic Devotion to Saints, Materiality, Objects of Devotion

Selected Publications

2015
Andean catholic devotion to the saints: A study of cultural dynamics generated by the interaction between rural society and urban immigrant community. (in Japanese)

Presentations

2016
Migration and Cultural Change in Peru, School's Special Lecture Series on Latin America (February 2016) , Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.
2012
Transformación de la fiesta en un pueblo del sur de los andes: la redefinición de las fronteras culturales, 54 International Congress of Americanists, Unversity of Vienna, Austria.
2011
La imagen nacional peruano del siglo XX: Construcción del Santruaio de Santa Rosa de Lima, XV Congress of The International Federation of Latin America and Caribbean Studies, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
2009
La basílica dedicada a la Santa: creación del espacio sagrado en el tiempo de la modernidad peruana, Simposio Internacional "Aproximación Interdiciplinaria a los Conflictos en torno a los Discursos Andinos", Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
2009
Santa Rosa en el siglo XX: la revitalización del culto en tiempos de la modernidad, XIV Congress of The International Federation of Latin America and Caribbean Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.