|Field of Specialization||Anthropology|
Department of Cultural Studies Department of Cultural Studies Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies
|Research interest||•I have been investigating the role that the idea of "indigenous people" as political identity--the Maya Kaqchikel, in particular--might play in the reconstruction of Post-Peace Accord Guatemala; what does it mean to be political as indigenous people in a country that seeks to democratize itself through the redefition of the State power? I have also conducting an ethnographic research among the fishermen in the island of Ishigaki, the southern Ryukyus, since the early 1990's. From September 1, 2009 through MArch 26, 2010, I conducted an archival research, as a Fulbright Scholar, on the mural art projects created by Jean Charlot, at the University of Hawai'i.
keyword : the Indigenous People, critical liberalism, the southern Ryukyus, cultural appropriation, political identity
•A historical study of anthropological theory
A Study of indigenous peoples in settler colonies