|Welcome to the homepage of Kumiko YAGI,
Professor of Arab/Islamic Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Phone: (+81) 42-330-5336
Mail: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183-8534, Japan
My research addresses the questions: how does globalization affect the inner structure of Islam?
(1) is religious authority of Ulama contracting in favor of üelayüf preachers and activists?
(2) is the distinction between center and periphery, both geographical and chronological, disappearing?
Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2004~present
Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1996~2004
Instructor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1993~1996
PhD in Study of Religion from Harvard University, 2001
MA in Study of Religion from Harvard University, 1993
MA in Study of Religion from Tokyo University, 1990
BA from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1982
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2008-2011
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) 2004-2007
üeIslam as Reflected in Arab Muslim Discourses on Othernessüfü@Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies,
No.22-1, 2006, p.115-p.121.
Position in Contemporary Muslim Societyüf, Women and Religion, Tenri Yamato Culture Congress & The
Center for Women and Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 2003, p. 51-p.62.
ügVarying Forms of Islam: Challenges of üeLaicizationüfüh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.13, 2010, p.119-p.134.
ügMuslim Star Televangelistsüh, Area and Cultural Studies, vol.76, 2009, p.117-p.133.
of Muslim Identity: From the Perspective of British Muslimsüh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.11,
Images of the Other in the Arab-Muslim World, Tokyo: Gendaitosyo, 2007.
Mahfouz, Literature and Islam, Tokyo: Daisansyokan, 2007.
ügIslam as üeOurüf valuesüh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.8, 2005, p.4-p.17
ügIslam of a Sufi Saint Fighting against üeAmericaüfüh, Religious Studies, vol.78-341, 2004, p.325-p.348.
ügLife between Two Deaths: Muslim View of Life and Deathüh, Gendai Syukyou, 2004, p.229-p.249.
üg'Americaüf Described by Two Arab Novelistsüh, Trans-Cultural Studies, vol.7, 2004, p.27-p.38.
Associations and Conferences
Japanese Association for Religious Studies (Director)
Association for Islamic Studies in Japan (Councilor)
The Japanese Association for the Study of Religion and Society
Japan Association for Middle East Studies
The Middle East Studies Association of North America
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