The Graduate School of
Asian and African
Area Studies (ASAFAS)
Tembea (Staff Only)
YASUOKA Hirokazuassociate professor
Hirokazu Yasuoka has carried out ling-term fieldwork with the Baka hunter-gatherers in Southeast Cameroon. He is recently developing trans-disciplinary research project on co-creation of innovative combining ecological methods and indigenous knowledge.
- Ecological anthropology;
- Historical ecology.
- Ethnography of the Baka hunter-gatherers, with special focus on forest resources use;
- Historical ecology of wild yam distributions over Central and West Africa;
- Wildlife management in cooperation between scientists and local hunters;
- Food sharing and food transfer in human evolutionary history;
- Impacts of megafauna hunting on the Congo Basin Forest ecosystem and Forest Peoples' cultures.
Bibliography and Research Projects
- 1999 BS in Science, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan;
- 2007 PhD in African Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Faculty Academic Appointments
- 2007-2013 Senior assistant professor, Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan;
- 2013-2015 Associate professor, Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan;
- 2015- Associate professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, & Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Other Professional Positions
- 2011-2013 Chercheur invité (with JSPS oversea research fellowship), Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS UMR 5175, Montpellier, France.
- Japan Association for African Studies;
- The Society for Ecological Anthropology;
- Ecological Society of Japan;
- The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology;
- The International Society of Ethnobiology;
- The International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research.
- yasuoka [at] jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Replace [at] to @)
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