Field of Study
Years of Stay at HYI
Aug 2021 to May 2022
University Affiliation (Current)
Madoka is a doctoral student in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo. She received her B.A. in Musicology from Tokyo University of Arts in 2016 and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Tokyo in 2018. Her fundamental research question is why people sing rather than simply state a message, and she currently focuses on the creativity of deaf people. Based on her anthropological field research in Bengkala village in Bali, Indonesia, she studies creative interactions in sign languages and dance from the perspective of semiotic anthropology, Deaf studies, anthropology of music, and play theories.