Yamazaki Nobuko

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2022 to May 2023

University Affiliation

Nobuko Yamazaki is a Research Fellow at the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University. She received her B.A. in Law from Kwansei Gakuin University, M.A., and Ph.D. in Area Studies from Kyoto University with a consistent interest in how people live in post-conflict societies. Her doctoral thesis was titled Conflict and Daily Life in West Nile, Northern Uganda: Social Marginality and Dynamics in the African Borderlands as an outcome of intensive fieldwork in rural villages in northwestern Uganda among refugees and their host population. She also has been engaged in anthropological research on the social relationships of labor migrants from the West Nile, retired soldiers of the military of colonial Africa, and their families to reconsider the regional history of post-independent Uganda. During her stay at Harvard-Yenching Institute and Harvard University Center for African Studies, she is working on the diversity of career choices in northwestern Uganda, caused by road and railway infrastructure improvement partly due to international investments from Asia and other regions.

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