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Faculty of Letters Department of Humanities
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Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen is a social anthropologist focusing on politics, religion and civil society in Japan. Born in Denmark, she lived in the UK, Hong Kong, and Japan. She received a PhD in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2008 with a focus on Japanese politics and religion and published a monograph researching Komeito and its youth supporters in coalition politics from 2003 to 2010. Her recent research has focused on the polarisation of security debates in Japan and the politics of Othering, and she is currently conducting research for a three year JSPS funded project on local politics and civil society in Okinawa. She taught social anthropology and on Japanese society and culture at SOAS until July 2017 when she moved to Japan to become Associate Professor in Social Anthropology in the Department of Humanities at Soka University.
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Hong Kong OUSocial SciencesSociologyHong Kong 1997 Graduated
Hong Kong Poly UniversitySociologyMPhil in Social PsychologyHong Kong 2001 Completed
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of LondonAnthropology and SociologyAnthropology and SociologyLondon, UK 2008 Completed
Bachelor of Bachelor of Social Sciences, Sociology, Hong Kong OU 1997
Master of MPhil, Hong Kong Poly University 2001
Doctor of PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2008
Doctor of PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2008
2008 - 2017
School of Oriental and African Studies Anthropology and Sociology Lecturer/Senior Teaching Fellow