Current Position:

- Professor of Social Anthropology andAfrican Studies

- Dean, International Studies Center(ISC), Meisei University

- Professor, School of Humanities, Meisei University


- PhD - Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University

- MA - Cultural Anthropology, Nanzan University

- BA - Cultural Anthropology, Nanzan University

Research Interests:

- Religious cultures in East Africa

- Representation of Africa

- First-Year Experience (FYE)programs at universities

- University reform

Current Projects:

- Professional development seminar for new lecturers

- Conference of Japanese Association of First-Year Experience (FYE)at Universities and Colleges

Recent Invited Talks:

- Invited Talk at UNICEF for African Children’s Day, Kumamoto, July 2014, “AFRICAFE: Meet Africa @ Baraza

- Invited Talk with M.Mikuriya at Yamanashi Gakuin University, Kofu, February 2014, “Strategic Education Reform and Motivating Diversified Students”

- Invited Talk at Kanazawa Seiryo University, Kanazawa, June 2013, “Practice of Active Learning: Taking Advantage of Diversity” 

Selected Publications:

- Dialogue beyond Schools and Departments: First-Year Experience Programs at Meisei University. Shigakukeiei 465, 2013,pp.17-22 (in Japanese)

- ‘A Day in the Life of a Farmer’, in M. Matsudaand M. Tsuda(eds.), Fifty-five Chapters to Know Kenya, 2012, pp.245-247 (in Japanese)

- ‘Representation of Witchcraft and Modern State’, in T. Abe, M. Oda and H. Kondo (eds.), Modernity in Magic: Contemporary African Religious Practices, 2007, pp.203-224 (in Japanese)


Naresuan University

Dr.Omthajit  Pansri

Faculty of Education, Naresuan University

Tumbon Thapo, Muang, Phisanulok, Province, 65000

Tel: +6697082211 
Email: iceredunu@gmail.com

Mahasarakham University

Proceeding Team 
Nawinda Upanan

Tel: +66956571881 

Email: internationalaffairs.edu@gmail.com

Faculty of Education - Mahasarakham University