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Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish

Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Research fields
Sociology of education
Area studies
Cultural anthropology
Research keywords
conflict discourse
Sino-Tibetan borderlands
ethnicity and nationalism
preferential policies
anthropology of education
anthropology of policy
China
Career history
2013-04 -- 2015-03Chuo University Policy Studies Visiting Assistant Professor
2015-04 -- 2016-10National Museum of Ethnology Visiting Researcher
2016-10 -- (current)University of Tsukuba Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Professor
Academic background
-- 2012-08University of Hawai‘i at Manoa AnthropologyCompleted
Degree
2012-08Ph.D (Anthropology)University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Academic societies
2013 -- (current)Association for the Anthropology of Policy
2009 -- (current)Council on Anthropology and Education
2009 -- (current)Society for East Asian Anthropology
2007 -- (current)American Anthropological Association
Articles
  • Ethnographic Contributions to School-Based Research
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Indigenous Education: Pacific Nations/pp.300-309, 2009
  • Systemic Culture Shock: Meeting Fu Lai Ming on the Tibetan Plateau
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands/pp.81-86, 2015
  • Navigating the Sanyu: English as a Tool for Success in a Confucian Meritocratic Imaginary
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Transcultural Flows of English and Education in Asian Contexts/pp.71-84, 2016
  • From Free to Fee: Neoliberalising Preferential Policy Measures for Minority Education in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences/8(3)/pp.82-99, 2015
Books
  • K-12 Education in Hawai‘i
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Area Studies Series: Hawaii, pp.232-236, 2013
Conference, etc.
  • Error Prediction of Japanese First-Language Spkeakers: Some Similarities Between English and Chinese
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    The Second CEGLOC Conference on Language Education/2018-12--2018-12
  • Lamarck or Darwin? Reframing Concepts in the Second Language Classroom
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Tsukuba Global Science Week/2018-09--2018-09
  • The Ambiguous Spaces of Ethnic Policy: Official Discourse and Lived Experiences in Qinghai
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Association for Asian Studies 2019 Annual Conference/2019-03--2019-03
  • The Anthropology of Doubt
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Conflict discourse and political imagination: the anthropology of Andrew Arno/2018-03-09--2018-03-09
  • Ethnographic Contributions to School-Based Research
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    International Conference on Indigenous Education/2009
  • All-you-can-eat Natural and Organic Restaurants in Japan: Chic Eats, Global Movements, and Local Farms
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    American Ethnological Association / Canadian Anthropology Society Joint Conference/2009
  • Aspects of Social Identity in Educational Institutions: Ethnographic Approaches
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences/2009
  • One Veil and Two Notions of Tradition: the Exceptional Relic, the Inclusionary Present
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Veiled Constellations conference/2010
  • A Shifting Means to a Constant End: Prep School in Western China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2010
  • Preferential Policies in China: Discourses of Development and Neutrality in College Preparatory Classes
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies & International Convention of Asia Scholars/2011
  • Dialectics and Tautologies: Preferential Policies and Educational Rationale in Northwest China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Space, Place and the Production of Knowledge Conference/2011
  • Education as Tautology: Institutional Discourse and Preferential Policy Measures in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2011
  • Addressing the ‘Real Situation’ (shiji qingkuang): Preparatory Courses for Ethnic Minority Students in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    American Ethnological Society Conference/2012
  • From Free to Fee: Neoliberalizing Preferential Policy Measures for Minority Education in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2013
  • Minorities in Higher Education in China: Neoliberal Interlocutions and the Outcomes of Policy
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences/2014
  • A Policy-Rule Chiasmus: Positive Policies in China and in the US for Minority Enrollment in Higher Education
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2014
  • Moral Education Methodologies: Making Use of Exemplars in Western China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Society for East Asian Anthropology Conference/2016
  • Benefiting the People: Differently-Understood Policy Discourses in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association/2016
  • Nagasaki: Catholic Tradition and Regional Interpretation
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Philosophy Department Invited Talk, Capital Normal University/2008
  • On Epistemological Foundations of Minority Preparatory Programs for Higher Education in the PRC
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Philosophy Department Invited Talk, Capital Normal University/2010
  • Systemic Culture Shock: Learning to Access Information in the Field
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Post-fieldwork presentation series/2010
  • Education as Tautology: Institutional Discourse and Preferential Policy Measures in China
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Cornell Anthropology Graduate Student Association Ethnography Workshop/2011
  • Preferential Policies in China: Education, Discourse and Contradictions
    Yamada Naomi Charity Furnish
    Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University/2012
Teaching
2019-10 -- 2019-12English Writing IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-10 -- 2020-02English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-10 -- 2020-02English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-10 -- 2020-02English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-10 -- 2018-12English Writing IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-10 -- 2019-02English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-10 -- 2019-02English Intercultural Communication IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-10 -- 2019-02English Integrated Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-04 -- 2018-06English Presentation IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2018-04 -- 2018-08English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
University Management
2018-03 -- (current)FD CommitteeFD Committee member
Other activities
2019-02 -- (current)Reviewer: Studies in Higher Education (Francis and Taylor)

(Last updated: 2019-10-17)