Wakana Shiino

Wakana Shiino Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa(ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies(TUFS)
Research Fields Specialization: Social anthropology and ethnography in east Africa.
I have conducted my research in farming-pastoralist villages in Kenya and Uganda, with recent focus on Nairobi and Kampala, the capital cities. I am interested in the relationship among families and relatives, sexuality and gender. My interest also lies in the space where the people inhabit within and their human relationships. My study started with research on widows in Kenya, then switched to research on “single” persons, and I have closely observed changes in the ways of marriage and families.
Main Works
  • Shiino, Wakana, Tom Ondicho and Soichiro Shiraishi eds., Re-Finding African Local Assets and City Environments: Governance, Research and Reflexivity. Tokyo: The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,2016.
This entry was posted in members_en. Bookmark the permalink.