Graduate School Human and Environmental Studies/Cultural, Regional and Historical Studies on the Environment
Undergraduate School
Other Affiliation Institute for Research in Humanities
Email mishii(_at_)
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Research areas Cultural Anthropology
Keywords Spirit Possession, Magic, Embodiment, Environmental Movements, Land tenure and Land Inheritance, South India, West Africa
Themes Ishii specializes in Cultural anthropology, African and South Asian studies.

Her major works include: Frontier of Spirits: Ethnography of ‘Supernatural phenomena’ among Immigrants Society in Southern Ghana (Sekaishisosha, 2007, in Japanese); Anthropology of Religion (ed. Shumpusha, 2010, in Japanese); ‘From wombs to farmland: the transformation of suman shrines in southern Ghana’ (Journal of Religion in Africa, 2005); ‘From passion to compassion: healing rituals and gender in an independent church in southern Ghana’ (Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology, 2008); ‘Acting with things: self-poiesis, actuality, and contingency in the formation of divine worlds’ (HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 2012); 'Playing with perspectives: spirit possession, mimesis, and permeability in the buuta ritual in South India' (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2013).
Major publications
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
人間・環境学研究科パンフレット 総合人間学部パンフレット