<Full name and title>
Thomas Paramor Gill, MA (Cantab), MSc (London), PhD (London). Born Portsmouth, UK, 1960.
<Current Academic Position>
April 2006-present Professor (kyouju), Department of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan.
<Prior Academic work experience (full-time)>
2003-2006 Associate professor (jokyoju), Department of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama, Japan.
1999-2003 Associate professor (jokyoju), University of Tokyo Institute for Social Science (Shakai Kagaku Kenkyujo). Managing editor, Social Science Japan Journal.
1997-99 Research fellow (kenkyu joshu), Department of Cultural Anthropology, Kyoto Bunkyo University.
<Prior Academic work experience (part-time)>
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Visiting lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods, Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS).
2005, 2006 Visiting lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods (taught in Japanese), University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education.
2002 Visiting lecturer in Japanese Minority Issues, Temple University (Tokyo campus).
2001, 2003 Visiting lecturer in Japanese Minority Issues, Tokyo International University.
1997 Part-time seminar leader, Department of Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University.
1988-89 Part-time lecturer in English, Toyo University.
<Research grants received>
Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Award No. R00429234106, for research on day laborers in Japan, FY1993-95.
Ministry of Education (Japan) Award No. C (2)15530319, for preliminary research on homeless shelters in Japan, the United States and Britain, FY2003-04.
Abe Fellowship to undertake one-year research project on homelessness in Japan, the US and UK, 2007-8. Based at East Asia Center, University of California at Santa Barbara, August 2007 to March 2008.
<Graduate education (1990-1996)>
1996 PhD in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science. Dissertation title: "The Social Organization of Day Laborers in Contemporary Japan." Thesis examiners: Prof. Ronald Dore (LSE) and Prof. Jan Breman (Amsterdam University). Awarded Raymond Firth Prize, 1997 (Best paper by a doctoral candidate at the Social Anthropology departmental seminar, LSE).
1992 MSc in Social Anthropology with Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science. Dissertation title: "The Japanese Morality of Exchange." Awarded Maurice Freedman Prize, 1992 (Best MSc dissertation, Dept. of Social Anthropology, LSE).
<Undergraduate education (1980-1983)>
1983 BA in English Literature with upper second class honors, University of Cambridge (King's College). BA degree upgraded to MA, 1986.
Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate, Level 1, February 1993.
<Committees and conferences>
Editorial board member, Social Science Japan Journal, 1999~present.
Executive committee member, Asian Studies Conference in Japan (ASCJ), 2003~present.
Annual conference host and co-organizer, Anthropology of Japan, in Japan (AJJ) at Meiji Gakuin University, October 2006.
Annual conference host and co-organizer, Asian Studies Conference in Japan (ASCJ) at Meiji Gakuin University, June 2007.
Chair, Meiji Gakuin / University of California Exchange Committee, April 2006 to March 2007.
<Membership in Academic Associations>
British Association of Japanese Studies, Royal Anthropological Institute, American Anthropology Association, Japan Association for the Study of Yoseba (Nihon Yoseba Gakkai), Japan Anthropology Workshop.
<Non-Academic Work Experience>
1986-90 Freelance journalist, Tokyo correspondent for the Daily Mail of London (part-time), and translator of educational materials for Sundai Preparatory School, Tokyo. Editorial board member of AMPO magazine; director of Linguaguild (translation agency); contributing editor to Honolulu-based EastWest magazine.
1985-86 Editing news stories and writing feature articles at Kyodo News Service.
1983-85 English teacher at Sundai Boys High School, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan under British English Teachers program (predecessor of present-day JET Program).
|09 March 2011 Tom Gill presented on BBC radio in UK|