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Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Tomomi Naka
Tottori University, Japan

Tomomi Naka is an associate professor in the Faculty of Regional Sciences at Tottori University, Japan. She received a PhD in anthropology at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA, in 2009. She has been researching the relationships between religion and economic activities, representations of cultural and religious minorities, and short- and long-term cross-cultural experiences. Before returning to Japan, she worked in the United States and Bangladesh as a university and college instructor. For two decades, she has been studying the Amish and Mennonites in the United States, and she has published several articles in English and Japanese on this topic.

Dr. Naka is a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology. She has received many awards and fellowships, including a graduate summer fellowship at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA