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Ritsumeikan University
College of International Relations, Department of International Relations
Job title
Associate Professor
Other affiliation
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2010
Jul 2010
Ca’ Foscari Univeristy of Venice, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Adjunct Lecturer
Jul 2010
Jul 2012
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (Kyoto University, Institute for Research in Humanities), Postdoctoral Fellow
Sep 2012
Mar 2014
Ritsumeikan University (College of International Relations, Inter-Faculty Institute for International Studies, College of Policy Science), Adjunct Lecturer
Mar 2013
The University of Vienna (Faculty of Social Sciences, Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology) Adjunct Lecturer
Apr 2013
Mar 2014
Doshisha University (Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Faculty of Social Studies), Adjunct Lecturer


Oct 2003
Dept. of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ca’Foscari University of Venice
Feb 2010
Anthropology, Religious Studies, Japanese Studies, Doctoral School in Languages, Cultures and Societies,, Ca’Foscari University of Venice ,

Awards & Honors

Oct 2008
Mario Scalise Award, Italian Association for Japanese Studies (AISTUGIA)
May 2004
Alcantara Prize for Research in Japanese Studies, Alcantara (Toray Industries)

Published Papers

Steps to an Ecology of Spirits: Comparing Feelings of More-than-Human, Immaterial Meshworks?
NatureCulture (More-than-Human Worlds: A NatureCulture Blog Series)   Online    2018
Feeling (in) Japan: Affective, Sensory and Material Entanglements in the Field
De Antoni, A., and E. Cook
EAJS Bulletin   88 55-57   2017
The Practices of Feeling with the World: Towards an Anthropology of Affect, the Senses and Materiality Introduction
with P. Dumouchel
Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology   18(1) 91-99   2017

Books etc

Affect. In Callan, H. (ed.). International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
John Wiley & Sons   2019   
“Coping with the Spirits of Unsettled Death.” In Hendry, J. (ed.). Understanding Japanese Society, Fifth Edition.
Routledge   2019   
“Came Back Hounded: A Spectrum of Experiences with Spirits and Inugami Possession in Contemporary Japan.” In Rambelli, F. (ed.). Invisible Empire: Spirits and Animism in Contemporary Japan.
Bloomsbury   2019   
Feeling (with) Japan: Affective, Sensory and Material Entanglements in the Field
Emma Cook
Special Issue of "Asian Anthropology"   2019   
The Practices of Feeling with the World: An Anthropology of Affect, the Senses and Materiality
De Antoni, A. and P. Dumouchel (eds.)
Special Issue of "Japanese Review of Cultural Anthropology"   2017   

Conference Activities & Talks

The End is the Beginning is the End: Healing from Spirit Possession Beyond Cognition in Contemporary Japan and Italy
Invited Lecture, Masaryk University, Department for the Study of Religions, Brno   Oct 2019   
The Beginning is the End is the Beginning: Embodied Memories, Imagination and Ontgensesis in Spirit Possession and Healing in Contemporary Japan and Italy
Invited Lecture, University of Vienna, Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie   Oct 2019   
Dei fantasmi ciascuno e' tremendo: Sentirsi guarire da possessione spiritica nel Giappone contemporaneo
Invited Lecture, University of Turin, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society   Oct 2019   
Return of the Phantom Stranger: Doing Ethnography of Spirits in Contemporary Japan and Italy as a "Practice of Feeling with the World"
Invited Lecture, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, PhD Program in Asian and North African Studies   Oct 2019   
Lo spettro vedemmo venire di lontano: Verso una comparazione dei sintomi di possessione spiritica in Giappone e in Italia contemporanei
Invited Lecture, University of Bologna, Department of History, Cultures, and Civilization   Oct 2019   

Teaching Experience



International Conference Embodying “Scientific” Medicine and “Religious/Spiritual” Healing: A Comparative Perspective on Non-Voluntary Spirit Possession and Exorcism - Oraganizer (with Francesco Piraino)
The Others   Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
International Workshop "The Skills of Feeling with the World - Third Workshop: Embodied Memories and Affective Imagination" - Organizer (with Paul Dumouchel)
The Others   Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
Main Convener of the Anthropology and Sociology Section at the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) Conference
The Others   Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
International Workshop "The Skills of Feeling with the World - Second Workshop: Affecting Affordances of Power and Difference" - Organizer (with Paul Dumouchel)
The Others   Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
The Others   Nov 2016
International Workshop "The Skill of Feeling with the World" - Organizer (with Paul Dumouchel)
The Others   Jan 2016
International Workshop "Enacting Modalities of Feeling: Anthropological Explorations into Affective, Sensual and Material Connections" - Organizer (with Bernhard Hadolt and Herta Noebauer)
The Others   Feb 2015