Teruyuki Tsuji

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Teruyuki Tsuji
Alternative names
Teruyuki (Terry) Tsuji
Hiroshima University
Graduate School of Integrated Arts & Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
PhD(Florida International University)
Research funding number

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts & Sciences (Philosophy, Ethics, Religion, & Arts Unit), Hiroshima University
Oct 2016
Mar 2019
Associate Professor, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Nitobe School, Hokkaido University
May 2015
Sep 2016
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies
Oct 2014
Sep 2016
Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies
Jan 2012
Jan 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University
Dec 2011
Sep 2016
Visiting Scholar, National Museum of Ethnology
Apr 2009
Jan 2012
Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Social Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Aug 2007
May 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
May 2006
Aug 2007
Adjunct Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
May 2005
Aug 2005
Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Miami-Dade Community College
May 2001
Aug 2002
Graduate Research Associate, Immigration & Ethnicity Institute, Florida International University
Jan 1998
Jul 2000
Research Officer, Embassy of Japan in Kingston, Jamaica, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Oct 1994
Sep 1997
Research Officer, Embassy of Japan in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan


Aug 2000
Dec 2006
Comparative Sociology Doctoral Program, Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
Apr 1992
Mar 1994
Institute of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba
Apr 1988
Mar 1992
Faculty of English, Department of Foreign Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University

Research Areas


Research Grants & Projects

Religious Pluralism and Multiethnic Coexistence: Conflict Suppression in the Anglophone Caribbean
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid in Scientific Research
Project Year: Jun 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Teruyuki Tsuji
Religion, and Identity Construction and Inter-group Relations in Immigration Process: A Case Study of South Asian Diaspora
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid in Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Teruyuki Tsuji
Perspectives on Interculturality
Saint Louis University: Center for Intercultural Studies, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Project Year: Jan 2012 - Jan 2014    Investigator(s): MIchal Rozbicki (Professor in History, St. Louis University)
Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement
Pew Charitable Trust: 
Project Year: May 2001 - Aug 2002    Investigator(s): Alex Stepick (currently, Professor in Sociology, Portland State University)

Published Papers

"'They don’t do culture': Mother Kali as a Matrix of National Culture in Trinidad."
Teruyuki Tsuji
Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and Its Diasporas   12(3) 59-86   Sep 2009   [Refereed]
"Villaging the Nation: The Politics of Making Ourselves in Postcolonial Trinidad."
Teruyuki Tsuji
Callaloo: A Journal of African American Arts and Letters   31(4) 1148-1174   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
"Mothers – Hyphenated Imaginations: The Feasts of Soparee Ke Mai and La Divina Pastora in Trinidad."
Teruyuki Tsuji
Man in India: An International Journal of Anthropology   88(1&2) 145-164   Sep 2008   [Refereed]

Books etc

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
J. Stone, R. Dennis, P. Rizova, A. D. Smith, & X. Hou (Part:Contributor, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Caribbean.")
Wiley-Blackwell   Jun 2016   
Perspectives on Interculturality: The Construction of Meaning in the Relations of Difference
MIchal Rozbicki (Part:Contributor, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Toward the Materiality of Intercultural Dialogue, Still a 'Miracle begging for analysis'.")
Palgrave-Macmillan   Jun 2015   
Carnival: Theory and Practice
C. Innes, A. Rutherford, & B. Bogar (Part:Contributor, Teruyuki Tsuji, "The Other Half: The Articulation of Carnival in Nineteenth-century Trinidad.")
Africa World Press/Red Sea Press.   Oct 2013   
Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans
Ronald H. Bayor (Part:Contributor, Teruyuki Tsuji, "Trinidadian and Tobagonian Immigrants.")
ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press   Oct 2011   
Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami
Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, & Sarah Mahler (Part:Contributor, Teruyuki Tsuji, Christine Ho, & Alex Stepick. "The Struggle for Civic Social Capital in West Indian Churches.")
Rutgers University Press   Mar 2009   

Conference Activities & Talks

Power of the Illegitimate: Dress, Sexuality, and Spirituality of the Madonna [Invited]
Teruyuki Tsuji
The 25th Anniversary Conference of Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today   24 Jun 2019   
The Power of Mary: inspiration and Seduction for the Colonial Construction of Religions
Teruyuki Tsuji
18 Nov 2018   
The Power of Mary: Inspiration and Seduction for the Colonial Construction of Religions in Trinidad. [Invited]
Teruyuki Tsuji
Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today   12 Jun 2016   
Dressing the Statue: Sociality and Sexuality of the Blessed Virgin / "Indian Lady."
Teruyuki Tsuji
American Anthropological Association   3 Dec 2014   
A Theoretical Proposal on Cultural Mixing, (still) a "Miracle begging for analysis."
Teruyuki Tsuji
Perspectives on Interculturality   28 Feb 2013   Saint Louis University, Center for Intercultural Studies
Between "Indian" and "West Indian" : Ethnoreligiosity and Social Capital Development of the Indo-Caribbean Migrants in South Florida.
Teruyuki Tsuji
American Academy of Religion   17 Nov 2012   American Academy of Religion
Against All Odds: Pentecostal "Conversion" and Ethnic Identity (Re)construction of the South Asian Diaspora in Trinidad.
Teruyuki Tsuji
American Anthropological Association   27 Nov 2010   American Anthropological Association
From Negue Jadin to Jamet: The Articulation of Carnival in 19th-century Trinidad.
Teruyuki Tsuji
Carnival, "People’s Arts," and Taking Back to the Street   31 Jul 2008   Christopher Innes (Professor of History, University of Toronto)
"They don’t do culture": Mother Kali as a Matrix of National Culture in Trinidad.
Teruyuki Tsuji
Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing   16 Jul 2008   Diana Paton (Professor of History, Newcastle University)

Teaching Experience


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