Department of Islamic Areas and Cultural Studies

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The Department of Islamic Area Studies focuses mainly on the Middle East and the Islamic Eurasia which have become an epicenter of global dynamism for decades. We emphasize multi-methodological perspectives and approaches, and try to understand the area as a complex entity, by combining various aspects of local history, politics, economy, society and culture.

Academic Staff and Research Interests


  • KURODA Takashi, Professor, Modern History of the Middle East and Iran
  • OKAWARA Tomoki, Associate Professor, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (Social History)
  • SAWAE Fumiko, Associate Professor, Modern Turkish Studies(Comparative Politics)

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