MOHACSI Gergely Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Gergely MOHÁCSI is a medical anthropologist with special interest in science and technology studies and comparative ethnography. His research has focused on the embodied entanglements of technoscience and medicine in contemporary Japan, most notably in the domain of diabetes self-care. He conducted fieldwork in hospitals, laboratories and patient groups in Japan and Hungary. Currently, he is investigating the co-constitution of things and values in the development and use of herbal medications in Japan and Southeast Asia. By highlighting the entanglement of different medical traditions in the process of producing new medications, he aims to explore the new possibilities and challenges of what he calls "ethnographic comparison."
Field of Specialization
Cultural anthropology, anthropology of science and technology,
medical anthropology, Japanese and East Asian Studies
- Comparative ethnography of pharmaceuticals and medicinal herbs
- Anthropology of disease and bodily sensations
Relationality, comparative ethnography, chronic disease, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, medicinal herbs, embodiment, kampo medicine, care
- January 1999
- Graduated from Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, B.A. and M.A. in Economic and Social History.
- March 2002
- Graduated from Hokkaido University, Faculty of Agriculture, Sapporo, Japan,
M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences (Agricultural Economics).
- May 2002
- Graduated from Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Budapest, Hungary, B.A. and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology.
- March 2010
- Completed the doctoral program at the Department of Anthropology in the Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies Program, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.
- January to December 1998
- Research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- April 2003 to August 2005
- Part-time lecturer at the Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina (UNC)
- September 2007 to February 2013
- Lecturer at the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences, Japan Women's University.
- April 2009 to February 2013
- Part-time lecturer at the College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University (ICU)
- April 2010 to March 2012
- Research fellow at the Global Centers of Excellence Program, Center for Advanced Research on Logic and Sensitivity, Cultural Anthropology Team, Keio University.
- September 2011 to February 2013
- Part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Letters, Keio University.
- February 2013 to present
- Specially appointed assistant professor at the Institute for Academic Initiatives, 5th Division (Doctoral Program for Multicultural Innovation), Osaka University.
- Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
- Hokkaido Sociological Association
- Japan Association for Science, Technology & Society
- American Anthropological Association (AAA)
- East Asian Anthropological Association (EAAA)
- Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)