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    United Kingdom

1992 …2024

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John Knight completed his doctorate at the London School of Economics on the topic of depopulation and social change in Japanese mountain villages. Before coming to Queen's, he held the posts of Junior Research Fellow in Modern Japanese Studies at Wadham College Oxford (1992-1995) and Research Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Leiden (1996-1999).


Research Statement

John Knight has undertaken extensive field research in rural Japan on a range of topics, including migration, forestry, farming, and tourism, on which he has published widely. His main area of research is human-animal relations, including hunting, wildlife pests, the use of animals in tourism, and human-animal interactions. His most recent field research has been on Japanese monkey parks as sites of primatology and tourism. 



A World on the Move: Anthropological and Historical Approaches to Globalisation ANT1003 (FIRST YEAR module)

Key Debates in Anthropology, ANT2022 (SECOND YEAR module) [download - word doc]

Human-Animal Relations, ANT3027 (THIRD YEAR modules)


Japanese Society ANT3033 (THIRD YEAR module)


Ethnographic Writing in Social Anthropology, ANT7009     

(MA module) [download - word doc]


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