Blai Guarné


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Phone:+ 34 93 586 3377
Email: Blai.Guarne@uab.cat

Blai Guarné is a Cultural Anthropologist specialized in Japan. He is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where he also serves as the Secretary of the CERAO (East Asian Studies & Research Center). Previously, he has been a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellow (MINECO) at the InterAsia Research Group of the UAB, Visiting Fellow at the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan (Minpaku), Postdoctoral Scholar (AGAUR-DURSI) in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University, and Visiting Researcher (Monbukagakushō) in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo. He is the Convener of the Media Studies Section at the EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies), Officer of the JAWS (Japan Anthropology Workshop), and Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Book Series Biblioteca de Estudios Japoneses. His work focuses on the cultural production of difference in contemporary Japan, and his research interests range from visual culture to postcolonial and cultural studies. 

Among his most recent publications are “Cultural Intersections: Ambivalence and Hybridity in JapaneseKatakana,” in J. Ertl et al. (eds.) Reframing Diversity in the Anthropology of Japan. Kanazawa University, 2015 (pp. 165-181); “The World is a Room: Beyond Centers and Peripheries in the Global Production of Anthropological Knowledge,” Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 63: 8-19, 2012; and the edition, with Paul Hansen, of “Escaping Japan: Inside and Outside,” PAN-JAPAN: The International Journal of Japanese Diaspora. Illinois State University, 8 (1-2), 2012 & 9 (1-2), 2013; and, with Shinji Yamashita, of “Japan in Global Circulation: Transnational Migration and Multicultural Politics,” Kokuritsu Minzokugaku Hakubutsukan kenkyū hōkoku 国立民族学博物館研究報告 (Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology), Special Issue, 40 (1), 2015

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