Kitanaka, Junko

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Faculty of Letters, Department of Humanities and Social Science (Human Relations) (Mita)

Position

Professor

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  • Junko Kitanaka is a professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Human Sciences at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Kitanaka has been awarded five awards, mainly for her work on depression with the book titled Depression in Japan: psychiatric cures for a society in distress (2012, Princeton University Press), including the prestigious American Anthropological Association’s Francis Hsu Prize in 2013. The book has been translated into French, Japanese, Persian and Korean (and parts of it in Chinese). She has been featured in global media including New York Times, The New Yorker, and BBC, CNN, and Danish, German, and French national TV. She is a member of Japan’s Science Council and has served on numerous journal editorial boards including BioSocieties, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Cultural Anthropology and is an associate editor for Transcultural Psychiatry. She is also part of the editorial team for Case Studies in Global Social Medicine to be featured in the Lancet. Her articles include: “The social in psychiatries,” with Ecks, S. and Wu. H. Lancet, 28 May 2021; “Depression.” Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, with S. Ecks. 2021, and “Depression as a Problem of Labor,” Sadness or Depression?, J. Wakefield & S. Demazeux eds. Springer, 2016. Her work on dementia, preventive psychiatry, and the neuropsychiatrization of the lifecycle has appeared as “In the Mind of Dementia,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 34(1), 2020, which has been translated into Spanish.

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2002.04
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    2005.03

    東海大学 文学部 心理社会学科

  • 2004.04
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    Present

    慶應義塾大学 文学部 人間科学専攻 助手

  • 2007.04
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    2008.03

    Assistant Professor

  • 2008.04
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    Present

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Keio University

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1993.03

    Sophia University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology

    University, Graduated

  • 1993.06

    The University of Chicago, Graduate School, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology & Cultural Psychology

    United States, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2006.05

    McGill University, Depts. of Anthropology & Social Studies of Medicine, Medical Anthropology

    Canada, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D., McGill University, Coursework, 2006.05

  • M.A., University of Chicago, Dissertation, 1993.06

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Medical Anthropology

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Anthropology

  • Medicine

  • History of Medicine

  • Cultural Psychiatry

  • Psychiatry

Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • Medical Anthropology of Depression and Suicide, 

     

 

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  • 脳神経科学的共感(neurobiological empathy)の可能性に向けて : 認知症臨床の医療人類学

    北中 淳子

    精神療法 50 ( 2 ) 170 - 175 2024

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author

  • 特別講演 生きづらさの根源を医療人類学で解明する

    北中 淳子

    心と社会 54 ( 2 ) 11 - 29 2023

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author

  • 精神医学の危機と回復 : 医療人類学からみた中井久夫

    北中 淳子

    現代思想 50 ( 2(臨増) ) 191 - 198 2022

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author

  • 主観性のテクノロジーとしての精神医学 : 医療人類学的視点

    北中 淳子

    精神神経学雑誌 124 ( 9 ) 637 - 644 2022

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Lead author

  • 温故知新 仕事のストレスとうつ病の歴史

    北中 淳子

    Depression Journal 10 ( 1 ) 26 - 27 2022

    Lead author

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Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 『感染症社会:アフターコロナの生政治』美馬達哉著, 人文書院, 2020 年

    北中 淳子

    立命館アジア・日本研究学術年報  ( 2 ) 78 - 81 2021

    Book review, literature introduction, etc., Single Work, Lead author

  • Book Forum: Li Zhang’s Anxious China.

    北中 淳子

    Somatosphere  2021

    Lead author

  • Prototypes in psychiatry and the structure of clinical empathy

    Kitanaka J.

    Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)  73 ( 8 )  2019

    ISSN  13231316

  • 『アルツハイマー病の謎』マーガレット・ロック(名古屋大学出版会, 2018)

    北中 淳子

    週刊読書人 3237 2018

    Lead author

  • "Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic" by Lisa Stevenson (University of California Press, 2014)

    KITANAKA JUNKO

    Medical Anthropology Quarterly  2015.05

    Book review, literature introduction, etc., Single Work

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • The Prevention Hype in Japan

    Junko Kitanaka

    Plan 75 - Imagining a Dystopian Future in Aging Japan | Global Japan Lab, Princeton University, 

    2024.12

  • Dementia as a Basis for Neurodiversity in Japan

    Junko Kitanaka

    Culture and the Mind: Voices, Sites and Practices, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish National Library, 

    2024.05

  • 共感の技としての精神医療

    北中 淳子

    順天堂大学医療看護学部 第20回医療看護研究会, 

    2024.03

  • ゲノムから精神療法へ:黒木先生の不思議さ

    北中 淳子

    黒木俊秀先生退官記念講演会, 

    2024.02

  • Different Shades of Empathy: Approaching Dementia via Social Neurology in Japan

    Junko Kitanaka

    Department of Comparative Human Development. University of Chicago, 

    2024.02

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Dementia in Community Psychiatry and "Self-Participatory" Medicine: A Medical Anthropological Perspective

    2019.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal investigator

  • 認知症早期発見時代のネオ・ジェロントロジー:当事者の視点を活かす臨床構築に向けて

    2016.07
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    2019.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal investigator

  • 「鬱」の医療化とジェンダー:医療人類学的視点から

    2007
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    2009

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, No Setting

  • Modernization and Japanese Senses of the Body

    2002.04
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    2004.03

    International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Fellow, Joint research, No Setting

  • Society in Distress: The Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    2001
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    2002

    The Wenner Gren Foundation, Dissertation Grant, Research grant, No Setting

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • International Mental Health Professionals Japan’s IMHPJ Career Achievement Award

    2020

  • Francis Hsu Prize

    2013, American Anthropological Association, Society of East Asian Anthropology, Depression in Japan: Psychiatric Cures for a Society in Distress

    Country: United States

  • 多文化間精神医学会奨励賞

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2009.03, 鬱と自殺の医療人類学

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

  • Medical Anthropology Student Association Dissertation Award

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2007.11, Society for Medical Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, Society in Distress: the Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    Type of Award: International academic award (Japan or overseas)

  • Dr. Margaret Lock Prize in Social Studies of Medicine

    KITANAKA JUNKO, 2006.06, Society in Distress: the Psychiatric Production of Depression in Contemporary Japan

    Type of Award: International academic award (Japan or overseas)

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  • (招聘)「「生きづらさ」について考えてみる:うつ病・認知症の医療人類学」富山県精神科病院協会, 6月13日県民こころの日講演会. 富山県, 2024年6月13日

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    (招聘)「「生きづらさ」について考えてみる:うつ病・認知症の医療人類学」富山県精神科病院協会, 6月13日県民こころの日講演会. 富山県, 2024年6月13日

  • “Tojisha-Kenkyu: Japan's Radical Alternative to Psychiatric Diagnosis.” With Ayaya, Satsuki. AEON, 12 June 2023. https://aeon.co/essays/japans-radical-alternative-to-psychiatric-diagnosis

    2023年06月

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    “Tojisha-Kenkyu: Japan's Radical Alternative to Psychiatric Diagnosis.” With Ayaya, Satsuki. AEON, 12 June 2023. https://aeon.co/essays/japans-radical-alternative-to-psychiatric-diagnosis

  • 「データとしての自己」パネル:情報共創において求められる理念. 医療政策機構グローバル賢人会議「情報共創時代の健康・医療情報のあり方」, 東京, 2023年10月25日

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    「データとしての自己」パネル:情報共創において求められる理念. 医療政策機構グローバル賢人会議「情報共創時代の健康・医療情報のあり方」, 東京, 2023年10月25日

  • (招聘)「生きづらさの根源を医療人類学で解明する」第37回日本精神保健会議, 有楽町朝日ホール, 2023年3月4日

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    (招聘)「生きづらさの根源を医療人類学で解明する」第37回日本精神保健会議, 有楽町朝日ホール, 2023年3月4日

  • 기타나카 준코(翻訳:제소 희・주현・문우종・監修:이현 정)우울증은 어떻게 병이 되었나: 일 본에서의 우울증의 탄생 (はじめに) (Kitanaka, J. Depression in Japan, Princeton University Press, 2012 の韓国語版 序章)사월의 책, 2023.

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    기타나카 준코(翻訳:제소 희・주현・문우종・監修:이현 정)우울증은 어떻게 병이 되었나: 일 본에서의 우울증의 탄생 (はじめに) (Kitanaka, J. Depression in Japan, Princeton University Press, 2012 の韓国語版 序章)사월의 책, 2023.

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Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • GRADUATION THESIS

    2024

  • BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 2

    2024

  • BASIC RESEARCH METHODS FOR HUMAN SCIENCES

    2024

  • ADVANCED STUDY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 1

    2024

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY2

    2024

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • BioSocieties

    2014.01
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    Present
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線III:家族・医療・政策」

    2009.06
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線II:国家、感染、バイオポリティクス」

    2009.01
  • 慶應義塾大学CARLS 哲学・文化人類学グループ公開シンポジウム 「医療人類学の最前線I:遺伝・神託・バイオテクノロジー」

    2009.01
  • 京都大学・慶應義塾大学COE合同シンポジウム 「心・病・文化-医療をめぐる文化と倫理」

    2009.01

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Academic Activities 【 Display / hide

  • 医療と人文社会科学の架橋に向けて36:Li Zhang先生・Alexandre White先生講演会

    慶應義塾大学医療人類学研究会, 

    2024.06

  • 医療と人文社会科学の架橋に向けて37:ハーバード大学栗山茂久先生講演会

    慶應義塾大学医療人類学研究会, 

    2024.05

  • Social Studies of Medicine in Asia. Social Studies of Medicine Writing and Publishing Workshop

    Junko Kitanaka and Zhiying Ma,  (The University of Chicago Hong Kong campus) , 

    2024.01

  • 医療と人文社会科学の架橋に向けて34:ジェレミー・グリーン先生ワークショップ

    慶應義塾大学医療人類学研究会, 

    2024.01

  • 医療と人文社会科学の架橋に向けて33:『ふつうの相談』『フーコーと精神医学』合評会

    慶應義塾大学医療人類学研究会, 

    2023.12

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2021.09
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    代議員, 日本文化人類学会

  • 2020.10
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    Present

    連携会員, 日本学術会議

  • 2020.04
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    Present

    『文化人類学』編集委員, 日本文化人類学会

  • 2019.09
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    2023.08

    パラダイムシフト調査班委員, 日本精神神経学会

  • 2018.11
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    Present

    editor, Cultural Anthropology, the American Anthropological Association

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