Assoc Prof Timothy D. Amos
Department of Japanese Studies
B.A. (Hons) (Griffith), M.Ed. (Akita), M.A. (Tohoku), Ph.D. (ANU)
Tel: (65) 6516-6089
Office: AS8 05-04
Timothy D. Amos is Associate Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He moved to Singapore after being awarded his doctorate in 2006. Born in Australia, he moved to Japan in 1995 as a Monbusho Scholarship student after completing his undergraduate studies at Griffith University. He studied and worked in various cities in the Tohoku region before returning to Australia to commence his Ph.D. at the Australian National University in 2002.
His research primarily focuses on questions of human rights, marginality, and social stratification in Japan from the early modern period through to the present. His monograph Embodying Difference: The Making of Burakumin in Modern Japan (University of Hawai’i Press / Navayana, 2011) explores the problem of Buraku identity in Japan. His more recent writings explore various diverse aspects of Japanese history such as pre-modern genealogy construction (2013), the formation of household registers (2014), urban spatial transformation in Tokyo (2015), and human rights activism in relation to new communication technologies (2015).