about

Mohácsi Gergely

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Osaka University 

 

This is an experimental site mostly about my research activities, my unfocused and eclectic interests in anthropologies, bodies, Japan, medicine, food, jazz, other/worlds and probably many other things that I encounter in the future. Most stuff is in English, but there you will find some things in Hungarian or Japanese (depending on the topic and my mood) representing my unremarkable life split between Hungarian origin, Japanese libido and English liminality. I am presently an assistant professor at Osaka University conducting research on the cultural impact of lifestyle diseases in contemporary Japan: the embodied cultural landscapes of technoscience and medicine in contemporary societies with a special focus on diabetes and the production of knowledges that surround it from eating habits in Hokkaido to global circuits of clinical research. In addition, I am developing a new project to investigate the co-constitution of things and values in the development and use of herbal medications in Japan and Southeast Asia. The website, therefore is primarily an outline and blueprint of my life and research that I’ve been doing over the past years in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka, Balatonfüred, Hanoi and elsewhere.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments about the contents of this page: mohacska [at] me [dot] com