Manami GOTO PhD
Manami GOTO is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.
Manami's latest article is "Representing the Emirati Nation through Burquʿ: Local Identity or Imagined Community?" The Arabian Peninsula: History, Culture, and Society, pp.67-91. Tokyo: The University of Tokyo Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, 2021.
Manami has curated exhibitions on the woman’s face mask in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter (2018) and at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2020).
Manami has been conducting fieldwork on both sides of the Gulf and India since 2014 and through visiting 19 countries in the MENA region, she has also developed in-depth knowledge of the region’s socio-politics, culture, religion and languages.