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Gregory Poole, PhD ― Professor

Gregory Poole first came to Japan in 1986 and before arriving at Doshisha held a number of posts at universities in the Kanto region, most recently as a professor of sociocultural anthropology in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.

Originally from New England, he grew up on eastern Long Island in the state of New York, obtaining a B.A. in Anthropology from Brown University, followed by graduate degrees in Linguistics and Japanese Studies from the Universities of Surrey and Sheffield, and a doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

His research and teaching interests lie in the fields of educational and linguistic anthropology – the intersection of language, education, and society.