Position: Affiliated Professor

MAIL: shimizuh [at]

Research Departments

Environmental Coexistence


Research Interests

・Globalization of indigenous people

Globalization of indigenous people
My reasearch topic is cultural politics amidst grass-roots globalization at an UNESCO World Heritage village of rice-terraces, northern Luzon. Since 1998 I have conducted brief fieldwork alomost every year between a week and a month in Hapao village, Ifugao porvince, which is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces. Their basic subsistence is rice terrace cultivation, swidden agriculture, and goverment employmentfor some. 180 villageres, about 10 % of total population have been abroad to 30 countried to work, and 3/4 are female as domestc helpers, care givers, factory workers etc. I analyse the background of outmigration and it impact for the villae.