Satoko Fujiwara is Chair/Professor of the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Letters/Graduate School of the Humanities and Sociology, at the University of Tokyo. She received a Ph.D. in the History of Religions from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and is now the Secretary General of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). Her latest English publication is “Practicing Belonging?: Non-religiousness in Twenty-First Century Japan,” in the Journal of Religion in Japan.
"Diversity often lets us realize that we have limited our scope with no deliberation," writes Satoko Fujiwara in this response to Episode 332. "Regarding the study of Japanese religions," she continues, "diversity is even more necessary because scholars in the field have largely consisted of only two groups: Japanese scholars and white Westerners. It is too often as if only “white” scholars have the freedom to study anything and everything."