Faculty Directory - Graduate School [Division of Human Expression]

Name E-Mail/Personal Site Title Research Field/Research Interest
BANDO Hajime
(坂東 肇)
bando [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Professor Performance Practice, Performance History

Self-expression and Communication in Piano Performance

HIRAYOSHI Hiroko
(平芳 裕子)
hirahiro [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Associate Professor Fashion Theory

Representation of Women in Fashion Magazines

KISHIMOTO Yoshihiro
(岸本 吉弘)
yoshiki [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Painting Expression

Creation and Research of Contemporary Painting

NONAKA Tetsushi
(野中 哲士)
tetsushi [at] people.kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Associate Professor Cognitive Science, Ecological Psychology

Major research interests in processes of formation of action-environment linkage, flexibility of behavior, and the act of tool-use in humans and animals from perceptual, developmental, ecological, and evolutionary perspectives.

ODAKA Naoki
(小髙 直樹)
odaka [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Professor Kansei Science, Graphic Science, Cultural Studies

Processing of Vague Information in KANSEI Media
Cultural studies
Systematization of Constructive Descriptive Geometry

OHTA Misako
(大田 美佐子)
misaohta [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Music Aesthetics, History of Music

Musical theatre in the 20th century, modernism in music

OKAZAKI-SAKAUE Kana
(岡崎 香奈)
kanaokaz [at] people.kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Music Therapy, Clinical Improvisation

As a music therapist, I have been practicing and researching the effect of music with developmentally delayed children/adults, people with senile dementia, stroke patients, children and adults with various psychiatric illnesses over 25 years. My main approach is to use clinical improvisation in these settings. The students who would like to seek the possibility of music and clinical improvisation within educational, medical and welfare settings, are openly very welcome. You will be guided through introduction of various theories and practices, as well as the actual case presentations and workshops. Effective research methods in order to meet individual needs for writing theses will be carefully investigated.

SEKI Noriko
(関 典子)
n-seki [at] pegasus.kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Associate Professor Creation and Research on Contemporary Dance

An investigation of contemporary dance's nature (such as present and communication) by feedback between performance and research.

TABATA Akeo
(田畑 暁生)
akehyon [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Professor Socio-Informatics

Socio-Informatics
Media Studies

TAMURA Fumio
(田村 文生)
bunsay [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Associate Professor Music Composition and Arrangement Analysis of Art Music after the 20th Century

Analysis of music after the 20 century, and exploration of new music expression in various media

TANI Masato
(谷 正人)
tanimasato [at] people.kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicological Research on the Concept of “Improvisation” in Iranian Music

TSUKAWAKI Jun
(塚脇 淳)
*to leave in March, 2018
juntamba [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Professor Modern sculpture

Research and education of the abstract sculpture since about 20th century

UMEMIYA Hiromitsu
(梅宮 弘光)
umemiya [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Professor Architectural History

Modernism in Japanese Architecture