Division of Human Expression


Name E-Mail/Personal Site Title Research Field/Research Interest
(平芳 裕子)
hirahiro [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
Associate Professor Fashion Theory

Fashion in Modern and Cotemporary Culture

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

Creation and Research of Contemporary Painting

NONAKA Tetsushi
(野中 哲士)
tetsushi [at] people.kobe-u.ac.jp
Personal Site
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.

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

(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.

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

Media Studies

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

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

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

History of Modern Architecture