About Me


I am lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

For those of you who are interested in such things, here is a little of my background.  My home town is Northampton, but thankfully I escaped to Hong Kong straight after school. Smitten with Asia, I ended up doing a degree in Japanese and Education studies at Oxford Brookes and Kitakyshu University, and spent a further two years teaching and translating in Gifu, Japan. After having a lot of fun I decided it was time to get back to some study. Thankfully I got onto the IR programme at Royal Holloway, where I stayed for a PhD.

My research interests include: Japanese contemporary society with a particular emphasis on film and television; constructivist social theory; border theory; political theory; application of Wittgenstein to social sciences; the politics of belonging.


One response to “About Me

  1. Steven

    I stumbled across this website when bored at work (who’d have thought a search for “Chris+Perkins+Gifu” would have struck paydirt?) – unfortunately I had to give up reading it after you used “ontological and epistemological”.

    Glad to see you’ve got a photo of me at karaoke though…

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