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Esta Tina OTTMAN(エスタ ティナ オットマン)

職名准教授
主な担当科目英語関連科目
所属コース名アジア・太平洋コース
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Esta Tina OTTMAN

学生へのメッセージ

 All learning is enquiry, the raising of questions and of reflective critical consciousness – including the learning of other languages and exposure to target cultures and other ways of seeing, thinking and doing. In this spirit, I am delighted to welcome new students to the Faculty of Global and Regional Studies. Here, over four years, you will learn to think from a truly connected, interdisciplinary and global perspective, and to know the necessity for mutual understanding and tolerance, including the value of language and communication skills for intercultural competence.

 With these tools you will be able to take your place in society with confidence, where you will contribute your unique understanding to the resolution of current issues, and make a difference for a more peaceful, compassionate world.

プロフィール(経歴、趣味、等)

 I hail from Manchester, U.K., the daughter of a German Jewish Kindertransport refugee, and have been educated at Oxford University, Teachers (Columbia University), and Bradford University. I have worked in Israel/Palestine (as a journalist and editor) but the bulk of my 21-year teaching experience has been at Japanese universities (including Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University and Kwansei Gakuin University) largely in environments that emphasize educating students for a global citizenship, such as international relations departments and social studies faculties.

研究内容

 My background is broadly in the field of Middle East studies (particularly the Israel-Palestine issue, and comparative politics in the MENA region) and peace studies. My ongoing research investigates the intellectual history of the highly contested notion of trauma, and its dynamic expansion into multiple discourses and fields. In its socio-psychological manifestation, as ‘collective trauma’, it is hypothesized as an inhibitor of political engagement and dialogue at quite fundamental levels, causing longstanding conflicts to become catastrophically frozens, prolonging the cycle of violence and resulting in further trauma induced by the absence of peace.

  • Research: Peace studies, collective trauma, Middle East