E-mail: singer.jane.6e*kyoto-u.ac.jp (Replace * with @)
- Associate Professor, Environmental Education, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
- Ph.D., Global Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, January, 2015
- Master of International Affairs, Specialization in Economic and Political Development, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, USA, May 1983
Fields of Specialization
Migration and displacement, participatory development, education for sustainability
Selected Research Projects
- Principal investigator, JSPS Research Project (Challenging Exploratory): Evaluating Impacts and Community Resilience of Dam-displaced Indigenous Villages in Central Vietnam, 2011-2013.
- Co-investigator, JSPS Research Project (B Overseas): Tertiary Education for Sustainable Development Initiative (Principal investigator Prof. Tracey Gannon, GSGES), 2011-2014.
- Co-investigator, JSPS Research Project (B Overseas): Integrated Assessment of Post-Disaster Recovery of Coastal Communities (Principal investigator Prof. Andreas Neef, GSGES), 2012-2014.
- Collaborator, JSPS Research Project (B Overseas): Globalization and Plantations in Southeast Asia: Oil Palm Transforming Economy, Nature and Community (Principal investigator Prof. Hideki Hayashida, Doshisha University), 2014-2017.
- Principal investigator, JSPS Research Project (B Overseas): Intergenerational Impacts and Resilience of Transmigrant Communities in the Outer Islands of Indonesia, 2015-2018.
- Co-investigator, JSPS Research Project (B Overseas): Housing Reconstruction after Natural Disasters in Indonesia (Principal investigator Prof. Kenji Okazaki, GSGES), 2015-2018.
- Principal investigator, CoHHO Project: Comparing livelihood strategies between mountain and peri-urban resettlement communities in central Vietnam, 2015- 2018.
- Singer J. 2010. Biodiversity: Japan’s Satoyama and our shared future, Kyoto Journal No. 75, September 2010.
- Singer J., Hoang H., Mizuno K., and Kobayashi H. Future research on dam-induced displacement and community adaptation and resilience in the highlands of central Vietnam. GSGES Asian Platform Annual Report 2010, pp. 103-107.
- Singer J. Negotiating biodiversity: COP 10’s (modest) attempt to save life on Earth, Sansai: An Environmental Journal for the Global Community, No. 5, 2011.
- Singer J., Pham H. T. & Hoang H. Broadening stakeholder participation to improve outcomes for dam-forced resettlement in Vietnam. Water Resources and Rural Development, 4, 85-103, 2014.
- Singer J. & Hoang H. Participation in resettlement decision-making by dam-displaced villagers in central Vietnam. Asia Journal of Global Studies, 6(1), 16-29, 2014.
- Singer J. & Watanabe T. Reducing reservoir impacts and improving outcomes for dam‐forced resettlement: experiences in central Vietnam. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management, 19(3), 225-235, 2014.
- Singer J., Hoang H. & Ochiai C. Post-displacement community resilience: Considering the contribution of indigenous skills and cultural capital among ethnic minority Vietnamese. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 2015.
- Neef A. & Singer J. Development-induced displacement in Asia: conflicts, risks, and resilience. Development in Practice, 25(5), 601-611. (Co-editor of special section), 2015.
- Singer J. 開発による強制移住―経済成長が引き起こす犠牲とは？地球環境学のすすめVol. 3.東京：丸善出版, 2014.
- Price S. and Singer J., eds., Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change: Responses to Displacement from Asia Pacific. Oxford, UK: Routledge Publishers, 2015.
- Singer J. & Bird W. Pondering the right to return… and the right not to: Fukushima evacuees in limbo. In Price S. and Singer J., eds., Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change: Responses to Displacement from Asia Pacific. Oxford, UK: Routledge Publishers, 2015, 222-239.
- Singer J., Gannon T.J., Noguchi F., & Mochizuki Y., eds., Education for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering Resilient Communities after the Triple Disaster. Oxford, UK: Routledge Publishers, planned for 2016.
- Singer, J. and Hoang, H. 2011. Policy and implementation in the resettlement of ethnic minority communities displaced by hydropower dams in central Vietnam, WISC Third International Global Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 19, 2011.
- Singer, J. 2012. Participation and empowerment for dam-displaced indigenous minority villagers in central Vietnam, Asian Association for Global Studies Seventh Annual International Conference, Tokyo, Japan, March 19, 2012.
- Singer J. Broadening stakeholder participation to improve outcomes: Dam-induced resettlement in Vietnam, International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps, Oxford University. March 2013.
- Singer J. Post-displacement community resilience: Considering the contribution of indigenous skills and social capital, International Geographical Union 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference. August 2013.
- Singer J. The contribution of cultural capital to reconstruction of minority villages in central Vietnam. NZASIA 2013 Conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand. November 2013.
- Singer J. Co-host of session Responses to Displacement in Asia Pacific, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. July 2015.
- Singer J. Pondering the right to return and the right not to: Fukushima evacuees in limbo. International Geographical Union 2015 Moscow Regional Conference. August 2015.
Courses at Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies:
- Environmental Ethics and Environmental Education
- Migration and Displacement in Developing Nations
- Academic Writing Strategies
International Liberal Arts and Sciences courses:
- Introduction to Sustainable Development
- Introduction to Sociology
- Topics in Human Geography
- Human and Environmental Interactions