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Dr Manami Goto

Honorary Research Fellow

Manami Goto is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and an honorary research fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Her main areas of interest are dress, material culture, oral history, and the rituals of women in the Persian Gulf. Manami holds a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter, and her thesis focused on the female face mask and its relation to socio-cultural identities in the coastal cities of southern Iran and the eastern Arabian Peninsula. She is currently researching the dress politics of the Gulf Arab states, analysing how migrant Iranian women have utilised different types of dress to express their sense of belonging, integrate into society, and reject certain social norms imposed on them.

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Research interests

Manami's main areas of interest are dress, material culture, oral history, and the rituals of women in the Persian Gulf. 

Biography

EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

9/2015-3/2019

 

 

Master of Gulf Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

9/2013-6/2015

 

 

Bachelor of Law, Jurisprudential department, Seikei University, Japan

 

4/2007-3/2011

PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme (Stage 1 & 2), University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

9/2017-11/2017

 

 

Shia Islamic Studies, The University of Religious and Denominations, Qom, Iran

8/2016-9/2016

 

 

Persian language: Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute & International Center for Persian Studies, University of Tehran, Iran

4/2016-8/2016

7/2015-8/2015

 

 

International Relations: conflict, security and peace (International Summer School), University of Exeter, The United Kingdom

7/2014

 

 

Arabic Language Study for Non-Native Speaker, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

9/2012-6/2013

 

 

Arabic As A Second Language, Language Center, Kuwait University

10/2011-8/2012

 

 

International Relations (Undergraduate), University of Oregon, The United States of America

 

4/2009-11/2009

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

 

4/2019-3/2022

Doctoral Studentship Award for Gulf Studies, University of Exeter

9/2015-8/2018

 

 

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) Arts Grant for Exhibition, University of Exeter

3/2018-9/2018

 

 

IAIS Funding for Conference Attendance, University of Exeter

6/2018

 

 

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2017/18

2/2018-3/2018

 

 

Additional Research Allowance, College of Social Sciences & International Studies (SSIS), University of Exeter

12/2017

 

 

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2016/17

2/2017-4/2017

 

 

Shi’a Intensive Course Fellowship

8/2016-9/2016

 

 

Santander Postgraduate Research Award 2015/16

3/2016-7/2016

 

 

Additional Research Allowance, SSIS, University of Exeter

5/2016

 

 

Prince Al-Waleed Furthering Understanding Award 2015/16

3/2016-4/2016

 

 

Qatar University Student Grant

11/2014-6/2015

 

 

Arabic Programme for Non-Native Speakers Scholarship, Qatar University

9/2012-6/2013

 

 

Arabic Language Institute Scholarship, Kuwait University

 

10/2011-8/2012

AWARDS

 

 

The second-place award in the Poster Award for Young Researchers, Japan

 

Best Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Poster/ Most Innovative Poster in Postgraduate Research Showcase 2018, University of Exeter

 

12/2019

 

5/2018

The third place for Tweet Your Thesis competition in Postgraduate Research Showcase 2018, University of Exeter

 

5/2018

The first-place award in Arts in the CAS Graduate Students’ Research Poster Competition, Qatar University

 

6/2015

The first place in the GCC Days Poster Competition, Qatar University

 

4/2015

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