Leiden University, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
Andrew Littlejohn is an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of Leiden University. His teaching specialties include political ecology and environmental anthropology, qualitative methods, ethnographic media (particularly sonic ethnography), and the anthropology of Japan. Prior to joining Leiden, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 2017. The core question motivating his current research is how to live sustainably in a world damaged by both intensifying hazards and the technologies we develop to mitigate them. His book project, based on 16 months of fieldwork funded by the Japan Foundation, examines these issues in the context of Japan’s 2011 tsunami and its aftermath. Alongside his teaching and research, he produces works of audiovisual media with a particular focus on the ethnographic and documentary possibilities of sound recording.
LITTLEJOHN, A. (2021). Ruins for the future. American Ethnologist, 48(1), 7-21. doi: 10.1111/amet.13006
Littlejohn, A. (2021). The potential of intangible loss: reassembling heritage and reconstructing the social in post‐disaster Japan. Social Anthropology. doi: 10.1111/1469-8676.13095
Littlejohn, Andrew. 2020. “Dividing Worlds.” Social Analysis 64 (1): 24–43. https://doi.org/10.3167/sa.2020.640102.
Littlejohn A.L. (19 October 2018), The Price of Safety: Understanding Anti-Seawall Sentiment in Post-Tsunami Japan. Leiden Anthropology Blog. Leiden University: Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology [blog entry]. https://www.leidenanthropologyblog.nl/articles/the-price-of-safety#comments
Bestor T., Littlejohn A., Luo J., Murray A., Song G., Jiang S.X., Chen C., Endo K., Iwamura T., Hiraoka Y., Mazereeuw M., Margul J., Mori S., Milner S., Saladino N., Tajima T., Kumaki H., Tsugawa Y. & Senju H. (2012), The Sanriku Project. Boston: Harvard for Japan. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/77833