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Hirofumi Katsuno

Visiting Scholar, April 2021 - March 2022


Dr. Hirofumi Katsuno is an associate professor of anthropology and media studies in the Faculty of Social Studies at Doshisha University, Kyoto. He obtained a PhD in anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi. His primary research interest is the socio-cultural impact of new media technologies, particularly focusing on the formation of imagination, agency and presence in technologically mediated environments in the age of AI and robotics. He is a co-organizer of the ethnographic research project Model Emotion ( and a co-investigator of the international joint research project, Rule of Law in the Age of AI: Distributive Principles of Legal Liability for Multi-Species Societies, funded by UKRI (UK) and JST (Japan). 

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