Dr. Jason Danely completed his PhD in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. Before joining Brookes in 2014, Dr. Danely held teaching posts at Rhode Island College and Grand Valley State University (USA), and received Postdoctoral Fellowships from The Center on Age and Community (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Kyoto University). His research expertise relates to ageing and care in Japan, where he has at various times taught, studied, performed theatre, travelled, meditated and raised children, over the last twenty years.
Dr. Danely has expertise on the cultural dimensions of ageing, caring, family relations, and everyday ritual practices in Japan. In 2015, he was one of 35 scholars from around the world to be awarded a two-year Enhancing Life Project Grant to conduct a cross-cultural comparative study of family carers of older adults in Japan and the UK. In 2018, he was awarded an SSRC Abe Fellowship for his research on older ex-offender resettlement in Japan and the U.K. Dr. Danely Is chair of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Commission on Aging and the Life Course, and has led research networks on ageing across the world.
Dr. Danely is interested in supervising postgraduate work in psychological and medical anthropology, ageing and the life course, care, religious and ritual practice, issues surrounding frailty, death and dying, incarceration and care of criminalised older people.
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is lead by another Institution
- Sasakawa Studentship 2021 (01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022), funded by: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, funding amount received by Brookes: £10,000
Danely J, 'The limits of dwelling and the unwitnessed death'
Cultural Anthropology 34 (2) (2019) pp.213-239
ISSN: 0886-7356 eISSN: 1548-1360Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Pickard S, Cluley V, Danely J, Laceulle H, Leon-Salas J, Vanhoutte B, Romero-Ortuno R, 'New horizons in frailty: the contingent, the existential and the clinical'
Age and Ageing 48 (4) (2019) pp.466-471
ISSN: 0002-0729 eISSN: 1468-2834Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Danely J, 'Carer narratives of fatigue and endurance in Japan and England'
Subjectivity 10 (4) (2017) pp.411-426
ISSN: 1755-6341 eISSN: 1755-635XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Danely J, 'A Watchful Presence: Aesthetics of Well-Being in a Japanese Pilgrimage'
Ethnos 82 (1) (2017) pp.165-192
ISSN: 0014-1844 eISSN: 1469-588XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Danely J, 'Affect, Infrastructure, and Vulnerability: Making and breaking Japanese eldercare'
Medicine Anthropology Theory 3 (2) (2016) pp.198-222
ISSN: 2405-691XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Danely J, 'Hope in an Ageing Japan: Transience and transcendence'
Contemporary Japan 28 (1) (2016) pp.13-31
ISSN: 1869-2737Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Teaching and supervision
- ANTH4004 Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture
- ANTH5001 Personhood Gender and the Body in Contemporary Japan
- ANTH6002 Minorities and Marginality: Class and Conflict in Japan
- ANTH6010 Culture and Care
Currently accepting Masters by Research or MPhil/PhD research students