"Earthlings are a most peculiar breed."
- Title: Doctoral Researcher
- Primary affiliation: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London;
- Secondary affiliation: The Earth Chapter, The Intergalactic Mission for the Studies of the Social Forms of Carbon-Based Life.
- Field of study: Social Sciences and Languages
- Area of study: East and Southeast Asia.
- Teaching: Anthropology, Sociology, Social Theory, Japanese and Thai
- Interests: research methods in social sciences; teaching social theory and the philosophy of science; the social life of money and finance; urban ethnography; "depth psychology", understanding the human condition; teaching Japanese grammar; Thai idioms.
- Current write-up: the lived experiences and identities of Japanese transnational migrants in Bangkok.
- Working proficiency in: English, Japanese, Thai, Russian, Dutch. As an afterglow of my linguistic training, I'm a big dialect buff. Kansai, Isarn and Cantonese are by far my favourites.
- Decent reading comprehension and limited fluency in: Chinese, Laotian, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian.
- Professional skills: research and dissertation mentoring; cross-cultural training; group therapy facilitation; project management.
- Contact: artour.mitski @ soas.ac.uk.