Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
Curator, Asia, Museum of Anthropology

Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura (中村冬日) is a socio-cultural anthropologist and obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2006. She holds a joint position of Curator, Asia at MOA and Assistant Professor in Asian Studies. Dr. Nakamura specializes in the anthropology of art, museum studies and material and visual culture studies. She has taught in these fields at the Australian National University and University of Tokyo, and curated exhibitions internationally prior to joining UBC in 2014. She regularly facilitates research visits to study MOA’s Asian collections including a significant Cantonese opera collection. Her most recent exhibition at MOA was A Future for Memory: Art and Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2021. Her publications include Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia (2017), which received an outstanding achievement award in the art research from the Canadian Museums Association in 2018 and Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation across Borders (2013), a recipient of the best anthology prize from the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand in 2014.

Full profile: