SHIMIZU Hiromu is a Japanese cultural anthropologist and Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University. He began teaching as Lecturer at the University of Tokyo, and served at Kyushu University as Assistant Professor in 1985. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Tokyo in 1987 for his thesis titled “Change and Sustainability: Accepting Events in the Society of Pinatubo Aeta” (trans.). He was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Comparative Social Culture, Kyushu University, in 1994, and took up his current position at Kyoto University in 2006. He has received prestigious awards including the Award of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (2016) and the Japan Academy Award (2017).