Mari Miyamoto is a social anthropologist based at Keio University who works across the fields of South Asian Studies, environmental anthropology and political anthropology. She is a former Newton International Fellow of British Academy working at the SOAS South Asia Institute, London and the incumbent full-time lecturer of Keio University, Japan. She has analyzed diverse processes of cultural interpretations of global political issues such as democracy as well as environmental conservation, in people’s everyday lives. Her current interest lies in plural interpretations of secularism and religious integration in Bhutan as a multi religious society in the Himalaya. She obtained her Ph.D. from Kyoto University in the field of political anthropology working on cultural politics of environmentalism in contemporary Bhutan for which she did intensive ethnographic fieldwork in Bhutan and has published widely on issues related to environment, religion and democracy.