Moe Terao is a Specially Appointed Research Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Humanities of Kagoshima University. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
She has been studying rural society in western Mongolia, especially on ritual and social interactions held in wedding rituals, visiting-receiving customs in Mongolia, and conversations in everyday lives.
Currently, she is interested in how the intimacy of the house is fluctuate because of the visit of others, and how traditional social interactions have changed following the increased exclusivity of the households due to COVID-19 and other social changes in contemporary rural Mongolia. Also, she is interested in the private business of transportation in rural Mongolia and considering how COVID-19 has affected people participating in these businesses, especially in the areas near Customs.