search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Ann SHERIF

RF (2003)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Ann
Middle Name
 
Last Name
SHERIF (changed from SHERIF, Ann)
Sex
Female
Organization
Oberlin College
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
2261 Delaware Drive
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Cleveland Heights
State
OH
Zip Code
44016
Country
United States
Telephone
216-791-7840
Email
Ann.Sherif@oberlin.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3236&sid=867bbde362c857b9c4436fb8abeef626
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: B. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at another kind of organization.

Field of Study: Literature

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I teach Japanese language, literature, and culture at a 4-year liberal arts college (so I didn't check "university" in #1). I also research and publish in the fields of Japanese literature, criticism, and film, and translate from Japanese to English.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: YES

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: Thanks to the 2004 Japan Foundation Fellowship, I was able to complete research and write a book Japan's Cold War (Columbia University Press, 2009). I also made many invaluable connections with Japanese scholars.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: The state of Japanese Studies and the future, given changing global politics and the economy.