search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Denis GAINTY

DF (2006)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Georgia State University
Assistant Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
Department of History, GSU
Address 2 (optional)
Box 4117
Zip Code
United States
404 413 5111
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: History

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

Answer: Assistant professor of world history with east asia/japan focus at research university. Teaching 2/2 load of world history undergrad and graduate courses; advising MA and PhD students; research and writing. I'm currently shopping around my manuscript for my first book.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (University of Pennsylvania)

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

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 2007
Field: Other
University: University of Pennsylvania

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

Answer: It was absolutely central to my dissertation research; without the fellowship (not just financial but logistical and personal support) I would have languished under a lesser grant (I declined Fulbright-Hays and SSRC in favor of the Japan Foundation grant). My primary research for my dissertation was conducted during my fellowship period, and I was also able to make important personal/academic contacts with Japanese colleagues. All in all, it was of tremendous importance.

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: In addition to the obvious (listserves, email contact, etc.) I'd be interested in attending events at major conferences. I'd also like to see a list of Japan Foundation fellow publications. I'd also, now that I think of it, enjoy talking with other Fellows about their experiences as young scholars writing and publishing - in whatever medium. Thanks so much.