search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Deborah SHAMOON

DF (2003), RF (2009)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
205 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Address 2 (optional)
Notre Dame
Zip Code
United States
*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: Literature

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 modern Japanese literature, film, and popular culture at the University of Notre Dame, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (UC Berkeley)

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: 2005
Field: Literature
University: UC Berkeley

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

Answer: I received 2 Japan Foundation grants, one in 2003-2004 while I was writing my doctoral dissertation, and one in 2009 while I was doing research on my book for tenure. The research I did on both trips was crucial to advancing my academic career. I would not have been able to complete my PhD or attain tenure without support for my research from the Japan Foundation.

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: It would be useful to be in touch with other scholars in related fields. It would also be useful to have more networking between fellows during the term of the grant in Japan.