search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Gregory DVORAK

RF (2008)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Gregory
Middle Name
Eric
Last Name
DVORAK
Sex
Male
Organization
Hitotsubashi University
Title
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
103 New Heights, 3-9-9 Hatagaya
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Shibuya-ku
State
Tokyo
Zip Code
151-0072
Country
Japan
Telephone
+81-80-2050-8015
Email
dreggles@gmail.com
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3459&sid=01e2c5b10a7e5d88e8c4f08813d9c49b
Questions:
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: www.gregdvorak.com I am currently working on reinvigorating the links between the islands of Japan and Micronesia in a Toyota Foundation-funded project entitled "Transoceania: Pacific Approaches to Empire, War, and Globalization Between the Islands of Japan and Micronesia," a project that will hopefully lead to the expansion of Pacific Islands Studies in Japan and a rethinking of the field of "Japan Studies" to include more postcolonial consideration of Oceania beyond Asia. This is a big theme in my teaching as well, and I lecture at the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, and other schools in addition to my main position in the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Waseda University and Princeton University)

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: Japan Foundation helped me to network more broadly, helped to endorse my research at the national level in Japan, and supported me as I was transitioning from my PhD work to my postdoctoral phase, moving back to Tokyo after studying in the US and Australia for many years.

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: