search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Ikuyo NAKAGAWA

DF (2009)

Fellow Information:
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Graduate Center, City University of New York
Ph.D. Candidate in Art History
Contact Address:
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222 East 89th Street, Apt. 18
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New York
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United States
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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: Art History

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

Answer: I continue working on my dissertation on the Japanese-born painter, Tsuguharu Foujita (planned to be complete 2011-12) while teaching art history as adjunct lecturer (College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ, Fall 2010; NYU's Paul McGhee Division, Fall 2011).

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

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

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

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: NO

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

Answer: It enabled me to complete all research that I had to conduct in Japan for my dissertation, through which I also became familiar with regular research procedure and academic practice/activities in Japan that are indeed quite different from how we conduct things in American institutions. During my fellowship period, I was also able to explore Japanese art from all periods, going beyond the subject of my dissertation - this gives me much confidence in and opens up possibilities for my teaching Japanese and Asian art history, in addition to my primary field, which is Modern/20th century art (not limited to the West but conventionally Western-centered).

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: I would be very interested in workshops or meetings, perhaps on a small intimate scale, where we can exchange ideas and reports on ongoing research, teaching issues, methodologies, etc.