search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Jennifer ROBERTSON

PF (1987), RF (2001)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Jennifer
Middle Name
 
Last Name
ROBERTSON
Sex
Female
Organization
University of Michigan
Title
Professor, Anthropology and History of Art
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
1310 Glendaloch Circle
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Zip Code
48104
Country
United States
Telephone
7349959006
Email
jennyrob@umich.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3545&sid=f5d4d9d91511bffec016eb34619cb785
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: Anthropology & Archaeology

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

Answer: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/jennifer.robertson Artwork: www.biwahamistudio.com

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (childhood in Japan, Cornell University, Gakushuin University)

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

Answer: NO

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

Answer: Funding from two Japan Foundation grants (1987, 2002) enabled me to complete research on two key projects: my second book, Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan (UCalif Press, 1998) and several articles on the Japanese eugenics movement.

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: 1) An annual workshop on current issues (e.g., robotics) or a workshop theme solicited and vetted; an online "edited volume" that could be downloaded. This would be a useful addition to teaching about Japan at multiple levels. 2) A blog for alums that would update members on current research in order to generate synergistic collaborations internationally.