search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Jonathan ZWICKER

DF (2000), SF (2004)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Jonathan
Middle Name
Elias
Last Name
ZWICKER
Sex
Male
Organization
University of Michigan
Title
Associate Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
5147 S. Thayer Building
Address 2 (optional)
University of Michigan
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Zip Code
48105
Country
United States
Telephone
734-769-9651
Email
jzwicker@umich.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3596&sid=1fe70366b99db2603d5ce79d30a50b8a
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: Literature

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

Answer: I am currently teaching Japanese studies at the University of Michigan where I have taught since 2002. My current research focuses on the theater of the 19th century and I am writing a book on that subject.

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

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

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: 2002
Field: Literature
University: Columbia Univeristy

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

Answer: My doctoral dissertation fellowship was critical to me; it supported the research of my dissertation, allowing me to work full time on the dissertation in Tokyo for a year. The short term research fellowship also came at an important time for me as it allowed me to finish the final revisions for my book. Both fellowships were absolutely critical to my career.

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 think an internet forum would be a very good idea. I would be interested in hearing more about it as ideas are developed.