search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - LAURA HEIN

DF (1983)

Fellow Information:
First Name
LAURA
Middle Name
ELIZABETH
Last Name
HEIN
Sex
Female
Organization
Northwestern University
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
1881 SHeridan Road, Department of History
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Evanston
State
IL
Zip Code
60201
Country
United States
Telephone
773-255-7505
Email
l-hein@northwestern.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3685&sid=2896977e430c13f1d55a73f2051c5f9f
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: http://www.history.northwestern.edu/people/hein.html most recent books: Co-edited (with Rebecca Jennison) Imagination Without Borders: Visual Artist Tomiyama Taeko and Social Responsibility, Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, September 2010. Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in 20th Century Japan. University of California Press and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Press, 2004. Japanese edition from Iwanami Press:理性ある人びと力ある言葉ーー大内兵衛グループと行動、東京: 岩波書店、2007年7月。

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

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (Japan Foundation course for training teachers)

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: 1986
Field: History
University: University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

Answer: It gave me a second year in Japan to do Ph.D. research which I needed---i.e. it made it possible for me to have a career as a professor. My university would/could not have provided the resources.

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: Because the fellows are global rather than just bilateral US-Japan, something that focuses on that global network would be interesting.