search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - SUSAN MATISOFF

PF (1976), PF (1985)

Fellow Information:
First Name
SUSAN
Middle Name
 
Last Name
MATISOFF
Sex
Female
Organization
UC Berkeley
Title
Professor of Japanese, Emerita
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Address 2 (optional)
3414 Dwinelle Hall, University of California
City
Berkeley
State
CA
Zip Code
94707
Country
United States
Telephone
510-524-8695
Email
matis@berkeley.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3722&sid=5aa12f771a58fd7e9e6acb5fa641236e
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: Retired from teaching, but continuing research in Medieval and Early Modern Japanese literature and theater.

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

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

Answer: Provided crucial financial support and the opportunity to spend time in Japan. Connections with other fellows and the Foundation facilitated academic contacts in Japan. Received two grants, both before tenure, and after tenure.

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: If this is an expensive enterprise, I think it is of less value than direct scholarly support for research.