search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - MARGARET H. CHILDS

DF (1980)

Fellow Information:
First Name
MARGARET H.
Middle Name
 
Last Name
CHILDS
Sex
Female
Organization
University of Kansas
Title
Associate Professor of Japanese
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Address 2 (optional)
EALC, 2118 Wescoe
City
Lawrence
State
KS
Zip Code
66047
Country
United States
Telephone
785 864-9128
Email
mgchilds@ku.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3748&sid=bb40346fe9fac887194cd0d19018f60c
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 teach Elementary Japanese and courses on Japanese literature. I am also chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

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

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

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: 1983
Field: Literature
University: University of Pennsylvania

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

Answer: I used the Fellowship to conduct dissertation research at Kyoto University. That opportunity was absolutely essential to being able to write a dissertation. Living in Japan for those 20 months also gave me the chance to develop my Japanese language skills to the level necessary to succeed as a teacher and a scholar.

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: