search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Matthew MARR,

DF (2003)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Florida International University
Assistant Professor
Contact Address:
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Address 1
1001 7th Street APT 205
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Miami Beach
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United States
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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: Sociology

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

Answer: Matthew Marr (UCLA Ph.D. °«07) is an assistant professor of sociology for the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies and the Asian Studies Program at Florida International University. Marr°«s research focuses on the process of exiting homelessness in Japanese and American cities, exploring how it is shaped by contexts operating at multiple levels of social analysis, from the global to the individual. His research employs multiple methods, including longitudinal interviews, participant observation, and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis. He has recently published articles in Cities, Urban Geography, and Housing Policy Debate. He plans to continue researching urban poverty and marginality in Japan and the U.S. from a global, comparative perspective, looking at the ground level effects of policy change. He teaches courses on Japanese society, research methods, and urban sociology.

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Nagoya University via Monbusho One Year Course in 1993-1994)

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: 2007
Field: Sociology
University: UCLA

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

Answer: It has been crucial for my research and teaching about Japan.

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.