search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Seth JACOBOWITZ

DF (2000)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Seth
Middle Name
David
Last Name
JACOBOWITZ
Sex
Male
Organization
San Francisco State University
Title
Assistant Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
531 Humanities
Address 2 (optional)
1600 Holloway Ave
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Zip Code
94132
Country
United States
Telephone
6466730307
Email
sjacob@sfsu.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3956&sid=bdb948ad258185c226c8185fe67cdd9f
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:  

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

Answer: Assistant Professor of Humanities

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

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Columbia U, followed by Fulbright to Nagoya U.)

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: 2006
Field: Literature
University: Cornell

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

Answer: It was instrumental for dissertation research, building a network of colleagues in Japan and developing broader knowledge of contemporary Japanese culture (which was not the subject of my dissertation, but has become one of the areas I teach).

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: Allow for opportunities to network and exchange information. I am particularly interested in countering the increasing emphasis on China at the expense of Japan in American academic and policy decision-making.