search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Akiko TAKEYAMA

DF (2004)

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University of Kansas
Assistant Professor
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1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 611 Fraser
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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: Anthropology & Archaeology

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

Answer: With Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Fellowship, I am currently completing my book manuscript, Affect Economy: Neoliberal Class Struggle and Gender Politics in Tokyo Host Clubs, which is based my fieldwork, funded by Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, between 2004 and 2005. I have been also teaching Japan-related courses on gender, sexuality, class, consumerism, popular culture, and neoliberal globalization.

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

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

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: 2008
Field: Anthropology & Archaeology
University: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship guaranteed the completion of my doctoral dissertation, which led me to an assistant professorship at a research institute and also a book publication. The fieldwork I conducted in Japan became the backbone of my current research project and conceptual development.

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: It might good to have a symposium about where Japanese Studies are currently situated in the era of globalization and the "crisis" of representation, and where it goes. This would be very inclusive across multiple disciplines.