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Interview with Alisa Freedman, Research Award Recipient 2019

Each year, the recipients of the 20th Century Japan Research Awards visit the University of Maryland to use the materials in the Gordon W. Prange Collection.  They often spend a week or more on campus.  They are interviewed at the end of their stay about their research experience.

One of the two recipients of the award for 2018-2019 is Alisa Freedman, Professor of Japanese Literature, Cultural Studies, and Gender at the University of Oregon. Her research topic is, “New Women for Democratic Japan: Rise of the Japanese University Student​ in the Occupation Era.” 

We asked Professor Freedman the following interview questions:

  1. How did you learn about the research award, and why did you apply for it?
  2. What motivated you to focus on this research topic?
  3. Which materials in the Prange Collection left the biggest impression on you?
  4. How would you describe the research experience at the University of Maryland Libraries?
  5. Do you have any suggestions for fellow researchers using the collection?

Curious about how she responded?  Click the document below!


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