The Quarter Speaks Out: Women in Japanese Academia
Out of the 5,351 foreign full-time university teachers in Japan, only 967 are women (Huang, 2018). This eight-women panel addresses personal and professional issues influencing the careers of women teaching English in Japanese universities. These issues include career-building, balancing personal and professional lives, being in the minority, workplace harassment, and membership in professional communities. In addition to providing mentorship and inspiration, the panelists will invite the audience to be active participants in this innovative forum.
In this video, Kathleen Brown provides a short introduction to "Foreign Female English Teachers in Japanese Higher Education: Narratives From Our Quarter" (Nagatomo, Brown & Cook (eds.), 2020), and introduces several JALT2020 presentations by authors included in that volume. This video is actually a series of clips from Dr. Brown's much longer introduction to this book during a Fukuoka JALT panel discussion on October 31, 2020.