Dr Jennifer Guest
Fellow in Japanese
Associate Professor of Japanese (classical literature)
I grew up in western New York state, in a family of very recent immigrants from the UK – which may have contributed to my fascination with languages and their diverse varieties. After an undergraduate degree in linguistics at Yale, I spent a year studying Chinese in Beijing, and then completed a PhD in Japanese literature at Columbia University. As part of that degree, I spent several years as a researcher at Waseda University in Tokyo and completed an MA there through their double-degree exchange program. I took up my current post in Oxford in 2013.