Born 1977 in Nordrhein Westfalen/ Germany
MA in Japanese Studies, European and East-Asian Art History at Trier University and Berlin Free University 1997-2004. 1999-2000 university scholarship at Osaka Gakuin University in Japan. 2001-2002 DAAD scholarship at Tokyo University. 2004-2007 professional experience as a Coordinator for International Relations with Bungoono City Hall/ Japan supported by the JET-Programme on behalf of the Japanese Ministry for Education. 2007-2011 doctoral fellowship at the International Graduate School "Civil Society in Transition. Japan and Germany in Comparison" at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and University of Tokyo. In summer semester 2009 lecturer at MLU's Institute for Political Science and Japanese Studies. Receiving Martin-Luther-Certification for her Ph.D.-thesis in 2012. Since 2013 professional activity as Japan-related specialist for a Munich-based private company. Lecturer with Institute for Political Science at Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen/ Germany in winter semester 2019/ 20 and summer semester 2021. Since 2019 associated researcher in the ERC research project "Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals".

Areas of Specialization

Representation and Agency, Intersectionality, Art Politics in Japan 1931-1945

Publications (selection)

‚Sorry, we’re homogeneous.‘ Commitments to plurality and exclusive concepts of ethnic and cultural homogeneity in Japan and Germany. In: Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, 2013.
Vertraute Fremde. Akzeptanz in der Integrationsförderung von MigrantInnen in Japan und Deutschland. VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, 2012.
‚Wareware‘ to ‚tasha‘ no aida no kabe wo tou. In: Tokyo University IGK Working Paper Series No. 3, 2009, p. 3-17.
Kyôtsûten wo sagaseba. In: Jichitai Kokusaika Foramu No. 206, 2006, p. 38-39.
Kunstgenuss im Dienste der Propaganda. Die ‚Ausstellung Altjapanischer Kunst‘ in Berlin 1938. In: Ostasiatische Zeitschrift No. 8, 2004, p. 22-32.