Research Associate & PhD Student

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Areas of Research

  • Religion in Japan
  • Coping and socio-religious transformational processes after catastrophe / disaster studies (3.11 / Fukushima in Tohoku, Japan)
  • Religion and space
  • Sacred architecture in the urban environment (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) in transformation
  • Religious discourses on sexuality / queer studies
  • Religion in popular culture 
  • since 2020 – PhD project, working title:
    »Religious Space and the Invisible – understanding socio-spatial arrangements in Japanese churches«
  • 2019 – M.A. – Study of Religion (RUB)
  • 2017 – B.A. – Study of Religion & Japanese Studies (RUB & Fukushima University / 福島大学)

WS 2021/2022:

MA-Seminar: Resonating Religion: About the Intersection of Music and Religion

BA/MA-Seminar: Religion im gegenwärtigen Japan (Religion in contemporary Japan)

SoSe 2021:

BA/MA-Seminar: From Jedi Knights, Monster Hunting Cowgirls and a Teenage Witch – Religion in der Populärkultur
Team-Teaching with Anna Kira Hippert


  • „Recreating Communal Ties: Shinto and Christian Communities in Fukushima after 3.11“ at the workshop „Current status of Japanese Studies in Europe: from the point of view of the young researchers of social sciences“ (01.-02. Nov. 2019) of the European Center for Japanese Studies in Alsace (CEEJA), Kientzheim (France).
  •  „Feldforschung in Japan“ ("Fieldwork in Japan"), International Evening at CERES, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • „Pray for Japan — Religion in Zeiten von Erdbeben, Tsunami und atomarem Meltdown“ at the panel „Japanforschung“ at Connichi in Kassel (06. -09. Sept. 2019)
  • "Japanese Popculture in Germany: The Influence of Manga, Anime and J-music and the German reaction", presentation for students of the Global Leaders Program from Hitotsubashi University at Ruhr-University Bochum (03. Sept. 2014)


Podcast about our Children's book: Melting Pod (09/2021)

Forschungsaufenthalt in Fukushima, Japan

Austauschjahr in Fukushima, Japan (2014-2015)

  • Lippische Landeszeitung, 10.11.2015. LZ Bericht.

Research Associate of Center for Religious Studies and SaWa

Associate Lecturer of CERES Teaching

Associated of CRC 1475 „Metaphors of Religion“

Member of Studienbeirat

PhD Student of CERES Early Career Researchers' Program