Employment and research experience

since 09/2019 Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Associate professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences

since 04/2019 Stuttgart Media University, Germany
Research Fellow, Web-based Information Systems and Services, Faculty of Information and Communication

01/2015 – 09/2019    Leipzig University, Germany
W1 Juniorprofessor (assistant professor) of “Japan in the age of new and digital media”, Institute of East Asian Studies

04/2016 – 03/2017     Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Visiting professor, delivering a lecture (15 units) on “ビデオゲームの政治性 [Videogames as political media]”

08/2014 – 10/2014     Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, The Netherlands
Postdoc in the NWO funded project Beyond Utopia (Prof. Chris Goto Jones)

08/2010 – 08/2014     Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, The Netherlands
PhD student (employee status) in the NWO funded VICI-project Beyond Utopia (Prof. Chris Goto Jones), 08/2010 – 04/2011 and 05/2012 – 09/2014

05/2011 – 04/2012     University of Tokyo, Japan
research fellow with Prof. Yoshimi Shun’ya (Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)


08/2014     PhD in Humanities at Leiden University, supervised by Prof. Chris Goto-Jones (Leiden University), and Dr. Florian Schneider (Leiden University)
Thesis entitled Disruptive Conflicts in Computopic Space: Japanese Sf Videogames as Sources of Otherness and Radical Political Imagination defended on Aug 27, 2014.

07/2009 M.A. (Magister Artium), Leipzig University and Waseda University (Japan)
subjects: Japanese Studies, Communication and Media Studies