Lebenslauf

Undergraduate and graduate studies of Anthropology, Japanese Studies, and Chinese Studies at the University of Cologne and Sophia University, Tokyo

1991
M.A. degree in Anthropology (Thesis: "Communitarian Groups in Japan: Ethnography – National Context – Comparative Features"), University of Cologne

1992-98
Instructor at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne

1997
Doctorate in Anthropology (Thesis: "The Survival Conditions of Communitarian Groups: A Comparative Study"), University of Cologne

1998-99
Foreign Research Fellow of the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Osaka

1999-2007
Lecturer at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne

2001-03
Habilitation Scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2004-05
Visiting Full Professor of Modern Japan, University of Düsseldorf

2005
Habilitation degree in Anthropology (Thesis: "A Right to the Past: Tradition, Democracy, and the Townscape in Contemporary Kyoto"), University of Cologne

2007/08
Visiting Full Professor of Anthropology, University of Tübingen

2008
Visiting Full Professor of Anthropology, University of Cologne

2008-10
Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

2009-12
President of the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)

since 2010
Head of Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

since 2011
Honorary Professor of Anthropology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

since 2013
Member of the Academia Europaea

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