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Professional History

Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School for Humanities and Sociology, German Department (since 2012)

Juniorprofessor at the Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (2008-2012, evaluated in 2011)

Assistant Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, German Department (2005-2008)

Dr. phil. for ‘Grenzen des Ich. Die Verfassung des Subjekts in Goethes Romanen und Erzählungen’ (2005)

Research Assistant at the Universität Würzburg, German Department (2002-2005)

Visiting Doctoral Student at the Trinity College Dublin, German Department and Theatre Studies (2000)

State Examination of Bavaria in German Philology, Sociology and Political Science (1993-1999)

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Distinctions

Research Grant “German Literature and American Film: Intercultural Media Relations 1912-2012″ at the University of Tokyo, funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (since 2016)

Einstein Visiting Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin (since 2015)

Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship at the University of St. Andrews, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (Feb.-Oct. 2012)

Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Universität Würzburg (2005)

Full Dissertation Grant of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (2000-2003)

Full Study Grant of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (1994-1999)

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Professional Affiliations

Editorial Board of ‘Neue Beiträge zur Germanistik’ (2013-2014, responsible for the special issue ‘Literatur und Film’)

Ombudsman of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) at the Freie Universität Berlin (2010-2012), in Tokyo (since 2013)

Advisory Board Member of ‘Solitudes. Withdrawal and Engagement in the Long Seventeenth-Century’ at the University of Copenhagen, funded by the European Research Council (since 2012)

Vice President of the Internationale Alfred-Döblin-Gesellschaft (since 2009)

Member of the Goethe Gesellschaft in Weimar (since 1999), of the Deutsche Thomas Mann Gesellschaft (since 2005), and of the Internationale Alfred Döblin Gesellschaft (since 2008)