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Lecturer and research associate

Ludgera Lewerich M.A.

Building: 24.21
Floor/Room: 05.69
Phone +49 211 81-11935

Profile

Ludgera Lewerich has been working as a lecturer and research associate at the Department of Modern Japanese Studies since 2014 and is currently pursuing a PhD in the field. She is the project coordinator of the degree program Bachelor Plus, a student academic advisor and project assistant of the DAAD and JSPS supported research project „Senile dementia and local welfare (a comparison between Germany and Japan)”.

Research Interests

  • Counter-urbanisation (I-turn) and alternative lifestyles in rural Japan
  • Rural revitalization
  • Identity
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Minorities in Japan (Korean Diaspora)
  • Sociology of Aging (Senile Dementia)

Stays abroad and Scholarships

03-11/2016
PhD scholarship from the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo for dissertation research

2014
Research grant from DAAD and JSPS for a month-long research stay as a member of the research project "Dementia and Local Welfare in Germany and Japan - A Comparison"

2012
Research grant from the Osaka University Foundation for the Future (Osaka daigaku mirai kikin) as a member of a student research group; research in Osaka and Munich on „History Education and Historical Awareness in Japan and Germany – A Comparison“

2011–2012
Scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) for an exchange year as a special research student at Osaka University 

2011 
Scholarship from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Germany (JIHK) for an exchange year as a special research student at Osaka University 

2008
Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a semester abroad as an exchange student at Doshisha University in Kyoto

 

 

Curriculum vitae

Since April 2014
PhD candidate, lecturer and research associate at the Department of Modern Japanese Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (HHU)

2014 
Master of Arts in Modern Japanese Studies, HHU

2013–2014
Student Assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ Deanery of Student Affairs, HHU 

2011 and 2013
Student Assistant at the Department for Modern Japanese Studies, HHU 

2010
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies and Art History, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen

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