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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)

Publications

Editorships

  • forthcoming in 2019 (co-edited with Sieland, Theresa and Thelen, Timo): Land, Natur, Nation. Japan's Regionen zwischen Idylle, Verfall und Revitalisierung [Country, Nature, Nation. Japan's Regions between Idyll, Decline and Revitalization"]. Düsseldorf: düsseldorf university press.
  • 2018 (co-edited with Shimada, Shingo and Spoden, Celia): Altersdemenz und lokale Fürsorge. Ein deutsch-japanischer Vergleich [Dementia and Local Welfare. A German-Japanese Comparison]. Bielfeld: transcript.

Papers

  • 2018: "Pflege und lokale Fürsorge aus der Sicht pflegender Angehöriger [Care and local welfare seen from the perspective of family caregivers]". In: Lewerich, Ludgera/Shimada, Shingo/Spoden, Celia (Hg.): Altersdemenz und lokale Fürsorge. Ein deutsch-japanischer Vergleich [Dementia and Local Welfare. A German-Japanese Comparison]. Bielfeld: transcript. S.113-141.
  • 2018: (mit Kuroki, Kunihiro und Shimada, Shingo) "Altersdemenz und Formen der Fürsorge im lokalen Kontext [Dementia and types of welfare in a local context]". In: Lewerich, Ludgera/Shimada, Shingo/Spoden, Celia (Hg.): Altersdemenz und lokale Fürsorge. Ein deutsch-japanischer Vergleich [Dementia and Local Welfare. A German-Japanese Comparison]. Bielfeld: transcript. S.83-99.
  • 2018: "Demenzpflege zwischen Familie, Pflegeeinrichtung und lokaler Gemeinschaft: das Spezialaltenpflegeheim Takurōsho Yoriai [Dementia care between family, care home and local community. The special care home Takurosho Yoriai]". In: Schaf-Seifert, Annette/Kottmann, Nora (Hg.): Japan in der Krise. Soziale Herausforderungen und Bewältigungsstrategien [Japan in crisis. Social challenges and coping strategies]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. S. 267-293.
  • 2017: "Altersdemenz in Japan: Lokale Fürsorge als Lösung des Pflegeproblems? Das Altenheim Takurôsho Yoriai [Dementia in Japan: Local welfare as a solution to the care problem? The care home Takurôsho Yoriai" In: OAG Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasien (Hrsg.): OAG Notizen November 2017. 
  • 2016: "Dementia and local welfare. The perspective of the family". In: Kansai daigaku daigakuin bungaku kenkyûka sôgô jinbungaku senkô (Hrsg): Dai 8 kai KU wâkushoppu in asuka hôkoku ronbunshû.
  • 2012 (mit Eri Fujita): "Zainichi-korian wakai sedai no addentati [Identity of the young zainichi-korean generation]" In: Kansai daigaku daigakuin bungaku kenkyûka sôgô jinbungaku senkô (Hrsg): Dai 4 kai KU wâkushoppu in asuka hôkoku ronbunshû, S. 99-115.
  • 2010: "Zainichi-Korian - Die koreanische Minderheit in Japan [Zainichi-korian - The Korean Minority in Japan]" In: Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (Hrsg): Tagungsband 61, 4. Deutsch-japanisch-koreaniusches Stipendiatenseminar, 12.-13.07.2010, S. 118-127. 

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

 

 

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