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Annika Clasen


Annika Clasen

Lecturer and research associate

Annika Clasen
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf Building: 24.21
Floor/Room: 05.69
+49 211 81-11976

Office Hours

Thursdays, 9:00-10:30am
online appointments upon inquiry


Annika Clasen studied Political Science (1st major) and East Asian Studies (2nd major) at the University of Heidelberg. She then completed her Master's degree at the Institute for Modern Japan at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
From 2017 to 2018, she studied abroad at Chiba University. In 2019, she completed an internship at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo and in 2021 one at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Tokyo and the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) Tokyo.
After completing her studies in Düsseldorf, she took up her position as a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair of Modern Japan ll in spring 2022. Her dissertation project focuses on analysing the influence of values and norms on Japanese foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific region.

•    value-based foreign and security policy
•    geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific
•    Feminist Foreign Policy


(2024 Forthcoming) Beyond Militarisation. Japan's Path to Civilian Power. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs.

(2024) [With: Harald Conrad] Rainbows and Ratings: Assessing Indices of LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Japanese Workplace, Contemporay Japan. DOI: 10.1080/18692729.2024.2346363

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