Measuring Frames: Discursive Institutions in Polarized Politics (Thesis Commitee: E. Lee, S. Kropp, H. Mosler)
100,000 Won Friends: Calculating Gifts and Debts Among Dear Friends in South Korean Institutional Network (Comittee: B. Röttger-Rössler, E. Lee, Jesook Song)
• Comparative and Social Science Educational Research • Social Science Japanese Research • Social Inequality in Educational Attainment • National and International Trends in (Shadow) Education • Educational Reform Policy • Decision TheoryEmail:entrich[at]
Kizuna: The dynamics of social ties in post-disaster Japan. Impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Radiation. (Thesis Commitee: Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Birgitt Röttger-Rössler, Urs Matthias Zachmann)Email:ju.gerster[at]
The institutionalization of the Korean higher education system with regard to lifelong learning and the support system for working adults in Korea (Committee: E.J. Lee, Andrä Wolter, H. Mosler)
Japan's Temporal Others: How the Past Has Shaped Japanese Postwar Security Policy (Thesis Committee: V. Blechinger-Talcott, T. Risse, L. Hagström)
Chinese History (GEAS PostDoc 2013-2017)Email:brooks.jessup[at]
Historical Sociology (GEAS Postdoc 2013-16)Email:magister76[at]
Cultural Anthropology and Medical Anthropology
Institutional Logics in an Authoritarian State. Why The Chinese Communist Party’s Command Mechanisms Have Remained Unaffected by Legal Reforms (Committee: T. Risse, K. Levy, E. Sandschneider)
Japanese Studies, Politics
Reforming nuclear safety administration in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear accident: A critical juncture in regulatory practices (committee: M. Schreurs, V. Blechinger-Talcott, G.W. Noble)Email:florentine.koppenborg[at]
Japanese responses to internationalization of higher education: actors at universities and their involvement in the contemporary reform (Committee: V. Blechinger-Talcott, J. Dierkes, K. Paadam)
Chinese NGO monitoring of corporate environmental responsibility and firms' responses: Exploring convergent and divergent behaviours in emerging institutional terrain (Committee: G. Jackson, B. Gransow, J.Sydow)
The Organisational Transformation of Media Groups in China (Committee: J. Sydow, K. Mühlhahn, K. Beck)
Japan's multi-level water governance in Southeast Asia (Thesis Committee: V. Blechinger-Talcott, G. Maihold, Vincent Houben)
Institutional Change and Intra-Party Democracy : Mechanisms of Party Elite Recruitment in Korea and Germany (Committee: E.-J. Lee, S. Kropp, H.B. Mosler)
Trust, commitment and the incomplete agreement - a comparative case study on the 1964 PRC-France normalization and the 1970 PRC-Canada normalization (Thesis Committee: T. Börzel, K. Mühlhahn)