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Katrin Gengenbach

(Advisory Member)

Academic management

Graduate School House, Freie Universität Berlin
Hittorfstr. 18
Room 110
14195 Berlin
+49 (0)30 838 4 51596

Office hours

Available Mon-Thu 10 AM-6 PM via email and telephone as well as Webex. Please just send a message any time (Open Door Policy). The Coordination Office is closed on Fridays.
2013-present GEAS Associate Director, Freie Universität Berlin
2012-2013 Research Assistant, EAJS Office Representative, Freie Universität Berlin
2006-2011 PhD Japanese Studies, Leipzig University
2009-2011 Lecturer, Leipzig University, Japanese Studies
2009-2010 Lecturer, Technical University of Dresden, East Asian Center
2009 Visiting Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Humanities
2008 Junior Research Fellow, Deutsches Insittut für Japanstudien (DIJ Tokyo)
2006-2007 Visiting Researcher, Tokyo University, Interfaculty Initiative for Socioinformation Studies (DAAD fellowship)
1999-2005 MA (Magistra Artium) Japanese Studies//Spanish Studies, Leipzig University

Advanced Trainings (excerpt)

2022 Diversity Management in International Context, Advanced Training
2019 Erasmus Staff Mobility, National Chengchi University, Office of International Affairs (7 d)
2018-2019 Mentor*, Mentoringplus Program, University of Konstanz
2018 Career Advice for Junior Researchers (PhD and Postdoc), Advanced Training, ZWM Speyer
2015 Academic Management, Advanced Training Certificate, DFG and ZWM Speyer

Panels, Discussions and Event Contributions

01.27.2020. Discussant, UZH-GEAS Joint Dissertation and Publication Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, January 26-27, 2020.

07.17.2019. Research in Germany Science Lunch panelist (PhD opportunities in Germany), International Convention of Asian Studies (ICAS 11), Leiden University, the Netherlands, July 15-19, 2019.

03.19-20.2018. Conference Co-Organizer and Panel Chair, 4th Annual Network of EXcellent Doctoral Training in Germany (NEXT), Freie Universität Berlin, March 19-20, 2018.

09.22.2017. Panel Chair/Discussant, Urban Futurologies. Cultural Typhoon in Europe Conference 2017, Nürnberg, September 21-23, 2017.

03.06.2017. Panelist, "Cinéma Klassenkampf" Opening Film Screening, Moviemiento, labournet.tv, Berlin.

08.28.2016. Discussant, UFSP-GEAS Publication Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, October 27-28, 2016.

12.15.2015. Discussant, GEAS-UFSP Publication Workshop, University of Zurich, Switzerland, December 14-15, 2015.

06.16.2015. Panelist, "Love Hotel" Film Screening, NaTo, Cinemathèque Leipzig e.V., Leipzig.


2013.  (w/ Dorothea Mladenova and Felix Jawinski) "Politik, Energie und Kultur in Wechselwirkung: Wie sich Atomkraft in Japan durchsetzte". [The interdependence of politics, energy and culture: How nuclear energy was accepted in Japan]. In: Gebhardt, Lisette/ Richter, Steffi (ed.): Lesebuch Fukushima [Fukushima Reader]. Berlin, EBV: 32-53.

2013. Between Extremes of Poverty and Luxury: Sociocultural Dynamics of Consumption in Early Postwar Japan (1945-1959). Dissertation. Leipzig/Dresden, Qucosa electronic publication.

2012.  (w/ Maria Trunk) "Vor und nach "Fukushima" - soziale Bewegungen in Japan nach der Jahrtausendwende." [Before and after Fukushima - social movements in Japan after the turn of the century]. In: Chiavacci, David/Wieczorek, Iris (ed): Japan-Jahrbuch 2012, München, iudicium.

2012. "Luxuskonsum in Japan. Herausforderung und Katalysator von Nationalisierung in der frühen Nachkriegszeit." [Consuming luxury in Japan. Challenges of nationalisation in early postwar Japan]. In: Kühschelm, Oliver/ Siegrist, Hannes/ Eder, Franz.X. (ed.): Konsum und Nation [Consumerism and the Nation]. Bielefeld, transcript.

2010. "Iwabuchi Kôichi". In: Middell, Matthias/ Engel, Ulf (ed.): Theoretiker der Globalisierung [Theorists on globalisation]. Leipzig, Universitätsverlag: 232-287.