Associate Members

Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger
Director of the Institute for Social Movements, RUB
Chairman of the committee of the History of the Ruhr Foundation

Dr. Katharina Borgmann
Postdoctoral Researcher, IN-EAST
Current research project: Contextual Planning and Urban Design: The Impact of Global Agreements and Frameworks on Dynamics of the Chinese Urban Development

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Breuer
Dean of Studies, OAW
Field of study: Chinese Literature

Prof. Dr. Thomas Feldhoff
Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, RUB
Field of study: Geographic Energy, Resources and East Asia Studies

Dr. Martin Gehlmann
Postdoctoral Researcher, Korean Studies, OAW
Field of study: East Asian Educational History, Institutional History in Premodern Korea, Confucianism and Education, Cultural Heritage in East Asia

Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn
Chair of Urban and Metropolitan Studies, Department of Geography, RUB
Coordinator of the Competence Field Metropolitan Research, UA Ruhr
Vice Rector for Planning and Structure

Dr. Momoyo Hüstebeck
FernUniversität Hagen

Dr. Yukiyo Kasai
Postdoctoral Researcher, CERES, RUB
Current ERC project: BuddhistRoad

Dr. Beate Löffler
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, TU Dortmund
Field of study: History and Theory of Architecture and the Built Environment

Dr. Aimi Muranaka
Postdoctoral Researcher, IN-EAST
Current Research Project: Qualification and Skill in the Migration Process of Foreign Workers in Asia (QuaMaFA)

Dr. Robert Pauls
Former Managing Director of AREA Ruhr
Postdoctoral Researcher, International Relation, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Field of study: The Political Economy of Capitalist Development in China and East Asia

Prof. Dr. Jessica Pflüger
Faculty of Social Science, RUB
Junior Professor for Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences

Dr. Florian Pölking
Postdoctoral Researcher,  International Politcal Economy of East Asia, OAW
Field of study: Histories of Knowledge and Science, Chosŏn Period and Modern Korea & South Korea’s foreign policy and international relations.

Dr. Giulia Romano
Postdoctoral Researcher, IN-EAST
Current research project: An Appropriation of Foreign Models of Governance and on the Introduction of Methods for Residents’ Participation in Urban Planning and Urban Renewal in Chinese Cities

Dr. Helmut Schneider
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IN-EAST and Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of study: Cultural/Regional Geography in East and Southeast Asia

Dr. Anna Shpakovskaya
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IN-EAST and Faculty of Social Sciences
Current Research Project: New Political Representative Claims: A Global View (Brazil, China, India, France & Germany) (DFG)

Dr. Deirdre Sneep
Postdoctoral Researcher, IN-EAST (School of Advanced Studies)
Current Research Project: Building Tomorrow: The Construction of Olympic Venues and National Identity in the Prelude for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Dr. Susanne Stein
Project Coordinator, CNET RNR
Field of study: Contemporary environmental history, China

Dr. Kamila Szczepanska
Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair for East Asian Politics, OAW
Field of study: Civil Society in Japan

Dr. Kei Takata
Postdoctoral Fellow, GRK 1613 Risk and East Asia, IN-EAST
Field of study: The Intersection of Politics, Culture and Social Change with a Primary Regional Focus on Japan

Dr. Bas van Leeuwen
Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University
Field of study: Economic and Social History

Dr. Zi Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, GRK 1613 Risk and East Asia, IN-EAST
Current Research Project: Language, Migration, and Happiness: A Comparative Study of Subjective Well-Being Across Asian Communities in Germany and Western Europe (DFG).

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Windel
Chair of Procedural Law and Civil Law, RUB

Asst. Prof. Dr. Dennis Würthner
Assistant Professor of East Asian Literatures, Convener of Korean, Boston University
Field of study: Korean Literature

Prof. Dr. Sabrina Zajak
Institute for Social Movements, RUB
Junior Professor for Globalization Conflicts, Social Movements and Labour
Field of study: Political Sociology
DeZIM (German Center Integration and Migration Research), Berlin
Head of Department: Conflict & Consensus

Prof. Dr. Dieter Ziegler
Faculty of History, Economic History, RUB