Dissertation project

 “Advent and growth of Christian youth associations in East Asia throughout the 19th and 20th century in using the example of the YMCA of Korea and Japan”


2018 – present

PhD student at the Graduate school of Alliance for Research on East

Asia (AREA) Ruhr funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)


2013 – 2017



M.A. in East Asian Studies at Ruhr University Bochum with a focus in Japanese History and Korean Studies

2009 – 2013      

B.A. in Modern Japanese Studies and Sociology at Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf


Research interests

Religious History of Japan and Korea

Modern Japanese-Korean relations


Advent and growth of the YMCA in Korea and Japan – A comparative history of the organization and its influence on identity formation” at the joint doctoral colloquium between the Free University of Berlin and the Ruhr University Bochum as part of the project “Transcoding as Cultural and Social Practice” sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul, November 17th, 2018.