lectured on East Asian Archaeology at the Dep. of Historical Sciences, Archaeological Science, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Germany.
took up new responsibilities at the Institute of Japanese Studies, Tuebingen University (Germany), now pursuing her German Research Foundation (DFG) project on “Japan's Maritime Trade in Ceramics: Archaeological Sources on International Exchange in the 14th to 17th Centuries”.
joined the Volkswagen-Foundation project "The East Asian 'Mediterranean'” (http://www.eamh.net) at the Dep. of Chinese Studies, Munich University (Germany), working on the archaeological heritage of medieval and early modern maritime trade history in East Asia.
completed her PhD with distinction at Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen (Germany) with the thesis "On the tracks of the Eastern Barbarians – The Archaeology of Protohistoric Cultures in South Korea and Western Japan" (in German with English abstract).
worked as a research fellow and lecturer at the East Asia Institute, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf (Germany)
received a M.A. degree in History of Japan (major), Prehistory, and Korean Studies at the East Asian Studies Department at Bochum University (Germany) with a thesis on "The Residence of Queen Himiko – Historical news and archaeological findings" (in German).