Curriculum Vitae


The University of Trier, Germany

Doctoral Studies, 2012 – 2018

Department of Japanese Studies (Japanologie)

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Master’s Studies, 2009 – 2012

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Culture and Representation Course (総合文化研究科地域文化科学専攻表象文化論)

  • Advisor: Prof. em. Matsuoka Shinpei
  • Thesis: 「世阿弥能『江口』のドラマトルギー:『理』の意義と『天女舞』の演出をめぐって」[Zeami’s noh “Eguchi” and its dramaturgy: Concerning the significance of the word kotowari and the performance of the dance of the heavenly woman]

Smith College, Massachusetts

Bachelor’s Studies, 2001 – 2005

Major in East Asian Languages and Literature and minor in Philosophy (Linguistics)

  • Advisors: Prof. em. Thomas Rohlich and Prof. em. Jill de Villiers


2021 – present Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Nogami Memorial Noh Theatre Research Institute, Hosei Univeristy

2020 – 2021 Adjunct Instructor

  • Japanese Studies (Japanologie), University of Trier

2020 Research Assistent (Wissenschaftliche Angestellte)

  • Japanese Studies (Japanologie), University of Tübingen

2017 – 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Trier Center for Digital Humanities, University of Trier

2015 – 2016 Adjunct Instructor

  • Department of Japanese Studies (Japanologie), University of Tübingen

Awards and Fellowships

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term)

Oct. 2013  –  Oct. 2014

  • Visiting Researcher at Waseda University

Japanese Government (文部科学省) Scholarship

Apr. 2009 – Mar. 2012

  • Research student at the University of Tokyo for one academic year
  • Master’s student at the University of Tokyo for two years


“Is Creativity Divine or Earthly? Zeami and the Debate over Genius and Talent.” European Journal of Japanese Philosophy 5 (forthcoming).

“Hinter der Nō-Maske: Die weltlichen und himmlischen Kräfte einer leeren Identität” [Behind the noh mask: The profane and heavenly powers of an empty identity]. Edited by Hermann-Josef Röllicke. Hôrin (forthcoming).

“Hana” and “Yūgen.” In Handbook on Performance-Related Concepts in Non-European Languages, edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte. Routledge (submitted).

「能楽研究のデジタル化:海外の視点から見た電子資料の現状」[The digitalization of noh research: The state of digital resources as seen from abroad]. In 『中世に架ける橋』[A bridge to the middle ages], edited by Shinpei Matsuoka, 333–39. Shinwasha, 2020.

(Dissertation) “The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Zeami’s Reflections on Performance.” University of Trier, 2020.

“Producing Miracles: The Practice of Noh Performance.” In Practicing Japanese Philosophy: Mind and Activity, 76–87. University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy, 2012.

(Translation) Marumoto, Takashi. “Comedy and Laughter on the Japanese and German Stage: A Comparative Attempt,” In Japanese Theatre Transcultural: German and Italian Intertwinings, edited by Stanca Scholz-Cionca and Andreas Regelsberger. Munich: Iudicium, 2011. pp. 51-68.