- PhD working titel: “Analysis of Private Photography in Contemporary Japan“
- M.A. title: “The Development of Everyday Photography in Japan”
- June 2009 – June 2010 The Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship, Tokyo University/ Japan under the supervision of Professor Kinoshita Naoyuki.
- Since March 2008 PhD student in Japan Studies (supervisor Prof. Dr. Evelyn Schulz), Ludwig-Maximilians University
- Since May 2007 Mentee of the LMU-Mentoring-Program LMUexcellent with Prof. Dr. Irene Götz
- October 2004 – August 2005 International Scholarship, Kyushu University, Fukuoka/ Japan
- September 2002 – March 2008 Student of Japan Studies, Chinese Studies and German as a Foreign Language, Ludwig-Maximilians University, ‘Magister Artium’ (M.A.) in Japan Studies