CV & Publications
Head of research group 'Methods and Methodologies'
Nora Kottmann has been a Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) since September 2018. From 2008 to 2018 she has been working at the Institute of Modern Japanese Studies at the University of Dusseldorf. She there received her PHD with a study on the meaning of marriage in times of declining marriage rates. Under the DIJ research program “Risks and Opportunities in Japan”, she is currently working on her research project (Re)Mapping Intimacy – Spatial Perspectives on Personal Relationships in Contemporary Japan. Main research interests include personal relationships, intimacy (‘spaces of intimacy’), gender, mobile and multi-local biographies/relationships, diasporas/expat communities, sociology of family, sociology of space, human geography, and methods in social science research on Japan.