Kamila Szczepanska profile picture
University Lecturer, Centre for East Asian Studies
Docent, Department of Philosophy, Political Science and Contemporary History


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Areas of expertise

Japanese Studies
Japanese contemporary politics and IR
Japanese civil society
politics of war memory in Japan and East Asia


I received my PhD after completing a Joint Degree Programme organised by the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield (UK), and the Graduate School of Law (GCOE Gender Equality and Multicultural Conviviality in the Age of Globalisation), Tohoku University (Japan). Before joining the CEAS team in summer 2019 I have worked as a Research Associate /Lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Department of East Asian Politics at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.


My current research focuses on domestic determinants of Japanese NGO activism and their participation in regional and global governance processes. This strand of my work includes application of approaches from role theory and recognition theory to researching domestic/international non-governmental actors. Furthermore, I continue to explore the politics of memory in Japan with special emphasis on progressive war memory activism. 


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