Dr. Elisabeth Scherer
Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

Institut für Modernes Japan
Tel. 0211-81-13251

Dr. Elisabeth Scherer is a lecturer at Department of Modern Japanese Studies, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf. Scherer has studied Japanese Studies and Rhetoric at the University of Tübingen and Dōshisha University (Kyoto). She obtained her PhD in Japanese Studies from Tübingen University in 2010 with a thesis on female ghosts in Japanese cinema and their origins in Japanese traditional arts and folk beliefs. She received dissertation research grants from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and the German Institute of Japanese Studies in Tokyo. Scherer’s areas of research interest include Japanese popular culture, rituals and religion in contemporary Japan and Gender Studies. Her current research also focuses on the reception of Japanese art and popular culture in the West.