SCHRADE, Anna Kristina

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SCHRADE, Anna KristinaAssociate Professor

SCHRADE, Anna Kristina

I started work at Kobe University in October 2013, where I am involved in the new EU Expert programme. My passion is teaching, and I greatly enjoy giving classes for both the IFEEK and EU Expert course, as well as running EUIJ’s EU Debate club.
Before coming to Kobe, I worked on my PhD in History at the University of Oxford and the University of Tokyo. My research thereby focused on Japanese civil society after WWII and the rise of environmental movements in Kitakyushu between 1945 and 1970. I’m especially interested in issues of local governance, gender, history of the city, grass-roots activism, and science. In the near future, I intend to focus on local economies in Japan’s high-growth period (1955-1970).

Research field

Economic History

Research Topics

Social movements in postwar Japan (1945-1960), civil society, regional governance, environmental politics & environmental economics

  • 2014 (expected), PhD in History, University of Oxford (UK)
  • 2010, MSc. in Modern Japanese Studies, University of Oxford (UK)
  • 2008, MA in Contemporary European Studies: Politics, Policy and Society (with Transatlantic Track), University of Bath (UK), IEP Sciences Po Paris (France), University of Washington (USA)
  • 2007, BA in European Cultural History, University of Augsburg (Germany)
  • 2013: Part-time lecturer, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2011-2013: CEO, Leox Summer School Oxford
Lectures and Seminars

Lectures (Undergraduate)

Lectures (Graduate/Postgraduate)

Seminars (Undergraduate)

Seminars (Graduate/Postgraduate)

Selected publications
  1. Schrade, Anna (2012), "A fresh breeze after Fukushima? Analysing Japan's current limitations and future prospects of wind power development", International Journal of Environmental Studies 69 (2), 378-400.
  2. Schrade, Anna (2012), "Aufwind für Japans Windkraft? Japans Windkraftsektor nach Fukushima", in: David Chiavacci and Iris Wieczorek (eds.), Japan Jahrbuch 2012, Berlin: VSJF, 67-90.

Having a background in both European Studies and Japanese History, I try to combine my knowledge in an interdisciplinary approach that goes regional studies. Instead of engaging in comparative studies, I use my knowledge of Europe and Japan to get a deeper understanding of the striking differences, but also similarities, between the development in European countries and Japan since 1945.

Message to students:

As I have greatly benefitted from my studies at eight different universities in five countries (in the UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan), I hope to inspire students at Kobe University to study abroad and explore the world. I am more than happy to consult them about all matters relating to studying, living and working abroad. My office is in the Frontier-kan, room 811 (Rokko Campus), and I am always happy for people to drop in (email to beforehand is appreciated)

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