I am currently a Doctoral Researcher and part of the Research Training Group Nominal Modification at Goethe-University Frankfurt.

Previously, I studied at the University of Hamburg, where I finished my Master (2018) and Bachelor (2015) both in Japanese Studies. During this time, I spent two years (2017-2018; 2014-2015) at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

My research interests include morphosyntax and the typology of word classes. In my PhD thesis, I focus on nominal modification in Japanese and the questions if Japanese exhibits instances of direct modification in the generative sense, which elements participate in direct modification and how prominent this kind of modification is in cross-linguistic comparison. This is connected with a re-evaluation of the Japanese word class system taking the morphological, syntactic and semantic features of exclusively-direct modifiers into account.