Wakana Baba

Wakana Baba

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Policy Management
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Short BiographyEducation:
Ph.D., Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2012.
M.A., Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2003.
B.A., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2000.

Completion of the German Language Teacher Training Course (Deutschlehreraus- und fortbildungskurs), 2017.

Work Experiences:
Visiting Researcher, The Institute of History, Giessen University, Germany.
Visiting Researcher, The Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Research Assistant, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University.
Restart Postdoctoral Fellow (RPD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Teaching Experiences:
Tokyo Gakugei University, Part-time Lecturer, 2011-2015
Ibaraki University, Part-time Lecturer, 2012-2013
Chuo University, Part-time Lecturer, 2013-2018
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Part-time Lecturer, 2013-2014
Waseda University, Part-time Lecturer, 2015-2018
Daito Bunka University, Part-time Lecturer, 2016-2018
Kunitachi College of Music, Part-time Lecturer, 2016-2018

Prizes:
Sumisei Woman Researcher Encouragement Prizes, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, 2009.

Research Grants & Projects:
・ Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow), The Expanding Process of the Social Insurance in Germany in the First Half of the 20th Century (2013-2015)

Research Grants Offered within Keio University and SFC
・ Keio Gijuku Academic Development Funds (Individual Research) A 2018
・ Keio Research Institute at SFC, Academic Exchange Grants 2018, Foreign Language E-learning Materials, German Intensive Courses 1-3 and German Basic Couses 1-2 (Project No. 2-4)
Areas of ExpertiseGerman Language Education, Modern German History
Courses TaughtGERMAN INTENSIVE 1 GB,GERMAN INTENSIVE 2 GB,GERMAN SKILL,URBAN SYSTEMS,MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Rethinking the Modern Family),SEMINAR(German Studies),ACADEMIC PROJECT (Multilingual and Multicultural Society)
AffiliationsThe Japanese Society of Western History
Socio-Economic History Society
Society of Modern German History
Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik (The German Literary Society of Japan)
Social Science History Association
Selected PublicationsChapters in Books:
・ Social Inequalities in Child Health with Special Reference to Hamburg around the Turn of the Century, in: KAWAGOE, Osamu/TSUJI, Hidetaka (ed.), Living in the Social State: the Nation, the Communities and the Individuals in the 20th-century Germany, Hosei University Press 2008, pp. 73-101.
・ The Family Model of the Social State with Special Reference to the Home-help: 1890s-1920s, in: TSUJI, Hidetaka/KAWAGOE, Osamu (ed.), The Social State in History: The Experiences of the 20th-century Germany, Yamakawa Shuppansha Ltd. 2016, pp. 31-54.

Selected Articles(*Refereed Journal):
・ * Race Hygiene and Public Hygiene in the Wilhelmine Germany, in: Language, Area and Culture Studies, No. 11 (2005), pp. 61-80.
・ The Social Burden of Dysentery and Its Management in Modern Japan, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.05-019, 2005.
・ * The Outbreaks of Dysentery and Changes of Preventive Measures in Modern Japan during the 1890s-1930s, in: Mita Journal of Economics, Vol. 99, No. 3 (2006), pp. 103-120.
・ ISHITANI, Seiko/SUZUKI, Akihito/BABA, Wakana, The Arrangement of the Cause-of-Death Database: A Report on the Activities of the 'Disease Group' 2006, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.06-006, 2006.
・ SUZUKI, Akihito/ISHITANI, Seiko/BABA, Wakana, The Introduction of the Database on the Long-Term Health Statistics, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.06-014, 2006.
・ The Outbreaks of Dysentery and Changes of Preventive Measures in Modern Japan during the 1890s-1930s, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.06-019, 2006.
・ A Forgotten Infectious Disease? Scarlet Fever in Modern Japan, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.06-022, 2006.
・ The Establishment of the Database on Statutory Infectious Diseases: A Report on the Activities of the 'Disease Group' 2006, Vol. 2, in: Grant-in-Aid for Creative Scientific Research: Research on Risk Communication and Management Based on the CRONOS Authoring Tool (2002-2006), Working Paper Series No.06-030, 2006.
・ * The Support of the Family in Germany around the Turn of the Century: the Home-help Society in Hamburg, in: The Studies in Western History, Vol. 253 (2014), pp. 20-38.
・ * A Consideration on the German Social Insurance System with Special Reference to the Home-help at the Beginning of the 20th Century, in: The Study of Occidental History, New Series, No. 45 (2016), pp. 1-24.
Columns
・ 'The Long 20th Century' and German as a Foreign Language, in: Column of Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik (The German Literary Society of Japan),
http://www.jgg.jp/modules/kolumne/details.php?bid=138

Recent Conference Activities & Talks (since 2018):
・ Reconsidering the Roles of Housewives in Germany: 1890s-1920s, Social Science History Association, Nov 2018.
・ Making of the Modern Family in Germany and Britain aroung the Turn of the Century: A Comparison of the Social Insurance Benefits, Socio-Economic History Society, The 88th Annual Conference, Aoyama Gakuin University, May 2019.
Message to StudentsDie Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus