Jana Aresin, M.A.

Jana Aresin, M.A.


Department of English and American Studies
Chair of American Studies (Prof. Dr. Paul)

Room: Room A502
Bismarckstraße 1
91054 Erlangen

Office Hours

Thu 11am-12noon

Research Interests

Mass Media and Gender
US Occupation of Japan
Reeducation and Democratization Policies and Narratives
Cold War Feminism
Museums and Representation
International Migration

Current Research Projects

Democracy, Consumerism and Gender Roles in U.S. American and Japanese Women’s Magazines during the Cold War (Dissertation Project)


M.A. in Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen (2018)

B.A. in Japanese Studies, Leipzig University (2016)


  • 2019-present: research assistant at the chair of American Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Fellowships & Grants

  • 2020-21: Junior research fellow at Karl-Franzens-University Graz
  • 2019: BAA Summer Academy 2019, “State Narratives in Comparative Perspective”

Conference Papers

  • “Democracy, Consumerism and Gender Roles in Japanese Women’s Magazines during U.S. occupation and the early Cold War”. International Conference: “Cultures of Occupation: New Paradigms, Models and Comparisons”, postponed to 2021, University of Nottingham.
  • “Consumers, Workers, Democratic Citizens? Renegotiation of Women’s Roles in US and Japanese Women’s Magazines, 1945-1960.” Workshop: “Recreating Separate Spheres Across Not-So-Separate Worlds: Gender and Reeducation in Japan, Germany, and the USA after World War II”, February 20-21, 2020, Berkeley, CA.
  • “From World War II Battlefield to Cold War Home Front? Reeducation Policies in U.S.-Occupied Japan, 1945-1952.” Workshop: “American Home Front(s)”, Bavarian American Academy Munich, July 20-21, 2019.
  • “Democracy, Consumerism and Gender Roles in U.S. American and Japanese Women’s Magazines during the Cold War.” Project presentation at the annual BAA Summer Academy 2019 “State Narratives in Comparative Perspective”, May 25 – June 8, Nuremberg.


  • Cold War Culture in the United States and Beyond (PS)