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Dr. Robert Kramm

Vita

From September 2015 to March 2016 Robert Kramm was a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture at Hanyang University.

In 2015, he earned his PhD in history at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, with a thesis titled Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952, where he was also a lecturer from 2012 to 2015.

From 2010 to 2012 he was a lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Department for Chinese and Korean Studies at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.

2009 he received his M.A., also in history, at the University of Erfurt.

2008 he has conducted research at the Graduate Research Group „Media of History – History of Media“ (Mediale Historiographien), Bauhaus-University Weimar, and at various Japanese universities (Yokohama National University, Gifu University, and Waseda University).

Research concentrations

  • Global History
  • Modern Japanese/East Asian History
  • Everyday History
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Intersectionality

Function within the Center

Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (October 2016–September 2017)

Research project “Radical Utopian Communities: A Global History from the Margins, c. 1890–1950”
Abstract

Publications

Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952, doctoral thesis, ETH Zurich, July 2015 (book manuscript under review).

Jessica R: Pliley, Robert Kramm and Harald Fischer-Tiné, eds., Global Anti-Vice Activism: Fighting Drinks, Drugs and ‚Immorality’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Co-authored: „Introduction: A Plea for a ‘Vicious Turn’ in Global History,“ in Global Anti-Vice Activism, 1-29.

„‘Hey, GI, want pretty flower girl?’ Venereal disease, Sanitation, and Geopolitics in U.S. Occupied Japan and Korea, 1945-1948,“ in Global Anti-Vice Activism, 290-312.

„Reine Körper: Praktiken der Regulierung von Prostitution, Geschlechtskrankheiten und Intimität während der frühen US-Okkupation Japans,“ Geschichte&Gesellschaft 40, no. 4 (2014): 493-522.

„Sexualerziehung und Charakterbildung: Das Erbe der Moralreform während der US-Okkupation Japans, 1945-1952,“ in Biopolitik und Sittlichkeitsreform: Kampagnen gegen Alkohol, Drogen und Prostitution, 1880-1950, ed. by Judith Große, Francesco Spöring und Jana Tschurenev, 349-381 (Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2014).

„Geschlecht und Sexualität,“ Einführungsartikel im Online-Dossier Globalgeschichte und Postkolonialismus, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, im Erscheinen 2016.