Sandra Meerwein, M.A.

wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Abteilung Scheiding
I am a PhD candidate and instructor for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University. I obtained both of my degrees (B.A., Political Science and American Studies/M.A., American Studies) at JGU. During my studies, I participated in exchange and language programs at Doshisha University and Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, and Wenzao University of Languages in Taiwan. For my master’s thesis on U.S.’ post-war occupation of Japan and its impact on Japanese news media, I conducted research at the Foreign Correspondence Club of Japan in Tokyo.

My dissertation project focuses on the U.S. and regional conceptualizations of the Indo-Pacific. Part of this research includes empirical work at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, which I am currently a research fellow at (virtual participation).

Research Areas

  • Transpacific American Studies
  • Pacific Islands Studies
  • Transnational Periodical Studies
  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Collective Memory


Sandra Meerwein, M.A.

Philosophicum II
Jakob-Welder-Weg 20
Room 02.201

Phone: +49-6131-39-22033

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