Nora Kottmann

Volkswagen Foundation

Nora Kottmann

2024 2024 Jury | Social Sciences & Humanities

Nora Kottmann is Program Director at Volkswagen Foundation (Sociology; Team Societal Transformations). Her passion lies in improving diversity, facilitating international cooperation, and fostering internationalization of research funding/management. Prior to joining Volkswagen Foundation, Nora worked as Principal Researcher and Head of Research Group at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo (2018–2023). She holds a PhD from Düsseldorf University, worked at various Universities in Europe and Asia, and her publications span topics such as gender, family, transnational elites, mediated social touch and empirical methods – with regional foci on East and South Asia.

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