Lecturer and curator in the field of Japanese art, specialising in Japanese woodblock prints. She is a Research Associate of the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London. She studied Japanese Studies at Bonn University. She was curator for Japanese art at the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne and spent three years as a guest researcher at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She has lectured at SOAS, Birkbeck, the V&A and Morley College.