Franziska Seraphim

Franziska Seraphim

Associate Professor of Japanese History, Department of History, Boston College
Franziska Seraphim has been involved in the Constitutional Revision Collaborative Research Group since its founding in 2005. As a historian of postwar and contemporary Japan, she became interested in current constitutional revisionism in relation to the public debate about war memory in the 1990s, both as a way to "overcome the postwar" and in terms of the changing dynamics of political participation. This emphasis on contextualizing the current debate also leads her to reconsider the historical setting of the first constitutional revision debate in the 1950s as part of her research on transitional justice in Japan and Germany in the first two postwar decades.

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