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Our group includes senior researchers and graduate students from various divisions of the Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland.


backhaus   Norman Backhaus, Prof. Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Globalization theory, landscape perception and development, eco-tourism, nature conservation, spatial theory. Regional focus: Switzerland, Malaysia | personal website
 
       
bishokarma   Miriam Bishokarma, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Rural livelihoods and food security, impact of food assistance, World Food Programme, ethno-political movements. Regional Focus: South Asia, Nepal, India | personal website
 
       
Contzen   Sarah Byrne, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Rural livelihoods, conflict research, local governance, decentralisation, public policy, development studies. Regional focus: South Asia, Nepal | personal website
 
       
Contzen   Sandra Contzen, Dr.
Research Associate, School of Agriculture, Forest and Food Sciences, Bern University of Applied Science

Rural development and livelihoods, local implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategies, participation, rural sociology, gender. Regional
focus: Honduras, Switzerland | personal website
 
       
Emmenegger   Rony Emmenegger, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Urban studies: city development, urban planning, architecture and infrastructure. Development studies: anthropology of development, decentralisation, local politics and local administration. Regional Focus: Africa, Ethiopia (Somali and Oromia region) | personal website
 
       
geiser   Urs Geiser, Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Livelihood strategies (access, power and inequalities), decentralisation and 'adaptive' governance; rural development as contested societal practice (esp. "local state" and donors). Regional focus: Pakistan (NWFP), India (Kerala), Switzerland | personal website
 
       
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Anna Babel, MSc Geography / Coordinator IP DSGZ
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Staff coordination and management of activities, finances and publications; communication and knowledge transfer; organisation of workshops and meetings | personal website

 
       
hatcher   Craig Hatcher, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Migration research, development studies, legal geographies, law and urban studies. Regional focus: Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) | personal website
 
       
Hollenbach   Pia Hollenbach, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Ethnographies of aid, governance of aid, transnational solidarity, post-disaster studies, moral geographies
Regional Focus: South Asia, Sri Lanka | personal website
 
       
Johnson   Deborah Johnson, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Conflict research, land politics, peace building (and liberal peace theory), politics and aesthetics.
Regional focus: South Asia | personal website
 
     
Klem   Bart Klem, Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Causes and dynamics of armed conflict, peacekeeping and peacebuilding interventions, development – conflict nexus. Regional focus: South Asia, Sri Lanka | personal website
 
       
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Korf   Benedikt Korf, Prof. Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Political geography: geographies of violence, political ecology. Development studies: ethnographies of aid, moral geographies. Regional Focus: South Asia, Horn of Africa | personal website
 
       
Locher   Silva Lieberherr, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Contested rural development, social/peasants’ movements, agrarian change, subalterns. Regional focus: South Asia (India) | personal website
 
       
Locher   Martina Locher, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Rural livelihoods (esp. international land investments and local livelihoods), integrated nature conservation and development, participation, gender studies. Regional focus: Tanzania, Nepal, Bangladesh | personal website
 
       
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Boeker   Ulrike Müller Böker, Prof. Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Livelihood strategies, resource-use conflicts (land, forests), labour migration, nature conservation. Regional focus: South Asia, East Africa, Central Asia, Switzerland | personal website
 
       
Boeker   Ephraim Pörtner, PhD student
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Globalization and migration processes, asylum, anthropology of the state. Regional focus: Switzerland, Central & South Asia | personal website
 
       
raeymaekers   Timothy Raeymaekers, Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Political & social economy, conflict resources, border(land)s, economic anthropology, geographies of violence & protection. Regional focus: Congo, Uganda | personal website
 
       
Starmanns   Mark Starmanns, Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Corporate responsibility, ethical & fair trade, private regulation, social standards, global production networks, ethical consumption, textile industry. Regional focus: India, Bangladesh, Switzerland | personal website
 
       
Steimann   Bernd Steimann, Dr.
Development Policy Coordinator, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Rural livelihoods, institutional change, natural resource management (pastures, forests), post-socialism, decentralisation, participation. Regional focus: Central & South Asia, Switzerland
 
       
Thieme   Susan Thieme, PD Dr.
Dept. of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Labour migration; livelihoods and development, transnationalism and multi-locality; gender and generation, social finance; social geography. Regional focus: Central and South Asia, Switzerland | personal website
 
       
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