Christiane studied human geography in Munich, Frankfurt and Groningen. In her master thesis she focused on a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she analysed practices of transnational and state governmentality in the field of garbage collection in Cairo, Egypt.
In her project she is focusing on new modes of development between philanthrocapitalism and marketization in rural and urban Kenya. Partnering with humanitarian and philanthropic organizations, multinational corporations are increasingly discovering the so called “bottom billion” as a field for experimenting with new business models and water infrastructures like “Automatic water dispensers”. Christiane is drawing on STS, governmentality studies and ethnographic approaches. The project is funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
Before starting her PhD she was working as a research assistant in the BMBF-financed project EuroGaps – External Relations and External Perceptions of the EU in sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region at Frankfurt University.
|2015||Lexicometric analysis: a methodological prelude. In: Bachmann, Veit and Müller, Martin (Eds.): Looking in from the Outside: Perspectives on the EU from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region. Palgrave Macmillan.|
|2015||European self-perceptions: the EU’s geopolitical identity and role in official documents and speeches. In: Bachmann, Veit and Müller, Martin (Eds.): Looking in from the Outside: Perspectives on the EU from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Black Sea Region. Palgrave Macmillan.|
Vorträge und Konferenzen
- Infrastructural Experiments at the “Bottom of the Pyramid” – Automatic Water Dispensers | Annual Conference of the American Association of Geographers 2016 | San Francisco, USA
- (Un)Fassbar?! – Unterschiedliche Perspektiven auf Materialitäten | Junger Kongress für Geographie (JKG) 2015 | Berlin, Germany
- About a NGO Project between Transnational and State Governmentality in the Field of Solid Waste Management in Cairo, Egypt | RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014 | 26-29 August 2014 | London, UK
Institut für Humangeographie
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
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