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Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographie der Geschlechterverhältnisse in Mensch-Umwelt-Systemen

Prof. Dr. Sandra Jasper


E-Mail

sandra.jasper@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Postal address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of Geography
Geography of Gender in Human-Environment Systems
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Office location

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 4'109

 

Open office hour

on appointment

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Qualifications

    2015
    PhD in Geography, University College London, UK

    2008
    Magister in Geography and Gender Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


    Career

    Since January 2020
    Junior Professor for Geography of Gender in Human-Environment-Systems
    Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    2019-2020
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin.

    2015-2019
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, European Research Council project Rethinking Urban Nature
    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

    2014-2015
    Research Associate, European Research Council project Rethinking Urban Nature
    Department of Geography, University College London.

     

  • Fellowships and awards

    2020
    Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute Visiting Research Fellowship.

    2018
    Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant for the monograph
    Experimental Fields: A Cultural History of West Berlin.

    2016
    King’s College Research Associate Fellowship, Cambridge (three years).

    2010
    University of London Central Research Fund.

    2009
    University College London Graduate Research Scholarship for Cross-Disciplinary Training at the Bartlett School of Architecture (one year).

    2008
    University College London Doctoral Scholarship (three years).

    2002
    DAAD Study Abroad Scholarship, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (one year).

  • Research

    Areas of expertise
    Cultural Geographies of Nature
    Urban Environment-Society Relations
    Urban Ecology and Urban Political Ecology
    Gender and Posthuman Geographies
    Geographical Filmmaking

  • Publications

    Books
    Jasper, S., Experimental Fields: A Cultural History of West Berlin (New York: Columbia University Press, under contract).
    Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City (Berlin: jovis, 2020).

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
    Jasper, S., 2020 “Acoustic Ecologies: Architecture, Nature, and Modernist Experimentation in West Berlin,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 110(4): 1114–1133. doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2019.1673143
    Jasper, S., 2020 “Abandoned Infrastructures and Nonhuman Life,” in Society & Space forum .
    Jasper, S., 2019 “Capturing Brachen: A Geographical Journey into Filmmaking,” The AAG Review of Books 7(3):. 215–217. doi.org/10.1080/2325548X.2019.1615328
    Jasper, S., 2019 “Patina: A Profane Archaeology: Commentary by Sandra Jasper, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK,” The AAG Review of Books 7(2): 118–120. doi.org/10.1080/2325548X.2019.1579579
    Jasper, S., 2018 “Sonic Refugia: Nature, Noise-Abatement, and Landscape Design in West Berlin,” The Journal of Architecture 23 (6): 936–960. doi.org/10.1080/13602365.2018.1505773
    Gandy, M. and Jasper, S., 2017 ‘Geography, Materialism, and the Neo-Vitalist Turn,’ Dialogues in Human Geography 7 (2): 140–144. doi.org/10.1177/2043820617717848

    Book chapters
    Jasper, S., 2021 “Traversing Wastelands: Reflections on an Abandoned Railway Yard,” in O'Callaghan, C. and Di Feliciantonio, C. (eds.) The New Urban Ruins: Vacancy, Urban Politics, and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City (Bristol: Policy Press).
    Jasper, S., 2020 “Acoustic Botany: Listening to Nature in a former Airfield,” in Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City (Berlin: jovis), pp. 221–228.
    Gandy, M. and Jasper, S., 2020 “The City as a Botanical Field,” in Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City (Berlin: jovis), pp. 6–14.
    Jasper, S., 2014 “Acoustic Ecology: Hans Scharoun and Modernist Experimentation in West Berlin,” in Gandy, M. & Nilsen, B.J. (eds.) The Acoustic City (Berlin: jovis), pp. 145–155.
    Jasper, S., 2013 “Architecture for Expanded Listening: Hans Scharoun’s Philharmonie in Berlin,” in Cascella D. & Inverni, P. (eds.) What Matters Now? (What Can’t You Hear?), Noch Publishing [ebook].
    Jasper, S., 2011 “Phantom Limbs: Encountering the Hidden Spaces of West Berlin,” in Gandy, M. (ed.) Urban Constellations (Berlin: jovis), pp. 153–157.

    Reviews
    Jasper, S., 2018. “Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City, 1957–2012 by Simon Ward,” German Studies Review 41(1), pp. 205–207. doi.org/10.1353/gsr.2018.0032
    Jasper, S., 2017. “Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin by Alexander Vasudevan,” Cultural Geographies 24, pp. 505–506. doi.org/10.1177/1474474016682346
    Jasper, S. and Merrill, S. 2014 “Was ist so Berlin? Eine kritische Rezension aktueller Linien und Fragestellungen der Stadtforschung in der deutschen Hauptstadt,” sub/urban Zeitschrift für kritische Stadtforschung Vol. 2(2), pp. 5–14. doi.org/10.36900/suburban.v2i2.145

    Podcasts and other publications
    Urban Political Podcast, GSZ, HU Berlin: Film-Making as Urban Research 
    KOSMOS On Air, HU Berlin: Klimakrise und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit, mit Prof. Dr. Sybille Bauriedl 

    Jasper, S., 2018 “Ecological Cadences,” in  Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin (DVD booklet), pp. 7–10.

  • Film

    Co-author and executive producer of the documentary film Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin dir. by Matthew Gandy (UK/Germany, 2017, 72 mins).
    www.naturaurbana.org

  • Presentations (selection)

    2021
    “Rewilding Berlin: from urban biotopes towards the multispecies city,”  Climate Care Conference, Floating University Berlin, September 2021.

    Chair of the “Sound and the city” panel,  RC21 Conference, Sensing the City, Antwerp, 14.-16.07.2021.

    “Ecological cadences: the city as a sonic refugium,” invited presentation for the Noise in the Anthropocene Seminar, Texas Texas A & M University), 17-18 May 2021.

    “Sensory refugia: infrastructure, ecology, and the multispecies city,” invited keynote lecture, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, Denmark, 15 April 2021.

    “Sonic cultures of the wasteland,” invited presentation, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK, 17 March 2021.


    2020
    “The allure of spontaneity: plant life between biodiversity haven and green gentrification”, online presentation for the session “Plant spaces, vegetal places? Placing vegetal life in urban political ecology”, Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network, Brighton, UK, 22-25 Sept. 2020.

    “Abandoned infrastructures and nonhuman life”, American Association of Geographers' (AAG) Annual Meeting 6-10 April 2020 (postponed to AAG New York, 7-11 April 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

    Panelist for the session “Space, Place and Music: New Research in the Study of Geography and Music”,  American Association of Geographers' (AAG) Annual Meeting, 6-10 April 2020 (postponed to AAG New York, 7-11 April 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

    Panelist for the Natura Urbana: The Brachen of Berlin Virtual Film Screening and Urban Ecology Panel Discussion, UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles, USA, 17-19 April 2020.

    “Avian landscapes: attuning to birds in disused infrastructural spaces”, presentation for the session “More-than-human geographies of infrastructure” at the Neue Kulturgeographien, Technocultures & Technoscape Conference, Bonn, 30.01.-01.02, 2020.


    2019
    “’Niemandsland? Zur Geschichte der Berliner Mauerbrachen” public talk at the conference „Bäume Stadt Räume: Erleben, Erzählen, Erinnern in Berlin und Europa” November 2019

    “Sounding wastelands,” presentation for the session “Losing or Gaining Hope in the Apocalypse: Pre-/Peri-/Post-Apocalyptic Imaginaries in the Anthropocene” at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 28-30 August 2019.


    2018
    “Experimental fields: Sound, ecology, and urban wastelands,” invited presentation for the Ecologizing Urban Ontologies in the Anthropocene workshop, Rachel Carson Center and Technical University of Munich, Germany, 17-18 November 2018.

    “Cinematic soundscapes,” invited presentation for the Film as Method in the Geo-Humanities workshop, University of Cambridge, 9-10 October 2018.

    “Lively matter, critical inertia? Reflections on the neovitalist turn in geography,” presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, 9-15 April 2018.

    Panelist for “Author Meets Critics: Shannon Dawdy's Patina: A Profane Archaeology” at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, 9-15 April 2018.

    Architecture, Geo-Politics and Scientific Knowledge workshop, co-organized with Maros Krivy, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 24 January 2018.


    2017
    “Vibrating worlds: Sound, nature, and the permeable subject,” presentation at the Imagining infrastructures: Space, subject, and affect workshop, funded by the British Academy, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 8 March 2017.

    “Sonic refugia: Nature, architecture, and landscape design in West Berlin,” presentation at the Epistemes of Modern Acoustics lecture series, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany, 14 February 2017.


    2016
    “Biocentric geographies? Feminist theory and the neo-vitalist turn” presentation at the Geography and Neo-vitalism workshop, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 23 November 2016.

    “Laborinsel: West Berlin as an experimental city,” lecture given at the Critical Urban Ecology Symposium 2016, University of Brighton, UK, 22 February 2016.


    2015
    “Cultural and scientific experimentation in West Berlin,” presentation at the Nordic Geographers Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia, 15-19 June 2015.

    “Acoustic City: Zur Rolle von Klang, Musik, und Lärm in der Erfahrung und Produktion von Städten,” public lecture for the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, BTU Cottbus, Germany, 8 June 2015.

    Panelist for “The Acoustic City: Exploring Geographies of Sound,” panel session at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA, 21-25 April 2015.


    2014
    “Akustische Ökologie: Experimentierfeld West Berlin,” presentation at the Wastelands symposium, University of the Arts, Berlin, 13 June 2014.


    2013
    “Engineering sound: Modernist architecture and acoustic design in postwar Berlin,” presentation at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, UK, 28-31 August 2013.

    “Acoustic ecology: Hans Scharoun and modernist experimentation in West Berlin,” presentation at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, USA, 9-13 April 2013.


    2012
    “‘The sound of Berlin,” public talk for Touch invites ... an evening of talks & performances, curated by London-based audio-visual organisation Touch at Café Oto, in London, UK, 17 July 2012.


    2011
    Panelist for “Cultural landscapes of Boom and Bust,” part of the AHRC-funded project Creative City Limits, University College London, UK, 1 June 2011.

    “Phantom limbs: Subterranean Berlin,” paper presented at The 9th Annual Conference of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility’, Berlin, Germany, 6 October 2011

  • Committees

    Member of the Committee for Teaching and Learning (Kommission für Studium und Lehre, KSL), Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Member of the Institute Council (Institutsrat), Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Member of the General Commission of Gender Studies (Gemeinsame Kommission), Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Member of the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Member of the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies (GSZ), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Associate Member, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin.

    Member of the board of trustees of the von Humboldt-Ritter-Penck-Stiftung.