Dr. Sarah Becklake

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Dr. Sarah Becklake
© Becklake
Dr. Sarah Becklake
Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies
Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter
Institut für Soziologie


  •  Sociological Theory,  Global Political Economy, International Political Sociology
  • (Under-)Development, (In)Security, and Human Spatial (Im)Mobilities
  • Geo- and Body-Political Inequalities, Global Coloniality
  • Global Tourism Mobilities, Touristic Competition, and Touristic Security
  • Ethnography; Latin America  


I´m a research associate in the Institute for Sociology at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Before joining LUH, I worked in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lancaster, where I completed my PhD in 2016. My research focuses on the intersection of development politics, geo-/body-political inequalities, human spatial (im)mobilities, and human security/processes of (in)securitisation. My empirical research has primarily been focused on the development-security-tourism nexus and practices of touristic competition and touristic security in the context of Guatemala and Latin America more broadly.

  • Ausbildung

    PhD in Sociology, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom (completed forthwith = summa cum laude)

    MA in Global Political Economy, University of Kassel, Germany (final grade: 1.1; 1.0 = highest grade)

    BA in Sociology (major) and Political Science (minor). Simon Fraser University, Canada (final grade: 3.98; 4.0 = highest grade)

  • Research interests

    My research interests include:

    • system/assemblage/practice theories,
    • global human (im)mobilities,
    • development,
    • security,
    • (de-)coloniality,
    • geo- and body-political inequalities,
    • new technologies,
    • social change and
    • Latin America.
  • Mitgliedschaften und Ämter

    I am a member of the Centre for Global and Atlantic Studies.

    I am currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University (UK) and a permanent Associate Member of the Centre for Mobilities Research at the University of Lancaster (UK).

    Since 2007 I have been a Ständige Mitarbeiterin with the journal 'Peripherie: Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt' (Münster, Germany), helping edit English language abstracts.

    I am also an Associate Member of the British NGO ‘Equality in Tourism’ and an occasional contributor to the Catalan NGO ‘Alba Sud’.

    I have academic memberships to:

    • Guatemalan Scholars Network
    • Slum Tourism Network
    • Latin American Studies Association
    • British International Studies Association
    • European International Studies Association
    • International Studies Association
    • Royal Geographical Society
    • American Association of Geographers
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