Dr. Sarah Becklake

© Becklake
Dr. Sarah Becklake
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover
© Becklake
Dr. Sarah Becklake
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover
Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies
Research Staff
Sociology Department

Schwerpunkte in Forschung und Lehre

  •  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  

Short Bio:

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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