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Prof. Dr. Sandra Jasper

Lupe [1]

Assoziierte Wissenschaftlerin

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

tel: +49 (0)30 2093 6875
fax: +49 (0)30 2093 6853
email: sandra.jasper[at]geo.hu-berlin[dot]de [2]
web: https://www.geographie.hu-berlin.de/de/Members/jasper_sandra [3]

  • Resarch Focus
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Fellowships and grants
  • Publications
  • Film
  • Presentations (selection)

Resarch Focus

  • Gender and geography
  • (Urban) environment-society relations
  • Wastelands and cultures of nature
  • Post-human geographies
  • Multi-sensory cities
  • Experimental methodologies (film and sound recording)

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

2015
PhD in Geography, University College London, UK

2008
Magister in Geography and Gender Studies, Humboldt University 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
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Post-doctoral Research Associate: ERC-funded project Rethinking Urban Nature

2014-2015
Department of Geography, University College London
Research Associate: ERC-funded project Rethinking Urban Nature

Fellowships and grants

2020
Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute Visiting Research Fellowship.

2018
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant.

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

2014
ERC Advanced Grant ‘Rethinking Urban Nature,’ € 2.38M. PI: Matthew Gandy.
Role: Co-writing of proposal & named researcher.

2010
University of London Central Research Fund.

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

2008
University College London Doctoral Scholarship.

Publications

Books
Jasper, S., Experimental Fields: A Cultural History of West Berlin (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
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.
Jasper, S., 2019 “Capturing Brachen: A Geographical Journey into Filmmaking,” The AAG Review of Books 7(3):. 215–217.
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.
Jasper, S., 2018 “Sonic Refugia: Nature, Noise-Abatement, and Landscape Design in West Berlin,” The Journal of Architecture 23 (6): 936–960.
Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. 2017 ‘Geography, Materialism, and the Neo-Vitalist Turn,’ Dialogues in Human Geography 7 (2): 140–144.

Book chapters
Jasper, S. “Traversing Wasteland: 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, forthcoming).
Jasper, S., “Acoustic Botany: Listening to Nature in a former Airfield,” in Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City (Berlin: Jovis, 2020), pp. 221–228.
Gandy, M. and Jasper, S., “The City as a Botanical Field,” in Gandy, M. and Jasper, S. (eds.) The Botanical City (Berlin: jovis, 2020), 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.
Jasper, S., 2017. “Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin by Alexander Vasudevan,” Cultural Geographies 24, pp. 505–506.
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.

Other publications
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 [4]

Presentations (selection)

2020
“Avian landscapes: attuning to birds in disused infrastructural spaces” 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.

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