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Dr. Nadine Reis

Nadine Feb 2016

Wissenschaftliche Assistentin/Assistant Professor

Geographisches Institut/Department of Geography

Universität Bonn/University of Bonn

Meckenheimer Allee 166

D-53115 Bonn

Raum: Meckenheimer  Allee 176 (Geozentrum), 1.OG, Raum 1.015

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My research and habilitation project focuses on the political economy of financialization, urbanization and development in Latin America. I am particularly interested in the socio-spatial and environmental manifestations of financialization in urban peripheries, rural-urban relations and in the impacts of financialization on a macroeconomic level. Between October 2015 and March 2017 I was a DAAD P.R.I.M.E. fellow (BMBF/Marie-Curie Actions of the European Commission), affiliated with El Colegio de México (Mexico City) and the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) (The Hague). My research project ‘Land Control and State Power: The Cultural Political Economy of Land in Mexico’s Urban Peripheries’ investigated land control changes in peri-urban areas of Central Mexico in the context of financialization and agrarian change.

For my PhD research, I investigated water supply and sanitation policies in peri-urban areas of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, showing that the disjunction between formal and informal policy practices is not a question of ineffective policy cycle dynamics, but rather an inherent feature of the Vietnamese one-party state and its political culture. My thesis was awarded the first prize in the young researchers competition of the German Development Bank (KfW) and the German Economic Association (VfS) for practice-oriented development research.

My teaching is related to my research. I have taught courses on water governance and power, the theory and practice of development (policy), introduction to human geography, research methodology in critical development research, food and agriculture in the context of development and globalization, the political ecology of coal mining, financialization and development, and urban development.


Research Areas/Forschungsschwerpunkte

Publications/Veröffentlichungen

Curriculum Vitae

Media

Presentations/Vorträge

Teaching/Lehre

Memberships/Mitgliedschaften

 

Research Areas

 
  • Substantively: financialization, development and nature (esp. land, water and agrarian change in urban peripheries; financialization of the world economy and its impacts on the economies of peripheral countries); state power
  • Theoretically: critical political economy; cultural political economy; world ecology; critical realism
  • Regional Focus: Latin America (esp. Mexico), Vietnam

 


Publications

Books

Reis, N. (2012): Tracing and Making the State. Policy Practices and Domestic Water Supply in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Berlin: LIT.

Book chapters 

Reis, N. Finanzielle Abhängigkeit, Agro-Extraktivismus und Urbanisierung: Wie ländlich sind ländliche Räume in Lateinamerika? In: Meißner, M. & M. Naumann (Hrsg.) Kritische Geographien ländlicher Entwicklung. Globale Transformationen und lokale Herausforderungen. Westfälisches Dampfboot, Reihe Raumproduktionen (erscheint 2019).

Reis, N. Theorien ungleicher Entwicklung: Zur aktuellen Relevanz von Dependenz- und Weltsystemtheorien in der geographischen Entwicklungsforschung. In: Schneider-Sliwa, R., Wehrhahn, R., Helbrecht, I., & Braun, B. (Hrsg.). Humangeographie. Lehrbuch Westermann (erscheint 2019).

Reis, N. (2017): Mexiko: Industrialisierung ohne Wirkung? In: F. Scholz (ed.) Entwickungsländer. Entwicklung und Unterentwicklung im Prozess der Globalisierung. Diercke Spezial, Lehrbuch für die Sekundarstufe II.

Reis, N. (2013): Civil society and political culture in Vietnam. In: Waibel, G.; Ehlert, J. & H. Feuer (eds.). Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam. London: Routledge

Waibel, G., Benedikter, S., Reis, N., Genschick, S., Nguyen Loan, Pham Cong Huu & Tran Thanh Be (2012): Water governance under renovation? Concepts and practices of IWRM in Vietnam. In: Renaud, F. and C. Künzer (eds.). The Mekong Delta System. Interdisciplinary Analysis of a River Delta. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals 

Reis, N. (2017): A farewell to urban/rural bias: Peripheral finance capitalism in Mexico. In: Journal of Peasant Studies (published online).
 
Reis, N. (2017): Finance capital and the water crisis: Insights from Mexico. In: Globalizations 14(6): 976-990.

Reis, N. (2016): Good Governance as Managerialism: Rationalisation and International Donors in Vietnam's Water Supply and Sanitation Sector. In: Development Policy Review 34(1): 29-54.
 
Reis, N., Mollinga, P.P. (2015): Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply in Vietnam. In: Asian Studies Review 39(4): 628-648.

Reis, N. (2015): Staat, Legitimität und Praktiken der Wasserversorgung im Mekong Delta: Zur Konzeptualisierung von politischer Kultur aus kritisch-realistischer Perspektive. In: Geographische Zeitschrift 103(2): 65-79.
 
 
Reis, N., Mollinga, P.P. (2012): Water supply or ‘beautiful latrines’? Microcredit for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. In: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 5(1): 10-29.
 

Other publications

Reis, N. (2017) A farewell to urban/rural bias: Peripheral finance capitalism in Mexico. Conference Paper, ICAS-Extalde Colloquium, 24.-26.4.2017, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 

Reis, N. (2012) Hunger. Die unsichtbaren Ursachen. Weltkirche.katholisch.de, Das Internetportal der Konferenz Weltkirche. 

Reis, N. (in collaboration with the expert group on world economy and social ethics of the German conference of Catholic bishops) (2012): Den Hunger bekämpfen. Unsere gemeinsame Verantwortung für das Recht auf Nahrung. Herausgegeben von der Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe für weltkirchliche Aufgaben der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz. Bonn.

Reis, N., Mollinga, P.P. (2009): Microcredit for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in the Mekong Delta. ZEF Working Paper No. 49. Bonn. 

Reis, N., Synnevåg Sydness, G., Barton, D. and U.S. Nagothu (2007): Feasibility of Payments for Watershed Services, Part I: A methodological review and survey of experiences in India and Asia. Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Report No. 5393-2007. Oslo.

Reis, N., Barton, D. & U.S. Nagothu (2007). Feasibility of Payments for Watershed Services, Part II: Evaluation of business opportunities. Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Report No. 5394-2007. Oslo. 

Borchers, K., Fuhr, L., Lauzemis, F., Lukas, M., Reis, N., Taraschewski, T. & D. Walter (2004): Globalisierung in Südindien. Keralas Bauern zwischen Weltmarkt und Subsistenz. Freie Universität Berlin, Occasional Paper Geography Nr. 30. Berlin.  

Book reviews

Reis, N. Why We Can't Afford the Rich, by Andrew Sayer. In: Human Geography 10(2): 99-102.

 


Curriculum Vitae

 

  • October 2015-March 2017: Fully funded DAAD/BMBF/Marie-Curie 'PRIME' Fellowship, affiliated with Colegio de México (Mexico DF), International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) (The Hague), Department of Geography at Bonn University (GIUB)
  • October/November 2014: ERASMUS Visiting Teacher at Department of Geography, King's College, University of London
  • Since October 2013: Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (Lecturer/Assistant Professor) at GIUB
  • 2013: Advisor water supply and sanitation at Cordaid, the Netherlands
  • 2013: Field research on the political economy of groundwater in Central Mexico
  • 2012: 1st prize in KfW young researchers competition for practice relevant development research See Video
  • 2011-2012: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Research Associate) at the Institute for Social and Development Studies, Munich School of Philosophy 
  • 2011: PhD (Dr. agr.) in Development Sociology (with highest distinction)
  • 2007-2010: Junior Researcher at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (ZEF Bonn) 
  • 2007 (8 months): Research Assistant at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Oslo
  • 2002-2006: Diploma (Msc) in Geography, Sociology and Political Science at the Free University, Berlin (FU Berlin)
  • 2000-2002: Diploma (Bsc) in Geography, Sociology and Political Science at the Technical University, Munich (TUM)

 

  • Languages: German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian

 


Media

 
  

Invited lectures

 
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Morelia, 20.02.2018): 'Un adios al sesgo urbano/rural: el capitalismo financiero periférico en México'
  • Zürcher Humangeographisches Kolloquium (University of Zürich, Switzerland, 24.10.2017): 'Financialization, extractivism and new dependency in Mexico and Brazil'
  • New Politics Platform by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) (Cape Town, South Africa, 14.-18.03.2017) Input for Session on ‘The Global Crisis and the Current Restructuring of Capitalism: Implications for New Politics’
  • SOAS, University of London (1.2.2017, Water Left Seminar Series): 'Finance Capital and the Water Crisis: Insights from Mexico' 
  • Universität Osnabrück (Osnabrück, 7.12.2016, Ringvorlesung Entwicklungsgeographie): ''Entwicklung im 21. Jahrhundert: Finanzialisierung und neue Dependencia in Mexiko und Brasilien'
  • El Colegio de México (Mexico City, 11.3.2016, Diálogos y Reflexiones sobre Población, Ciudad y Medio Ambiente): 'Tierra y Estado en México. La Economía Política Cultural de la tierra en la zona periurbana de Toluca' 
  • Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (University of Bonn, 9.7.2015): 'Good Governance and Cultures of Rationalization in International Aid: Vietnam's Water Sector'
  • Université de Genève (Switzerland, 19.2.2015, Workshop hosted by the Cartier Foundation on 'Innovative Financial Schemes for basic services at the 'Bottom of the Pyramid': future research and action'): 'Water Supply or 'Beautiful Latrines'? Microcredit for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam'
  • King's College, University of London (Department of Geography Environment, Politics and Development Seminar Series, 21.10.2014): 'Coyotes, Concessions and Construction Companies: Illegal Water Markets and legally constructed water scarcity in Central Mexico'
  • Universidad Chapingo (Texcoco, Mexico, 20.3.2014): 'La crisis del agua y su mercado negro: Caso Valle de Toluca'
  • Wieser Bauerntag (Landvolkshochschule Wies, Germany, 22.11.2012): ‘Den Hunger bekämpfen. Unsere gemeinsame Verantwortung für das Recht auf Nahrung’
  • KfW Development Bank, Abteilung für Förderkredite in Asien (Frankfurt, 18.11.2011): ‘Politikprozesse in Vietnam und Implikationen für die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit’

Presentations and organized sessions at Scientific Conferences

2018
  • Arbeitskreis geographische Entwicklungstheorien (Bayreuth, 24.-26.10.2018): Workshop input: "Wie praxisrelevant kann/soll die geographische Entwicklungsforschung sein?" 
  • Global Conference on Economic Geography (Cologne, Germany, 24-28.7.2018): Paper session on "The role of finance in uneven development: financialization or financial deepening?" (with E. Karwowski, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Jahrestreffen des AK Lateinamerika der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (Universität Innsbruck, 24.-26.5.2018): ‘Finanzielle Abhängigkeit und Agrarlandschaften in Mexiko und Ecuador’ 

2017

  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual Conference (London, UK, 29.8.-1.9.2017): "Peripheral financialization: Extractivism and new dependency in Brazil and Mexico" (with D. Andrade, ISS)
  • Women, Natures, Colonies: Third annual conference of the World-Ecology research network (Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA, 20.-21.7.2017): "A farewell to urban/rural bias: peripheral finance capitalism in Mexico"
  • ICAS (Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies)-Extalde Colloquium on "The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century" (Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain, 24.-26.4.2017): 'A farewell to urban/rural bias: Peripheral finance capitalism in Mexico'

 

2016

  • BICAS (BRICS Initiative on Critical Agrarian Studies) 4th international conference, Beijing (24.-26.10.2016): '(Agro-)Extractivism and Financialization'
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Fransisco (29.3.-2.4.2016): Paper session on 'Peri-urban spaces in the neoliberal Americas' (with M. Lukas, Universidad de Chile)
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, San Fransisco (29.3.-2.4.2016): 'The peri-urban between fixity and motion: investment flows, institutional landscapes and actor constellations in Mexico and Chile' (with M. Lukas, Universidad de Chile)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress, New York City (27.-30.5.2016): Paper session on 'Peri-urban landscapes in the neoliberal Americas' (with M. Lukas, Universidad de Chile)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress, New York City (27.-30.5.2016): 'Land control and the political economy of the construction-finance nexus in peri-urban Mexico'

2015

  • Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (HU Berlin, Germany, 1.-6.10.2015): Fachsitzung 'Energie-/Klimapolitik aus entwicklungsgeographischer Perspektive: Nord-Süd-Beziehungen und Entwicklungen im globalen Süden' (mit B. Klagge)
  • Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (HU Berlin, Germany, 1.-6.10.2015): 'Land and water in the ‘spatial fix’: the materialisation of finance capital in Mexico’s social housing boom'
  • Inaugural Cultural Political Economy Conference (Lancaster University, UK, 1-2.09.2015): 'Political Cultures of the State of Natural Resources: Towards a Cultural Political Economy of Natural Resources Management'
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago (21-25.04.2015): 'Land, water, and the localization of finance capital in Mexico's social housing boom'

2014

  • Conference on 'Political Geographies of Development, Risk and Securitization' (University of Bonn, Germany, 30.9.-2.10.2014): 'Regulation, risk management and water security: development and illegal water rights markets in the valley of Toluca, Mexico'
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual Conference (London, UK, 26-29.9.2014): 'Coyotes, Concessions and Construction Companies: Illegal Water markets and the hydrosocial cycle in the valley of Toluca, Mexico'
  • 14th EADI General Conference (Bonn, 23-26 June 2014): 'Good governance and cultures of rationalization in International Aid. The Case of Vietnam's Water Supply and Sanitation Sector'
  • Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE) (University of Kentucky, USA, 27.2.-1-3.2014): 'Coyotes, concessions, and construction companies: Illegal water markets and and public water supply in Toluca, Mexico'
  • Tagung Neue Kulturgeographie (Universität Bremen, 31.1.-1.2.2014): 'Staat, Legitimität und Praktiken der Wasserversorgung im Mekong Delta: Zur Konzeptualisierung von politischer Kultur aus kritisch-realistischer Perspektive'

 

2013

  • Konferenz der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW), Sektion für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft (Universität Leipzig, 9.-11.10.2013): ‘Staat, Legitimität und politische Kultur: Der Ansatz der vergleichenden kulturellen politischen Ökonomie’
  • Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, Panel on ‘Civil Society in Mainland Southeast Asia’ (Oxford University, UK, 9.-11.03.2013): ‘Civil society and political culture in Vietnam’


2011
  • Workshop on Comparative Water Research (SOAS, London, UK, 24.-25.10.2011): ‘Water bureaucracies: a comparative study on the morality of formal structure’
  • Scientific Workshop on ‘Water Management Options in Globalised World - Promoting a dialogue between economics, ethics and other disciplines’ (Bad Schönbrunn, Schweiz, 20.-23.6.2011): ‘Good water policy: (how) does it trigger good practice?
  • International Conference on International Relations and Development (Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, 19.-20.5.2011): ‘Tracing and making the state. Policy practices and domestic water supply in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.’

2010
  • Venice International University (Venice, Italy, 14.-19.11.2010), Seminar “Crisis, (R)evolution, Reform. Paradigms of Societal Change in Theory and Practice: ‘Tracing and making the state. Policy practices and domestic water supply in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.’
  • United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (Bonn, Germany, 27.- 29.1.2010), 3. Scientific WISDOM-PhD Seminar: ‘The policy of rural water supply in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The facade of persistence.’

2009
  • Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, Can Tho University (Can Tho City, Vietnam, 18.3.2009): ‘The policy of rural water supply in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’.

 

Teaching/Lehre

SS 2019

  • Große Exkursion: Mexiko (Februar/März 2019)

WS 2018/19

  • Landwirtschaft und Entwicklung (M1: Aktuelles Forschungsspektrum)

SS 2018

  • Wem gehört die Stadt? Stadtentwicklung und städtisches Leben in Köln-Mülheim (Projektseminar B.A. Geographie)

WS 2017/2018

  • Internationale Finanzarchitektur, Finanzialisierung und Entwicklung (Vertiefungsseminar, M.A. Geographie)

SS 2017

  • Globale Politische Ökologie der Kohle am Beispiel Hambacher Forst (Projektseminar M.A. Geographie, mit F. Weisser) 
  • Globalisierte Agrarmärkte und landwirtschaftliche Modernisierung in den Niederlanden (B.A. Geographie, 7-Tages-Exkursion)

SS 2015


WS 2014/2015

SS 2014

WS 2013/14

     (Aufbauseminar Modul B4, in Zusammenarbeit mit F. Weisser)


SS  2013

  • Water, power and the people (Modul in der Summer School in Area and Cultural Studies, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

WS 2012/13

  • Human Development (Online Kurs im B.A. Human Development an der Internationalen CVJM Hochschule)

SS 2012

  • Water, power and the people (Modul in der Summer School in Area and Cultural Studies, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

SS 2012

  • Einführung in die soziale Analyse am Beispiel armer und reicher Milieus in München (Seminar im B.A. und M.A. Philosophie und im M.A. Ethik der Globalisierung am Institut für Gesellschaftspolitik (IGP), Hochschule für Philosophie München; in Zusammenarbeit mit Dr. Michael Hainz SJ)

WS 2011/2012

  • Ethik der Entwicklung (Proseminar im B.A. Philosophie, Institut für Gesellschaftspolitik (IGP), Hochschule für Philosophie München; in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. DDr. Johannes Wallacher)

 

BETREUUNG VON B.A. und M.A. ARBEITEN

Ich betreue Abschlussarbeiten, die sich grob im Themenfeld meiner eigenen Forschung bewegen. Mögliche Themen sind zum Beispiel (aber nicht ausschließlich!):

·      Extraktivismus (Minerale, Öl/Gas, Kohle), Agro-Extraktivismus (industrielle Landwirtschaft und deren Formen und Auswirkungen)

·      "Planetary urbanization"

·      Governance/Konflikte um Land und Wasser

·      Rolle Chinas in Afrika und Lateinamerika

·      Transnationale Unternehmen aus dem Globalen Süden

·      Finanzialisierung im Globalen Süden, globale Finanzarchitektur

·      Landwirtschaft/food security/food sovereignty im Globalen Süden

·      Transformation v. Landwirtschaft/Agrarsektor in Deutschland/EU, z.B. "Kleinbauernsterben" in Deutschland

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Memberships/Mitgliedschaften

 

  • AK Geographische Entwicklungstheorien der VGDH
  • AK Lateinamerika der VGDH
  • Bonner Geographische Gesellschaft (BGG)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
  • Verband der Geographen an deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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