Marie Karner

Dr. phil.  |  Research Assistant

Marie Karner studied geography, economics and media science before joining the Institute of Geography at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2013, where she received her PhD in 2020. Her research focuses on (neo-)diasporic communities, migration, Arab and colonial old cities as well as on cruise and film tourism. On a theoretical level, she deals with diaspora concepts, social networks, ethnic identities, communities of practice, neo-tribes, and processes of commodification, touristification and atmospheric experience. Her regional focus is the United States, Australia, Cuba, Brazil, and Lebanon, where she was funded as a doctoral fellow at the Orient Institute Beirut in 2017. In academic teaching, she is primarily responsible for the practical training in empirical methods of Human Geography and leads field trips and research workshops in several countries including South America, the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand.

current publications

ESCHER, A., M. KARNER and H. RAPP (2021): Cinematic cruising: Reel and real spaces between imagination and experience. In: Research Outreach, 126. Online: https://doi.org/10.32907/RO-126-1870901183

ESCHER, A. and M. KARNER (2021): EXPO 2020 in Dubai - die nachhaltigste Weltausstellung aller Zeiten? In: Geographische Rundschau 73 (9): 46-51.

ESCHER, A., M. KARNER and H. RAPP (2021): Cinematic cruising: Reel imagination and real experience for pleasure on the high seas. In: Tourism and Hospitality Research 21(3): 374-385. Online: https://doi.org/10.1177/14673584211011711

KARNER, M. J. (2021): “One Nation Under God” – Die Bedeutung und Veränderung von Ethnic Churches in der US-amerikanischen Gesellschaft. In: V. WILHELMI, E. THEVEßEN and F. PFEIL (Eds.): Geographien der Gewalt: Die USA am Wendepunkt – Geographische Perspektiven. Mainzer Kontaktstudium Geographie, Band 19. Mainz: Geographisches Institut der JGU: 72-97.

KARNER, M. J. (2021): Neo-diasporische Gemeinschaften. Blouzaniyye in Sydney, Australien. Erdkundliches Wissen 167. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. [link to summary/content, p. 13-16].

complete publications list

Courses in Summer Term 2021

  • M6/M4alt/M8ED/M13ED Research Methods in Human Geography (Practical Training) A-E
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar and Excursion "Red Sea", 14 days
  • M3ED Seminar + Excursion on Regional Geography „Romanticism on the Rhine“
  • M1-MA Project Seminar: Tack a Map
 02/2020 Doctoral Disputation (Thesis: “Neo-diasporic communities. Blouzaniyye in Sydney, Australia”)
since 01/2018  Research Assistant at the Institute of Geography Mainz
01/2018 Visiting Scholar Grant for using the resources at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, NC State University, Raleigh, United States
01/2017-12/2017 Doctoral Fellow at the Orient Institute Beirut (OIB, Lebanon): Lebanese Diasporic Village Communities and their Practices of Reproduction and Community Development
12/2015-12/2016 Research Assistant at the Institute of Geography Mainz
12/2013-12/2015 Research Assistant in the DFG-Project „Lebanese Global Communities: Practices of Reproduction and Constitution of Global Communities“ at the Institute of Geography Mainz
11/2013

Graduation with a Diploma in Geography at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Subject of the Master’s Thesis: „Dance in the Old City“ – The Transformation of the Lebanese Historic Center of Byblos” (Awarded with a Recognition within the Otto-Borst-Prize 2015)

03/2012-11/2013 Student Assistant of Prof. Dr. Anton Escher
02/2011 - 03/2011 Internship at the GFA Consulting Group / German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the Dominican Republic
09/2010-12/2010 Semester abroad at the Universitat de València (Spain)
01/2010 - 03/2010 Internship at Orígenes Bolivia (Corporate Social Responsibility) in La Paz (Bolivien)
09/2009 - 12/2009 Intenship at KoRiS – Communicative Urban- and Regional Development in Hannover
10/2006-11/2013 Student of Geography with Minors in Economics and Media Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2006 High School Graduation at the Gymnasium Nonnenwerth im Rhein, Remagen (Germany)
1986 Born in Bonn (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)

“Lebanese Global Villages: Practices of Reproduction and Constitution of Global Communities” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2013-2015 (Link to reports about field visits and related events) and by the Orient Institute-Beirut (OIB) with a doctoral fellowthip in 2017 (Link to project description  in the OIB annual report)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hike in the Wādī Qādīšā with Members of the Blouza Community (© L. Michael 2017)

 

 

"Communities of Syrians in Germany" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2018-2021 (Link to project description in the DAVO Journal)

„Exploring Migrant Narratives“ International workshop jointly organized by the Center for Intercultural Studies (ZIS), the Institute of Geography (JGU) and the Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Prof. Dr. Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich) in Mainz, 26.-28.07.2018.

"Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Germany and beyond - Research and Analysis" international Workshop within the DFG-Project "Communities von Syrerinnen und Syrern in Deutschland" jointly organized by the Institute of Geography (JGU) and the Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Prof. Dr. Paul Tabar) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) (Lebanon), 18.04.2018.

„Migrant Narratives – Moving Stories“ International workshop jointly organized by the Center for Intercultural Studies (ZIS), the Institute of Geography (JGU) and the Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Prof. Dr. Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich) in Mainz, 17.-19.07.2017.

"Migration Studies: Reflection and Challenges" International Workshop within the DFG-Project "Lebanese Global Communities"  jointly organized by the Institute of Geography (JJGU) and the Institute for Migration Studies (IMS) of the Lebanese American University (LAU) (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Prof. Dr. Paul Tabar) at the Orient Institute Beirut (OIB, Lebanon), 27.-28.11.2015.

Summerterm 2021

  • M6/M4alt/M8ED/M13ED Research Methods in Human Geography (Practical Training) A-E
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar and Excursion "Red Sea", 14 days
  • M3ED Seminar + Excursion on Regional Geography „Romanticism on the Rhine“
  • M1-MA Project Seminar: Tack a Map

Winterterm 2020/21

  • M13 HS & GP Special Human Geography „EXPO 2020/Dubai“ (digital format)
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar and Excursion River Cruise Germany/Austria, 10 days (digital format)
  • M1-MA Project Seminar: Tack a Map

Summerterm 2020

  • M8/M8ED (M9ED alt) Theories of Diaspora and Ethnicity in the Series Theories of Human Geography (with Prof. Verena Brinks; Dr. Ahmad Izzo; Dr. Julia van Lessen; Dr. Sandra Petermann)
  • M6/M4alt/M8ED/M13ED Research Methods in Human Geography (Practical Training) A-F (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M8 Training: Theories and Methods of Human Geography A and B (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M3ED Seminar + Excursion on Regional Geography "Rheingau"

Winterterm 2019/20

Summerterm 2019

Winterterm 2018/19

Summerterm 2018

Summerterm 2016

Winterterm 2015/16

  • M6-MA: Project Study "Halifax" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Elisabeth Sommerlad)

Summerterm 2015

  • M6a-MA Seminar: Research Concepts "Halifax" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Elisabeth Sommerlad)
  • M6b-MA Seminar: Research Concepts "Lebanese in Germany" (headed by Prof. Dr. Paul Tabar)
  • M4/M8 ED Training: Methods of Human Geography (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)

Winterterm 2014/15

Summerterm 2014

  • M6b-MA: Seminar: Research Concepts "Dubai" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)

 

 

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