Marie Karner

Dipl.-Geogr.  |  Research Assistant  |  Ph.D. Student

Current research projects

“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 on page 73 of the OIB annual report)

"Communities of Syrians in Germany" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2018-2021

current publications

ESCHER, A. & M. KARNER (2018): Obsolete Romanticism and the Postmodern Transformation of Urban Cultures and Traditions in Mediterranean Medinas. In: Woertz, E. (Hrsg.): “Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? Challenges of Urban Sustainability. Colección Monografías, Barcelona: Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), 35-52.

complete publications list

Courses in Winter Term 2018/2019

  • M6-MA: Project Study "Dubai" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar + Excursion "Caribbean Islands" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Dipl.-Geogr. Helena Rapp)
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 on page 73 of the OIB annual report)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

KARNER, M. (2018): Getting to Know Sheikh Youssef Stephan – Community Leaders as Role Models of Diasporic Village Communities. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies News. Internet: http://ow.ly/HDyB30lUVy2 (21.09.2018).

KARNER, M. (2017): Research Project: Lebanese Diasporic Village Communities and their Practices of Reproduction and Community Development. Mish ma32ool. The OIBlog from Beirut and Cairo. Internet: https://oib.hypotheses.org/987 (09.11.2017).

 

 

"Communities of Syrians in Germany" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2018-2021

„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.

WS 2018/19

  • M6-MA: Project Study "Dubai" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M11/M9-ED Regional Seminar + Excursion "Caribbean Islands" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Dipl.-Geogr. Helena Rapp)

SS 2018

  • M6/M4alt/M8ED/M13ED Research Methods in Human Geography (Practical Training) A-F (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Dr. Ahmad Izzo)
  • M8 Training: Theories and Methods of Human Geography A and B (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher and Dr. Ahmad Izzo)
  • M4-MA Seminar: Tack a Map (headed by Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M6-MA Seminar: Research Concepts "Dubai" (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)

 SS 2016

SS 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)

SS 2014

 

 

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