Dr. phil. Elisabeth Sommerlad

Research Assistant/ Post Doc

Research Interests

    • Media & Film Geography
    • Cultural Diversity/ Interculturality
    • Geography of Encounters
    • Region: USA, Indian Ocean

 

 

Biography

Elisabeth Sommerlad studied Geography, Communication  and Sociology in Mainz and graduated in 2012 with a diploma thesis on "Marrakech in feature film". From March to September 2013 she was a research assistant to the Team Cultural Geography at the Institute of Geography of JGU. From October 2013 to September 2015 she held a scholarship of the Stipendienstiftung Rheinland-Pfalz (doctoral scholarship). Since October 2015 she is working as a research assistant at the Department of Geography of JGU (Team Human Geography). In September 2019 she completed her doctorate with a dissertation on the cinematic staging of intercultural encounters with a focus on US-American feature films set in New York City. In the summer term 2020, she represents Veronika Cummings' professorship (content-related). 

Publications

Sommerlad, E. (forthcoming): Film. In: Adams, P. and B. Warf (Eds.): Handbook Media Geography. 

Mauer, R. und E. Sommerlad (forthcoming): Die Karte im Film. In: Bulgakowa, O. and R. Mauer (Eds.): Dinge im Film. Wiesbaden.  

Sommerlad, E. (forthcoming): Filmgeographie. In: Thielmann, T. and M. Kanderske (Eds.): Handbuch Mediengeographie. Baden-Baden. 

Sommerlad, E. and Y. David (2020): The Digital Divide and the Right to Safe Internet Access in Times of COVID-19. Contribution within the "AAG Summer Series on questions of Geoethics and Human Rights highlighted by COVID-19 Conditions". Online: http://news.aag.org/2020/06/summer-series-on-questions-of-geo-ethics-and-human-rights-highlighted-by-covid-19-conditions/.

Konter, O., E. Sommerlad, V. Cummings and J. Esper (2020): Bourbon-Vanille aus Madagaskar.
Ökologische und ökonomische Einflussfaktoren auf die Ertragsvariabilität eines globalen Handelsprodukts. In: Geographische Rundschau 4: 10-15.

Cummings, V. and E. Sommerlad (2020): Geographische Rundschau (4), Special Issue "Indian Ocean" (Moderation).

Sommerlad, E. (2019): Der Spielfilm Tangerine als Produktion eines (inter-)kulturell doppelt imaginierten Sehnsuchtsrraum. In: Stiglegger, M. und A. Escher (Eds.): Mediale Topographien. Beiträge zur Medienkulturgeographie. Wiesbaden: 243-275.

Lukinbeal, C., L. Sharp, E. Sommerlad and A. Escher (Eds.) (2019): Media's Mapping Impulse. Stuttgart.

Sommerlad, E. (2019): ‘Cinematic Faces’ der Stadt Marrakech. In: Pelizaeus, L. [Hrsg.]: Images du Patrimoine Mondial. Changement et persistance des images  des sites du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO (du Maroc à la vallée du Danube –  XVIIIe siècle à nos jours)/ Welterbebilder. Veränderung und Persistenz der Bilder  von UNESCO-Welterbestätten  von Marokko bis in das Donautal  vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute. Münster: 321-339.

Escher, A. & E. Sommerlad (2018): Interkulturelle Konzepte in der Geographie.. In: Gogolin, I., V. B. Georgi, M. Krüger-Potratz, D. Lengyel & U. Sandfuchs (Hrsg.): Handbuch Interkulturelle Pädagogik, Bad Heilbrunn: 150-152.

Escher, A., E. Sommerlad & M. Karner (2017): "King's Landing gibt es wirklich!" - filminduzierte Reisen in imaginierte Welten. In: Vorstand der Marburger Geographischen Gesellschaft e.V. in Verbindung mit dem Dekan des Fachbereichs Geographie der Philipps-Universität (Hrsg.): Jahrbuch 2016. Marburg/Lahn: 157-163.

Escher, A., M. Karner, C. Kerz, H. Rapp & E. Sommerlad (2016): The Atmospheric Grid of Cruising on the High Seas In: Erdkunde 70 (4): 313-321.

Escher, A., M. Karner, C. Kerz, H. Rapp & E. Sommerlad (2016): Movement as the Basic Atmospheric Dimension of Cruising on the High Seas. In: Rémy, N. & N. Tixier (Hrsg.): Ambiances, tomorrow. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Ambiances. University of Thessaly, Volos: 213-218.

 

Memberships and Editorial Board

SOCuM, AG 2: Immersive Spaces (Junior Group, speaker)

Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH)

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Managing Editor of the book series Media Geography at Mainz (MGM)

 

Teaching

SS 2020

  • M 2/ M2ED Lecture: Human Geography 2: Urban and Social Geography
  • M2 MA Project Seminar: Media Geography
  • M3 MA Geographies of Cultural Globalisation Processes - Geo-ethical Perspectives on Cultural and Spatial  Phenomena in an Entangled World (with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kruip)
  • M6 MA  Advanced Seminar & Research Project: Urban Tucson (with Prof. Dr. Chris Lukinbeal)

WS 2019/20

  • M2 MA: "Theories of Media Geography"
  • M7: "Mapping Cinema & Cinematic Cartography" (with Dr. Roman Mauer, Filmwissenschaft)
  • M11 ED: Empirical Project - "Bars and Clubs in Mainz"

SS 2019

  • M2 MA Project Seminar: Media Geography
  • M2/ M2ED: Human Geography II, Course D

WS 2018/19

  • M2 MA Seminar & Project: Theories of Media Geography
  • M7: Filmgeographie - „Chronotopoi, Utopien, Heterotopien“ (with Dr. Roman Mauer, Dept. of Film Studies)

SS 2018

  • M2 MA Seminar: Angewandte Mediengeographie

WS 2017/18

  • M2 MA Seminar & Projekt: Mediengeographische Theorien

SS 2017

  • M2 MA Seminar: Angewandte Mediengeographie
  • M4 MA Seminar: Tack a Map (with Prof. Dr. Anton Escher)
  • M11/M9-ED: Regionalseminar + Exkursion "Atlantisches Kanada" (with Dr. Kurt Emde)