Human Geography

Dr. Markus Keck

My work at the University of Goettingen is primarily concerned with current dynamics of urban and rural food systems in the Global South. I am particularly interested in how globalization, urbanization and industrialization transform food production, exchange, consumption, and disposal, and in the risks and inequalities that are linked to these processes. I work on the conceptual development and empirical analysis of food security (Zingel et al. 2011 Keck 2017), food markets (Keck et al. 2012, Keck 2016), and the perception and evaluation of food-related safety risks (Keck 2015, Keck forthcoming). Furthermore, I am interested in studying the social resilience of poverty groups (Keck & Etzold 2013, Keck & Sakdapolrak 2013), violent conflicts (Keck 2015, Beckert & Keck 2015), and the production of modern spaces (Keck & Eisenberger 2015, Grenzebach & Keck forthcoming). My theoretical work is concerned with potentials and limits of practice-oriented approaches (Keck 2015, Keck & Kramm forthcoming). I work empirically in South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh, India).


DFG-Logo13 March 2017: German Research Foundation approves research project of Markus Keck on "Politics of knowledge and non-knowledge: Agricultural biotechnology in India".