Research Interests and Projects

Research Interests

  • Disciplinary: Economic Geography, Critical Development Studies, Cultural Geography
  • Thematic: Food Economy, Food Practices, Resource Conflicts, Sustainability Transition
  • Theoretical: Practice Theory, Dispositive Analysis, Actor-Network Theory, New Materialism
  • Methodical: Empirical Social Research, Qualitative & Quantitative Methods, Participatory Appraisals
  • Regional: South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh, India), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam), Lower Saxony



Research Projects

    Politics of knowledge and non-knowledge: Agricultural biotechnology in India
  • Applicant/s: Keck, M.
  • Position: Principal investigator
  • Total project duration: 36 months, 2017-2020
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (individual research grant)


    Biotechnology and the future of agriculture in India
  • Applicant/s: Keck, M.
  • Position: Principal investigator
  • Total project duration: 6 months, 2015-2016
  • Funding: University of Göttingen and Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture (start-up funding for post-doctoral researches)


    Multiple modernities in the megacity: Economic and spatial restructuring of food markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Applicant/s: Bohle, H.-G., von Hauff, M., Keck, M.
  • Position: Principal investigator
  • Total project duration: 24 months, 2011-2014
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (research grant within the frame of the priority program 1233)


    The mega-urban food system of Dhaka/Bangladesh
  • Applicant/s: Bohle, H.-G., Zingel, W.-P.
  • Position: Research associate
  • Total project duration: 36 months, 2007-2010
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (research grant within the frame of the priority program 1233)