Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Tabea Bork-Hüffer

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Institut für Geographie
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

AG Digitalisierungs-, Stadt- und Mobilitätsforschung (Work Group Digital, Urban and Mobility Transformations)

Research interests and fields of expertise

Research foci

Digital geographies digital mobilities; digital encounters; cON/FFlating spaces and places; smart cities; augmented realities; virtual realities
Urban geographies urban politics and governance; urban competition, marketing and branding; urban sustainability; marginal settlements; megacities; urban quality of life; policy mobilities
Cultural and social geographies geographies of encounter and difference; migrant mobilities and translocality; migration policies; theories and politics of space and place; social theories
Geographies of health digitization and health; migrant health; health governance; access to health care; environment and health

Regional foci

East Asia (China), Southeast Asia (Singapore and Malaysia), Europe (Austria, Germany) and North America (USA)

Methodological and methodical foci

Mixed methods research (MMR), qualitative and quantitative social research methods, non-representational methods, digital methods

Short CV

Born 1983, married to Mario Hüffer, two children (born 2014 and 2016)

Academic degrees

Habilitation, University of Cologne 2018
Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Cologne 2012, summa cum laude (0,0)
Diploma (Geography), Universities of Bonn and Cologne 2007, passed with distinction (1,0)

Academic degrees

2018 – Full Professorship (University Professor) at the Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University
2017–2018 Interim Professorship at the Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University
2016–2017 Maternity and parental leave
2013–2016 Postdoctoral and Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation Fellow: Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
2014 Maternity leave
2013 Teaching Fellow: Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
2012 Scientific Coordinator and Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Geography, University of Cologne: German Research Foundation (DFG)-Priority Program 1233 “Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change”
2010 Teaching Fellow: Geography and Planning School, Sun-Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2008 Teaching Fellow: Geography and Planning School, Sun-Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2007–2011 Research Associate: Department of Geography, University of Cologne
2002–2007 Studies of Geography, Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Universities Bonn, Cologne and Queen’s University Belfast

Major awards and other honors

2013–2016 Feodor-Lynen Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, Germany
2013 VGDH-Dissertationspreis (national award for doctoral thesis granted by the Association for Geography at German-speaking Universities and Research Institutions)
2009 Dr. Prill Preis (award for the best Diploma thesis granted by the Association of Geographers, Cologne)
2006 DAAD Scholarship (for field research abroad)
2004–2005 EU ERASMUS/SOKRATES Scholarship (Queen’s University Belfast)

Projects and Publications: see webpage of the Work Group Digital, Urban and Mobility Transformations

Academic positions and service

2019 – Faculty Member, Research Centre “Migration & Globalisation”, University of Innsbruck
2019 – Coordinator of SDG 11 at the University of Innsbruck of the Uninetz (Research Alliance for Sustainability of Austrian Universities), Austria
2018–2021 Member of the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) Network “Digitale Geographien”
2017 – Chair of the Workgroup “Urban Geography in the Development Context” of the German Association of Geography (DGfG)
2017 – Chair of the Workgroup “East Asia” of the German Association of Geography (DGfG)
2017 – Faculty Member, Research Centre “Global Change – Regional Sustainability”, University of Innsbruck
2014–2015 Member of the Asia Research Institute Graduate Forum Committee, National University of Singapore
2013–2015 Chair of the Asia Research Institute Social and Welfare Committee, National University of Singapore
2008–2012 Support of the coordination of the DAAD-ISAP student and lecturer exchange program at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne

Teaching

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