Carolin Schurr

Carolin Schurr

Carolin Schurr

Prof. Dr.
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SHSS-HSG
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Carolin Schurr
Fields of research
  • cultural and social geography
  • Globalisation, mobility and migration
  • Transnational reproduction
  • Emotion and affect, intersectionality, new materialism and Science and Technology Studies
  • transculturality and interculturality
Education
  • 2015 Visiting researcher King’s College London
  • 2013-2015 Postdoc University of Zürich
  • 2013-2018 Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellow
  • 2013 Postdoc University of Bonn
  • 2012 Visiting fellow University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2010 Visiting fellow University of British Colombia, Vancouver
  • 2008-2012 PhD University of Bern
  • 2002-2007 BA- and MA in geography, sociology and Latin American Studies at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • 2004-2005 exchange year Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito 
Professional Career
  • Since 2015 assistant professor University of St. Gallen
  • 2013-2015 lecturer University of Zurich
  • 2013 lecturer University of Bonn
  • 2008-2011 lecturer University of Innsbruck
  • 2008-2012 lecturer University of Bern
  • 2004-2008 consultant GIZ Ecuador 
Projects Making baby markets transnational: An ethnographic study of assisted reproduction  
Awards

2014 Swiss Latin American Studies Dissertation Award

2013 Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship

2007 Bickhoff Prize for the best final degree at the University of Eichstätt

Additional Information

Publications: 

Monographs: 

  • Schurr, Carolin (2013): Performing Politics, Making Space: A Visual Ethnography of Political Change in Ecuador. Franz-Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart. 
  • Schurr, Carolin (2009): Andean Rural Local Governments in-between Powerscapes. Mesa Redonda: Eichstätt. 

Edited volumes: 

  • Schurr, Carolin and Anke Strüver (2016): Special Issue „The Rest“: Geographien des Alltäglichen zwischen Affekt, Emotion und Repräsentation, Geographica Helvetica, 71: 87-97.  
  • Schurr, Carolin and Nicole Laliberté (2016): Special Issue ‘The stickiness of emotions in the field: complicating feminist methodologies’, Gender, Place and Culture 23 (1): 72-78. 
  • Schurr, Carolin and Jeannine Wintzer (2011): Geschlecht und Raum feministisch denken. GenderWissen eFeF: Bern.   

Peer-reviewed journal articles: 

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  • * Schurr, Carolin and Julia Verne (2017): Science and Technology Studies meets Development Geographies. Geographische Zeitschrift 105 (2): 125-144. 
  • * Carolin Schurr (2017): From biopolitics to bioeconomies: The ARTof (re-)producing white futures in Mexico’s surrogacy market. Environment and Planning D 35 (2): 241-262.  
  • * Müller, Martin and Carolin Schurr (2016): Assemblage thinking and actor-network theory (ANT): conjunctions, disjunctions, cross-fertilisations. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 41(3): 217-229.  
  • * Militz, Elisabeth and Carolin Schurr (2016). Affective nationalism: banalities of belonging in Azerbaijan. Political Geography 54 (1): 54-63.   
  • * Schurr, Carolin and Katharina Abdo (2016): Rethinking the place of emotions in the field through social laboratories. In: Schurr, Carolin and Nicole Laliberté (forthcoming): Special Issue ‘The stickiness of emotions in the field: complicating feminist methodologies’, Gender, Place and Culture 23 (1): 120-133.
  • * Grünenfelder, Julia and Carolin Schurr (2015): Intersectionality – A challenge for development research and practice? Development in Practice 25 (6): 771-784.  
  • Schurr, Carolin and Heather Walmsley. 2014. Reproductive Tourism Booms on Mexico's Mayan Riviera, International Medical Travel Journal (May 2014).    
  • * Schurr, Carolin (2014): Emotionen, Affekte und nicht-repräsentationale Geographie. Geographische Zeitschrift, 102 (3): 148-161.  
  • * Schurr, Carolin (2013): Towards an Emotional Electoral Geography: The Performativity of Emotions in Electoral Campaigning in Ecuador, Geoforum, 49: 114-126.     
  • * Schurr, Carolin (2014): Emotionen, Affekte und nicht-repräsentationale Geographie. Geographische Zeitschrift, 102 (3): 148-161.   
  • * Schurr, Carolin (2013): Towards an Emotional Electoral Geography: The Performativity of Emotions in Electoral Campaigning in Ecuador, Geoforum, 49: 114-126.   
  • Schurr, Carolin (2012): Visual Ethnography as a Methodology for Performative Geographies, Geographica Helvetica, 67 (4): 195-202.    
  • Schurr, Carolin and Dörte Segebart (2012): Challenging Ways of Doing Development Geography through Feminist Postcolonialism, Geographica Helvetica, 67 (3): 147-154.    
  • Schurr, Carolin (2012): Pensando emoções a partir de uma perspectiva interseccional: as geografias emocionais das campanhas eleitorais equatorianas, Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero, 3 (2), S. 3-15. 
  • Schurr, Carolin and Miriam Stolz (2011): Geographien der Remigration – Vom Versuch ecuadorianischer Rückkehrerinnen ein neues Leben in der alten Heimat zu beginnen, Berichte zur Deutschen Landeskunde 85 (1): 89-104.  
  • Schurr, Carolin and Miriam Stolz (2010): ‘Bienvenid@s a Casa’ – Return Schemes and the Remigration Process of Ecuadorian Female Migrants, Revista Iberoamericana 39: 55-76.    
  • Segebart, Dörte and Carolin Schurr (2010): Was kommt nach Gendermainstreaming? Herausforderungen an die geographische Entwicklungsforschung, Geographische Rundschau 62 (10): 58-63. 

Chapters in edited books: 

  • Schurr, Carolin (2016): ¿Otras geografías son posibles?!: Geografías feministas en Suiza, Austria y Alemania. In: Ibarra, Veronica: Geografias feministas. México D.F.: UNAM. P. 153-188.
  • Schurr, Carolin and Bettina Friedrich  (2015): Serving the transnational surrogacy market as a development strategy? In: Coles, Anne, Grey, Leslie and Janet Momsen: A Handbook of Gender and Development. London: Routledge. P. 236-243. 
  • Bauriedl, Sybille and Carolin Schurr (2014): Zusammenprall der Identitäten. Soziale und kulturelle Differenz in Städten aus Sicht der feministischen Forschung, in: Vogelpohl, Anne, Oßenbrügge, Jürgen (Eds.), Theorien in der Raum- und Stadtforschung – Eine Einführung. Westfälisches Dampfboot, Münster. P. 136-155.   
  • Schurr, Carolin (2014): Performativity and Antagonism as Keystones for a Political Geography of Change. In: Glass, Michael and Reuben Rose-Redwood (Eds.): Performativity, Politics and the Production of Social Space. London: Routledge. P. 95-120. 
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