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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Gender And Globalisation

    Meike Brückner, M.A.


 

Main Research Topics: Critical Agri-Food Studies, Meal Sovereignty, Geographies of Food, Participatory and Qualitative Research Methods

 

Phd Topic: "Place-based and Gendered Food Practices: The Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables and Food Sovereignty Strategies in Urban and Rural Kenya" (Working Titel)

 

Currently: Researcher in the project "Meal Cultures in Market Trends and Consumption Habits" (subproject 7b)

 

Teaching:

WiSe 17/18:

Qualitative und partizipative Methoden der Feldforschung (MA-Course)

Von der Agrarproduktion bis zur täglichen Mahlzeit: Ernährung und Geschlecht in transdisziplinärer Perspektive (BA-Course)

 

Past Teaching:

SoSe17: Gendered Practices of Food: Care, Environment and Sovereignty (BA-Course)

SoSe16: Food-Body-Environment (BA-Course)

 

Wise13/14 & SS14:

Research Seminar (University of Potsdam ) Sports and Health Sociology

 

Publications

2018

Joyce-Ann Syhre & Meike Brückner (2018): The garden has improved my life’: Agency and food sovereignty of women in urban agriculture in Nairobi. In: Christine Bauhardt & Wendy Harcourt: Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care: In Search of Economic Alternatives, Publisher: Routledge.

Anne Aswani Musotsi, Meike Brückner, Parto Teherani-Krönner, Ann Kingiri (2018): The gender dynamics of provisioning African Indigenous Vegetables as a meal in Kenya: A meal security perspective. In: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018. pp. 36-50.

Brückner, Meike & Christine Bauhardt (2018): Agrarwissenschaft - Gender Curricula. Netzwerk für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW.

 

2017

Brückner, Meike & Suse Brettin (2017): Rezension. Wendy Harcourt und Ingrid L. Nelson (Hrsg.): Practising Feminist Political Ecologies. Moving Beyond the ›Green Economy‹; Vandana Shiva: Jenseits des Wachstums. Warum wir mit der Erde Frieden schließen müssen. In: Feministische Studien 2/2017

Brückner, Meike & Anne Aswani (2017): Promoting Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya. The Role of Gendered Knowledge and Perception. Policy Brief. African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), HORTINLEA Policy Brief 001/2017.

Brückner, Meike & Brettin, Suse (2017): Meal Sovereignty: Empirical Insights on an Innovative Perspective. International Colloquium: The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century: Debates about who, how and with what social, economic and ecological implications we will feed the world. Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain (Conference Paper).

2016

Brückner, Meike & Caglar, Gülay (2016): Understanding Meal Cultures — Improving the Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables: Insights from Sociology and Anthropology of Food. In: African Journal of Horticultural Science, Vol. 9: 53-61.

Brückner, Meike (2016): Rezension. Gabriele Winker: Care-Revolution. Schritte in eine solidarische Gesellschaft. Femina Politica 1/2016, 191-193.

 

Presentations

2018

Kitchen Stories: Feministische Geographien des Essens am Beispiel von Kenia, Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Osnabrücker Geographischen Kolloquiums "Die Welt auf dem Teller", 24.01.2018, Osnabrück

2017

The Bittersweet Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables: A Meal Sovereignty Perspective, Hortinlea Workshop: Gender in Agricultural Value Chains: African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya, 24. November 2017, Berlin 

WORKSHOPMODERATION: "Women’s Agency and Empowerment", International Urban Farming Conference, 11. & 12. September 2017 (with Joyce-Anne Syhre)

Meal Sovereignty in Urban and Rural Kenya: Consumption Practices of African Indigenous Vegetables, 7th European Conference on African Studies ECAS, 29. Juni - 01. Juni 2017, Basel, Schweiz

Meal Sovereignty: Empirical Insights on an Innovative Perspective, The Future of Food and Challenges for Agriculture in the 21st Century, 25. & 26.04.2017, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spanien (mit S. Brettin)

2016

Redefining Indigenous Food: Local Perspectives on AIV Consumption in Kenya, Multiple Dimensions of Food Sovereignty (HORTINLEA Conference), 23. & 24. June 2016, Berlin (mit A. Aswani).

Reflections on the Right to Food, Sustainable Food Infrastructures and Place-based Practices of Care in Kenya, Workshop Sustainable Livelihood and Ecofeminism, 08. April 2016, Berlin.

2015

Food Habits of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya, 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity for Food & Nutrition, 23. November 2015, Nairobi, Kenia (Poster mit A. Aswani)

Food Habits Matter: Investigating the Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya, Tropentag, 16. —18. September 2015, Berlin (mit A. Aswani).

Ortseffekte und Ernährung: Ein Vergleich urbaner und ruraler Ernährungskultur, Raum is(s)t Nahrung: Ein Workshop zu Geographien der Nahrung und Ernährung, 19. & 20. Juni 2015, Bayreuth.

The Role of Gendered Food Habits in Value Chain Analysis, Workshop: From the Field to the Table Investigating Gender Dynamics in Production, Marketing and Consumption of African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) in Kenya, 28. & 29. Mai 2015, Berlin.

Understanding Consumer Behaviour: The Social Embeddedness of Food Practices, 143rd JOINT EAAE/AAEA Seminar, 25—27. März 2015, Neapel, Italien (mit C. Bauhardt & G. Caglar).

 

 

Biography

- 05/2013 - 07/2014 Research Associate at the Department of Sport and Health Sociology, University of Potsdam

- 03/2013 - 07/2013 Freelancer

  • C60/Collaboratorium for cultural practice
  • greenstorming - Agency for Sustainable Event Management

- 10/2005 - 10/2012 Study of sociology, human geography and ethnography / cultural history, University Friedrich-Schiller, Jena

- 09/2008 - 02/2009 Study of Social Anthropology und Human Geography, Dalarna University, Sweden