I joined the cultural geography research group at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in March 2022. I’m a human geographer and studied at Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main (Bachelor of Arts) and at the University of Bonn (Master of Science). In addition, I spent two study stays abroad at Linnéuniversitetet in Växjö, Sweden, and at York University in Toronto, Canada. In my master’s thesis, I took current discourses about design as a philosophy and practice of transformative world-making as a starting point to analyse to what extent the social sciences have developed an understanding of the ontological dimensions of design. During my studies I gained working experience in different research institutions such as Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL, Leipzig), Leibniz Institute for Research on Space and Society (IRS, Erkner), Bonn International Center for Conflict Studies (BICC, Bonn) and Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI, Berlin).
Institute of Geography
Cultural/critical studies of design
Critical logistics and infrastructures
Heterodox economic geographies
Ethnography and experimental methods
Neuhöfer, R., & Pilgrim, H. (2022). The Journey of Cloves: Historical Trajectories and New Dynamics of Organic Labeling on Zanzibar. In B. Schnepel & J. Verne (Eds.), Cargoes in Motion: Materiality and Connectivity across the Indian Ocean. Ohio University Press.
Verne, J., Matejceck, A., Rochlitz, J. & Neuhöfer, R. (submitted). “In Technology we Trust“: Digital Visions and their Implications for Agricultural Development in Eastern Africa. In D. Müller-Mahn & M. Bollig (Eds.), Future Rural Africa. James Currey.
- Conference presentation „Of certificates and spices: Marketization of cloves on Zanzibar“, at Junger Kongress für Geographie, Kiel
- Conference presentation „The Journey of Cloves: Historical trajectories and new dynamics of marketization”, at International Conference: Cargoes – The Materiality of Connectivity in Motion Across the Indian Ocean, Berlin
- Video installation “Grounding the Cloud: An ethnographic encounter with Internet infrastructures in Toronto” at Neue Kulturgeographien XVII, Bonn
Summer term 22
- M8 Übung: Theorien und Methoden der Humangeographie A: „Geographies of Place Branding“