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Prof. Dr. Peter Dörrenbächer

Prof. Dr. Peter Dörrenbächer
Address Universität des Saarlandes
Chair of Cultural Geography
Department of Geography (FR 5.4 Geographie)
Postfach 151150
66041 Saarbrücken
Phone +49-681-302 58074
Fax +49-681-302 58075
E-Mail p.doerren@mx.uni-saarland.de
Homepage http://www.uni-saarland.de/fachrichtung/geographie/pers/prof/doerrenbaecher.html
 

Academic Career

Study

1977-1984
Geography (Diploma), Sociology: Universität des Saarlandes, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby B.C. Canada

Graduation / Academic Degrees

1997
Habilitation in Human Geography, Universität des Saarlandes
1992
Dr. phil., Universität des Saarlandes (magna cum laude)
1984
Dipl.-Geograph, Universität des Saarlandes (1,0 – first class honors)

Current Position(s)

2014-2016
Studiendekan, Fakultät Empirische Humanwissenschaften, Universität des Saarlandes
since 2006
Chair of Cultural Geography, Geography Dept., Universität des Saarlandes

Position(s) Held

2004-2006
Associate Professor, Geography Dept., Universität des Saarlandes
2003-2004
Professor for Economic Geography, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (replacement position)
2001-2002
Professor for Applied Geography, Technische Universität München (replacement pos.)
2000-2002
Lecturer, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris)
1992-2004
Assistant Professor, Geography Dept., Universität des Saarlandes

Relevant (International) Research Experience

2014-2016
Cooperation in the project “Border Futures - Zukunftsfähigkeit grenzüberschreitender Kooperation”, project team of the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland within the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning
2008-2010
Cooperation in the project “Metroborder - Cross-border Polycentric Metropolitan Regions” (ESPON-Project)
since 2008
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Rural and Community Development
2005-2007
Cooperation in the project “MOSAME, Mise en réseau des formations et recherches universitaires sur le développement territorial transfrontalier en Grande-Région” (Interreg-Project)
2005-2006
Cooperation in the project “Innovations dans ‘la vente par correspondance - vente à distance’ et résilience d’un territoire de tradition industrielle. L’exemple de la “VPC valley” de la métropole lilloise (Nord-Pas-de-Calais – France)”
since 2001
Member, Advisory Council, Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Ottawa

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards

2014-2016
Cooperation in the project “Border Futures - Zukunftsfähigkeit Grenzüberschreitender Kooperation“, Arbeitsgruppe der Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung
2008-2010
ESPON-Project Cooperation in the project “Metroborder - Cross-border polycentric metropolitan regions”, in cooperation with Université du Luxembourg, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg, Université de Lorraine (former Université Paul Verlaine Metz), ETH Zürich, Université Haute-Alsace, Regio Basiliensis
2005-2007
Interreg project "MOSAME, Mise en réseau des formations et recherches universitaires sur le développement territorial transfrontalier en Grande-Région", in cooperation with Metz, Nancy, Luxembourg, Liège and Kaiserslautern Universities and CEPS/INSTEAD (Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques / International Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development)
2005-2006
DAAD Research Grant (Procope): Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing. Vom Textilindustrierevier zum ‘Mail Order Valley Europe' ("Innovations dans ‘la vente par correspondance - vente à distance’ et résilience d’un territoire de tradition industrielle. L’exemple de la "VPC valley" de la métropole lilloise (Nord-Pas-de-Calais – France)")

Memberships and other relevant Activities

2015-2016
Member of the adjudication committee of the Partnership Program of the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC)
since 2015
Member of the Städtebaubeirat der Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken
since 2014
Member of the Steering Committee of the UniGR Center for Border Studies (CBS)
2014
Gutachter, ACQUIN (Member of an evaluation group for the accreditation of BA and MA study programs in Geography)
since 2013
Member of the Board of Directors of CEUS (Collegium Europaeum Universitatis Saraviensis)
since 2013
Member of the Academic Council, Frankreichzentrum (Universität des Saarlandes)
since 2011
Member of the Academic Council, Institut für Landeskunde im Saarland (www.iflis.de)
since 2010
Member of the pool of reviewers, European Science Foundation
since 2010
Member of the Academic Advisory Board, Institut für Landeskunde im Saarland
since 2007
Spokesperson and Responsible Manager, Program “Bilinguales Deutsch-Französisches Lehramtsstudium Geographie / Geschichte Universität des Saarlandes – Université Paul Verlaine Metz” (financed by Deutsch-Französische Hochschule)
2006-2013
Member of the Academic Council, Frankreich-Zentrum, Universität des Saarlandes
since 2005
Founding member, Forum Canada at Universität des Saarlandes
2002-2011
Member, DAAD Selection Jury (graduates), North America Program
since 2001
Member, Advisory Council, Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Ottawa

List of Publications

a) Publications in refereed journals and book publications
2015
(co-edited with Martina Neuburger) Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples: Case Studies from North America (Oxford: Peter Lang).
2010
“La Gran Región. Institucionalización de una región europea tranfronteriza”, Documents Anàlisi Geogràphica 56:1, 185-200.
2008
(co-authored with Christian Schulz) “The Organisation of the Production Process: The Case of Smartville”, in: Piet Pellenbarg/Egbert Wever (eds.), International Business Geography: Case Studies of Corporate Firm (London: Routledge), 83-96.
2006
(co-authored with Christian Schulz and Christine Liefooghe) “Far Away, so Close? Regional Clustering of Mail Order Firms and Related Business Services in the Lille Metropolitan Area”, in: James W. Harrington/Peter Daniels (eds.), Knowledge-Based Services, Internationalisation and Regional Development (Burlington: Ashgate), 289-305.
2005
"Natur und Ressource in Kanada: Mehr Umweltgerechtigkeit und selbstbestimmte Entwicklung indigener Völker", in: Rüdiger Glaser/Klaus Kremb (eds.), Nord- und Südamerika (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 50-62.
2005
“Steps to Indigenous Resource Co-Management: From the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement to the Agreement of a New Relationship”, in: Robert C. Thomsen/Nanette L. Hale (eds.), Canadian Environments. Essays in Culture, Politics and History (Brussels: Peter Lang), 71-82.
2003
James Bay – Institutionalisierung einer Region. Wasserkraftnutzung in Nord-Quebec und die Entstehung regionaler Selbstverwaltungsstrukturen der Cree-Indianer (Saarbrücken: Saarbrücker Geographische Arbeiten, Bd. 48).
1999
“James Bay: An Indigenous Region?”, International Journal of Canadian Studies 19: Spring (=Tenth Anniversary Issue: Articles from Canadian Studies Journals Around the World), 137-150.
1992
Unternehmerische Anpassungsprozesse. Ein industriegeographisches Arbeitsmodell, dargestellt am Beispiel der Saarbergwerke AG (Saarbrücken: Arbeiten aus dem Geographischen Institut der Universität des Saarlandes).

b) Other publications
2015
(co-authored with Martina Neuburger) "Introduction: Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples", in: Martina Neuburger / H. Peter Dörrenbächer (eds.), Nationalisms and Identities among Indigenous Peoples: Case Studies from North America (Brussels: Peter Lang), 1-11.
2015
“Ein grenzüberschreitender Wirtschaftsraum? Gemeinsame und individuelle Entwicklungen seit der Krise des Montansektors”, in: Christian Wille (ed.), Lebenswirklichkeiten und politische Konstruktionen in Grenzregionen: Das Beispiel der Großregion SaarLorLux: Wirtschaft – Politik – Alltag – Kultur (Bielefeld: transcript), 21-37.
2014
"Universität des Saarlandes. Bilinguales Lehramtsstudium Geographie / Geschichte" in: HRK, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (ed.), Auf internationale Erfolge aufbauen. Beispiele guter Internationalisierungspraxis an deutschen Hochschulen (Bonn), 114-117.
2014
"Grenzüberschreitende polyzentrische Metropolregionen im deutsch-französischen Grenzraum", in: Mechthild Gilzmer et al. (eds.), 50 Jahre Elysée-Vertrag (1963-2013). Traditionen, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven / Les 50 ans du raité de l’Elysée (1963-2013). Traditionen, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven (Bielefeld: transcript), 161-179.
2013
“In-Between: The Conversion of Former Iron and Steel Industry Sites and Cities in the Saarland–Uneven and Complex Development Paths”, in: Clemens Zimmermann (ed.), Industrial Cities. History and Future (Frankfurt: Campus), 117-141.

Training of Young Researchers

Dissertations Currently Supervised

Joshua Bechtold: Die Bedeutung von Logistikunternehmen für die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in Grenzregionen. Das Fallbeispiel SaarLorLux (to be finished in 2017)

Marc-Antoine Frébutte: Création, orientation et évolution du milieu associatif : Le cas des serbes à Vienne et à Toronto (since 2016, Doctoral Researcher IRTG Diversity)

Fréderic Marsal: Energie-Governance in deutsch-französischen Grenzregionen (Co-Tutelle, Universität des Saarlandes - Université de Lorraine) (to be finished in 2017/18)

Christian Newton: Die Transformation der Energiewirtschaft - Wirtschaftsräumliche Implikationen des Zukaufs und Outsourcing von Dienstleistungen in lokal und regional operierenden EVU (to be submitted in the 2nd half of 2016)

Charlotte Veit: Die Position von Migrantenselbstorganisationen (MSOs) in der Stadt Saarbrücken. (early state)

Finished Dissertations

Tobias Chilla: Punkt, Linie, Fläche: Territorialisierte Europäisierung (habilitation 2011, time to degree: 2 years; current position: University Professor, Universität Erlangen]

Johannes Venjakob: Qualitativ-narrative Szenarios für die langfristige Entwicklung des polnischen Energiesektors. Eine energiegeographische Untersuchung“ (2011, time to degree: 3 years; current position: Wuppertal Institut, project manager “Zukünftige Energie- und Mobilitäts-strukturen“)

Birte Nienaber: Raumwirksame Aspekte der Nachhaltigkeit – Regionale Resilienz durch Sozialkapital im Zeichen von Globalisierung und Regionalisierung in Europa (habilitation 2012, time to degree: 3 years; current position: University Professor Université du Luxembourg]

Christoph Hahn: Grenzüberschreitende Clusterinitiativen im Großraum SaarLorLux (2014, time to degree: 5 years; current position: Wirtschaftsförderung, Stadt Monheim]

Fabian Faller: Energetisches Regionalisieren. Transformationspraktiken der Energiewende am Beispiel der Biogaserzeugung“ (Cotutelle Universität des Saarlandes/Université du Luxembourg, 2015, time to degree: 3.5 years; current position: PostDoc Economic Geography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel]

Ines Funk: Grenzüberschreitende Patientenmobilität im saarländisch-lothringischen Grenzraum (2015, time to degree: 5 years; current position: PostDoc, Department of Geography, Universität des Saarlandes]

Specific Qualification as Participant of the IRTG

Peter Dörrenbächer is an expert in Social and Economic Geography. His research focuses on the interplay of social, temporal and spatial dimensions of regionalization processes in European border regions (SaarLorLux) and in Canada. In his doctoral thesis (1992) he analysed the structural changes in the economy of an old industrialized region (Saarland); and in his habilitation thesis (1997) he explored the development of indigenous self-government structures of the Cree in the context of the development of the James Bay hydroelectric project. In both cases, he focused on the complex cross-cultural processes of regional institutionalization at the social, temporal and spatial level. In recent years, his research included the cultural dimensions of cross-border relations (especially in the field of economic cooperation) and the institutionalization of transboundary metropolitan regions.

For many years, he has been the spokesperson of the geography section of the Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien (GKS, Association of Canadian Studies in the German speaking countries) and a board member of GKS; a board member of the Canadian Arctic Resource Committee (Yellowknife/Ottawa) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rural and Community Development (Canada). For 10 years, he has served in the selection committee of the DAAD North America and Bologna Centre Program. In 2015 and 2016, he served in the Adjudication Committee for the Partnership Program of the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada.

With regard to transboundary studies, he has worked on various Interreg projects and the ESPON project Metroborder. He is one of the founders of the University of the Greater Region’s Center for Border Studies (UniGR CBS) and serves in the Steering Committee of UniGR CBS. Currently he is preparing an interdisciplinary and transboundary Master’s program in “Border Studies” at Universität des Saarlandes, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Université de Lorraine and Université du Luxembourg. Since 2013, he has been one of the directors of CEUS (Collegium Europaeum Universitatis Saraviensis). In addition, he is the coordinator of the bilingual German-French teacher-training program in Geography and History of the Universität des Saarlandes and Université de Lorraine, which is supported by the Franco-German University. He has supervised more than 50 diploma and state theses. In the last five years, he has supervised six doctoral and habilitation theses. Currently, he is supervising five doctoral theses, most of them on cross-border cooperation in the “Greater Region” Saar-Lor-Lux.
 
 
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