Michael Spies, M.Sc.

M.Spies

Department of Geography

Human Geography

Workgroup Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann

Researcher

Address Malteserstr. 74-100
Room K 172
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 70526
Fax (+49 30) 838 - 4 70526
Email michael.spies@fu-berlin.de

Short Biography

since April 2013 Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies (ZELF), FU Berlin
Jan. 2012-April 2013 Research Assistant at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Research Area Climate Change & Development
May 2007-Jan. 2012 Student Assistant at Collaborative Research Center 700 „Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood“: Projects C4 "Armed Conflict and (In) Security in Areas of Limited Statehood“ and C2 „The Control of Violence in Civil Wars“
Sep. 2010-Jan. 2011 Field research for master thesis in Jakarta, Indonesia; sponsored by PROMOS scholarship (DAAD) and the German Red Cross
Oct. 2008-Nov. 2011 M.Sc. Geography (focus: Geographical Development Studies) at Freie Universität Berlin
Oct. 2005-Sept. 2008 B.Sc. Geographical Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin

Teaching

Winter Term 2013/14

  • ES Einführung in die Anthropogeographie I (1. Semester Bachelor Geographische Wissenschaften). LV-Nr. 24401b6, Do 14:00-16:00, G204
  • SG Wohnen in Neukölln. Eine Bezirkserkundung (Geländeseminar im Modul Einführung in die Anthropogeographie I, 1. Semester Bachelor Geographische Wissenschaften). LV-Nr. 24401c1, Blockveranstaltung
  • SG Anthropogeographische Perspektiven zum Klimawandel (Geländeseminar im Modul Einführung in die Anthropogeographie I, 1. Semester Bachelor Geographische Wissenschaften). LV-Nr. 24401c3, Blockveranstaltung (gemeinsam mit Mattes Tempelmann)

Winter Term 2012/13

  • SG Anthropogeographische Perspektiven zum Klimawandel (Geländeseminar im Modul Einführung in die Anthropogeographie I, 1. Semester Bachelor Geographische Wissenschaften). LV-Nr. 24401c3, Blockveranstaltung (gemeinsam mit Mattes Tempelmann)

Research Topics

  • Social science approaches to climate change
  • Human-environment interactions; assemblage and actor-network theories
  • Northern Pakistan

Research Project

Publications

  • Spies, M. (2014): Klimaanpassung als Diskurs: Ungleiche Perspektiven zur Hochwasserproblematik in Jakarta, Indonesien. PERIPHERIE 136, pp. 404-426.

  • Lutz, R., Spies, M., Reusser, D. E., Kropp, J. P. und D. Rybski (2013): Characterizing the development of sectoral gross domestic product composition. Physical Review E 88(1), 012804

  • Chojnacki, S., Ickler, C., Spies, M. & Wiesel, J. (2012): Event Data on Armed Conflict and Security: New Perspectives, Old Challenges, and Some Solutions. International Interactions 38(4), pp. 382-401.