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M.Sc. Marina Heyink


Department of Geography

Human Geography

Workinggroup Prof. Dr. Kreutzmann

PhD Candidate

Malteserstr. 74-100
Room K 179
12249 Berlin

Short Biography

 seit 04/2018 Ph.D. student at the Centre for Development Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
07-12/2016 Study visit at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, MA Programme Sociology. Sponsored by DAAD scholarship
04/2015-04/2016 Student assistant at the Centre for Development studies (ZELF), Freie Universität Berlin

Study-related research project in Varanasi, India. Sponsored by PROMOS scholarship (DAAD)


M.Sc. Geography, Geographical Development Studies at Freie Universität Berlin

01-08/2012 Study-related internship in Zanskar, Northern India

B.A. Social and Cultural Anthropology (major) & History (minor) at Freie Universität Berlin

Research Topics

  • Geographical development studies with focus on South and Central Asia
  • Cultural & Historical Geography
  • Visual Geography


  • Heyink, M. (2018): Where is JNU? Tracking Changes in India’s Higher Education System (= Berlin Geographical Papers 49). Berlin, 38 pp.
  • Dimakopoulos, I., Vivek, K. K. & M. Heyink (2016): Governing the paan leaf value chain. In: Schütte, S. & H. Kreutzmann (eds.): Making a living in Varanasi: Social place and socio-economic space (= Berlin Geographical Papers 44). Berlin, pp. 4-19