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Dr. Hanna Karg

Research Associate


Thematic and Methodological Focus

  • Urban Food Systems
  • Peri-urban Development and Urban Growth
  • Urban Sanitation in Developing Countries
  • Spatial Analysis

Regional Focus

  • West Africa
  • South Asia


  • since 2017
   Postdoctoral researcher under the UrbanFoodPlus project
  • since 2016
   Research associate at OPATS (Organic Plant Production and Agroecosystems Research in the Tropics and Subtropics), University of Kassel
  • 2013 - 2017
   PhD research under the UrbanFoodPlus project (PhD Dissertation: The role of locality in feeding cities: Spatial analysis of agriculture, markets and food flows in West African urban food systems)
  • 2011 - 2016
   Research associate at the Department of Physical Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 2012
   Research stay in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2011
   Research stay in Sri Lanka (funded by the "Agriculture and Environment Foundation")
  • 2009 - 2011
   Student assistant at the Department of Physical Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 2008 - 2011
   Master of Science: Geography of Global Change (M.Sc. Thesis: Spatial analysis of river pollution in the context of urbanisation, sanitation and wastewater irrigation in the Godavari Basin, India), University of Freiburg
  • 2008
   Research stay in Ghana (funded by BEAF, gtz)
  • 2005 - 2008
   Bachelor of Science: Geography, Forestry and Environment (B.Sc. Thesis: From Food Contamination to Food Safety. Analysing Options for Behaviour Change in urban Ghana), University of Freiburg