Simon Alexander Peth

Research Associate / PhD Candidate

 

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Department of Geography, Bonn University
Meckenheimer Allee 166
D-53115 Bonn

Office:
Meckenheimer Allee 176,
3. Floor, Room 3.009

Tel.: +49.(0)228.73-2096 | Skype: peth.uni-bonn
Email
: speth@uni-bonn.de

Consultation hours: on appointment
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Biography | Research interests | PhD Dissertation | Publications | Presentations


Biography

I studied human geography, anthropology, and development economics at the University of Bonn. In 2009, during my studies, I joined a two year research program on climate change and adaptation in Ethiopia. This joint research project of the German Society for Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center (HoA-REC) was aiming to understand the impacts of climate change on small-scale farmers in different agro-ecological zones. My experience in Ethiopia enhanced my interest on human-environment relations in general and the topic of climate change and adaptation in particular. In the course of my studies, I further focused on human mobility and migration, scrutinizing the complex nexus between the environment and human mobility. For my diploma thesis, I went to Bangladesh where I examined the topic of migration trajectories, labor migration, and the role of translocality for livelihood security in a changing and insecure environment.


Research Interests

Conceptual: translocality; human-environment relations; resilience; risk
Thematic: migration studies; development geography; social geography; labor migration
Regional
: South- and South-East Asia (Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore); Horn of Africa (Ethiopia)


PhD Dissertation

The effects of translocal practices on environmental change and resilience. A multi-sited analysis in/between Thailand, Singapore and Germany. 

In my Ph.D. theses I focus on everyday dynamics of translocality and translocal social practices of migrants who are embedded in multiple localities. In this project I will carry out a multi-sited ethnography and “follow the people” (Marcus 1995) from Thailand to Singapore and Germany. Read more...


Publications

Sakdapolrak, P., Naruchaikosol, S., Ober, K., Peth, S. A., Porst, L., Rockenbauch, T., Tolo, V. (2016) Migration in a changing climate. Towards a translocal social resilience approach. DIE ERDE, 147(2), 81-94.

Peth, S. A. (2015): Migrationspfade und Arbeitsräume in Bangladesch - Translokale Lebenssicherung in einer sich wandelnden (Um)Welt, TransRe Working Paper No. 4, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1951.9840, Bonn.

Peth, S. A. & S. Birtel (2015): Translocal livelihoods and labor migration in Bangladesh - migration decisions in the context of multiple insecurities and a changing environment, In: Mallick, B. & Etzold, B. (Eds.): Environment, Migration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. Dhaka: AHDPH. ISBN: 978-984-91037-9-0

Greiner, C., Peth, S. A. & P. Sakdapolrak (2015): Deciphering migration in the age of climate change - Towards an understanding of translocal relations in social-ecological systems. TransRe Working Paper No 2. Department of Geography, University of Bonn. Bonn. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4402.9765

Hornung, M. & S. A. Peth (2014): Alltag im Hier und Dort - Heiratsmigration und translokale Verflechtungen zwischen Thailand und Deutschland, in Südostasien 4(2014).

Steinbrink, M & S. A. Peth (2014): Hier, dort und dazwischen - Translokale Livelihoods in Südafrika, in: Geographische Rundschau 66(11), S.32-38.

Peth, S. A. (2012): Migrationspfade und Arbeitsräume in Bangladesch - Translokale Lebenssicherung in einer sich wandelnden (Um)Welt, unpublished diploma thesis, Bonn, University of Bonn. (→ forthcoming)

Tröger et al. (2011): Failing Seasons, Ailing Societies – Climate Change and the Meaning of Adaptation in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.


Presentations

Peth, S. A. (2016): Living between the village and the global city: Translocal connections and social resilience of Thai migrant workers in Singapore, Workshop: Connecting the Dots, Bonn, 29.09.2016.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Lost in space and fluidity? Gedanken zu den Herausforderungen translokaler Geographien, Workshop: Grundfragen geographischen Arbeitens, Bayreuth, 22.11.2013.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Migration in the age of Climate Change: Moving beyond the geo-determinist agenda, Workshop: Denaturalizing climate change: migration, mobilities and space, Bremen, 01.11.2013

Peth, S. A. (2013): Arbeit im System: Migration und translokale Lebenssicherung in Bangladesch, Deutscher Geographentag 2013, Passau, 22.11.2013.

Peth, S. A. (2013): Doppelt sesshaft oder völlig losgelöst? Arbeitsmigration, Translokalität und soziale Einbettung im ländlichen Bangladesch, Deutscher Geographentag 2013, Passau, 22.11.2013.


Blogs

Peth, S. A. (2016) “I will never return.” The drudgery of Thai farm workers in Israel Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Oct. 2015.

Peth, S. A. (2016): New connectedness of people on the move, Blog: Migration Systems, Aug. 2016.

Peth, S. A.(2015) Bangladesh: Prime Example of Climate Migration? Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Oct. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) "I call several times per day." How new communication tools shape the connectedness of people on the move. , Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Jul. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) From Science to Action, through Co-Production of Knowledge [VIDEO BLOG], Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, May 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2015) Are we all translocal now? Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Feb. 2015.

Peth, S. A.(2014) What is translocality? A refined understanding of place and space in a globalized world, Blog: Connecting the spots - Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective, Nov. 2014.


Film & Multimedia

Peth, S. A. (2016) Climate Change, Migration and Resilience in Thailand (short video on the Trans|Re Research Project)  

Peth, S. A. & C. Sefrin (2010-2011) Grenzgänger – Ein Weg durch Äthiopien, Sudan und Ägypten (Live-Multivisionsvortrag)

Peth, S. A. & C. Sefrin (2008) Wax and Gold - Äthiopien ein Land auf dem Weg in die Zukunft.


Teaching

TransRe Short Course| "Does Migration Move You? The impacts of climate change on migration and the concepts, methods, and policies behind them”, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 2015

Methodological workshop | Introduction to the methods of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA): potentials and pitfalls of participatory approaches, United Nation University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn, 15.09.2011

Selected publication:

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Peth, S. A. & S. Birtel (2015): Translocal livelihoods and labor migration in Bangladesh - migration decisions in the context of multiple insecurities and a changing environment, In: Mallick, B. & Etzold, B. (Eds.): Environment, Migration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. Dhaka: AHDPH. ISBN: 978-984-91037-9-0


  Latest Blogs:

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“I will never return.” The drudgery of Thai farm workers in Israel

by Simon A. Peth

Blog: Connecting the Spots

 

 

 

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New connectedness of people on the move


by Simon A. Peth

Blog: Migration Systems

 

 

 
 
 

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Who we are

We are a BMBF supported research group seeking to decipher the relationships between migration, translocality, and social resilience to climate change in Thailand. Our working group is based at the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany. Read more ...

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