I am currently a research associate and PhD candidate at Bonn University within the Department of Geography. As a team member of the TransRe Project, my scientific work primarily focuses on internal migration in Thailand and its effects on resilience to environmental risks in migrants’ places of origin. After graduating from Karlsruhe University, where I did a master’s programme in Area Studies/Spatial Planning (M.Sc.) with a special focus on developing and transition countries, I joined the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) as a junior development advisor in Lesotho. Within the bilateral decentralization program, I supported the implementation of land use and settlement planning processes through capacity building on the national and district level. I also hold a degree in human geography (B.Sc.) from Leipzig University.
Conceptual : resilience, translocality; development studies
Thematic : international cooperation and development, rural development
Regional: Thailand; Mali
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Porst, L. & P. Sakdapolrak (2017). How scale matters in translocality: uses and potentials of scale in translocal research, Erdkunde71 (2): 111-126.
Sakdapolrak, P., S. Naruchaikusol, K. Ober, S. A. Peth, L. Porst, T. Rockenbauch & V. Tolo (2016). Migration in a changing climate. Towards a translocal social resilience approach, Die Erde 147 (2), 81-94.
Porst, L. (2015): Translocality: Place, Space – and Scale? TransRe Working Paper No. 3, Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Bonn.
Porst, L. & P. Sakdapolrak (2016): Gendered remittance practices and their implications for translocal social resilience:
A case study on internal migration in Thailand. International Geographers Conference, Beijing.
Porst, L. (2015): Deciphering translocal social resilience – Methodological considerations. Workshop: COST Workshop "Combining quantitative and qualitative methods for a better understanding of the climate change-migration nexus", Seville.
Porst, L. & Ober, K. (2014): "Building Resilience through translocality. Climate change, migration and social resilience in rural Thailand - Post-site selection insights". Conference: Multilocality in the Global South and Global North, TU Dortmund, 18 - 19/09/2014.