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Annalisa COLOMBINO

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Research and Teaching Areas

  • Animal Geographies
  • Cultural geography
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Urban studies
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Place marketing
  • Visual studies
  • Food and consumption

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2012: Assistant Professor (Postdoc) at the Institute of Geography of the University of Graz.
    2011-2012: for the course “Geography of Tourism and International Commerce”. University of Valle d’Aosta, Aosta, Italy.
  • 2012: Research Assistant to Dr. Paolo Giaccaria, DIST, Polytechnic of Turin, University of Turin, Officina Territorio, Italy.
  • 2011: Research Assistant to Prof. Minca for the project “The Geographical Discourse”, Cultural Geography Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.
  • 2010: employed in the private sector.
  • 2008-2009: International Fellow in Urban Studies, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2007: PhD thesis “The Geographies and Audiences of Place Marketing: Trieste’s Bid for 2008 World Expo”.
  • 2003-2007: Ph.D. Candidate, Open University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Geography Discipline, Milton Keynes, UK.
  • 2002-2003: Research Assistant, University of Venice, Department of Eastern Asian Studies.

 

Research Projects

  • "(Un-)Knowing Food: Herkunft, (Un-)Sicherheit, und die Moral des Essens am Beispiel von Fleischprodukten in der Steiermark", 2014-2016 (granted by the Government of the Federal District of Styria for the project "Polaritäten der Wissensgesellschaft" under the heading "Zunahme des Nicht-Wissens")
  • Foodscapes: Access to Food – Excess of Food; EU-LEADER-Programm (Government of Styria & LEADER-Regions Almenland and Vulkanland); 04/2013-11/2014
  • 2012 “La produzione e la codificazione della qualità del cibo: il caso della Razza Bovina Piemontese” (the production and codification of the idea of ‘food quality’: the case of Piemontese cattle breed), EUPOLIS, Turin, Italy.
  • 2008-2009: “Local Communities Participation in Place-Marketing: Learning from Baltimore”, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2002-2003: “The Spectacle of the City” (financed by MURST), Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice.

 

Grants

  • (2013) "Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences" (Project ID 352), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), for teaching a 30 hour course in qualitative research methods at University Suor Orsola Benincasa (Napoli, Italy). The grant (€ 33.240,00) includes 3 scholarships for Italian students who will visit the Geography Institute in the Summer semester, 2014.
    http://www.unisob.na.it/universita/facolta/lettere/news/avviso.asp?vr=2&id=11664
  • (2013) "Place Marketing: impacts and strategies" (Project ID 224), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), for teaching a 45 hour course on place marketing at the University of Calabria, Department of Political and Social Sciences, (Cosenza, Italy). The grant (€ 39.720,00) includes 3 scholarships for Italian students who will visit the Geography Institute in the Summer semester, 2014.

 

Teaching

  • Animal Geographies
  • Geographies of Tourism and Leisure (seminar)
  • Methods in Urban and Regional Geography (Qualitative Methods of Empirical Social Research in Human Geography)
  • Technical English in Contemporary Human and Cultural Geography
  • Urban and Regional Development

 

Publications

Journal articles

  • (2016) "Dead Liveness/Living Deadness Thresholds of Non-Human Life and Death in Biocapitalism" (with P. Giaccaria) Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, doi: 10.1177/0263775816641944 Link
  • (2013, September) “Alternative Food Networks tra il locale e il globale. Il caso del Presidio della Razza Bovina Piemontese” [Alternative Food Networks between the local and the global: the case of the Slow Food Presidium of the Piemontese cattle breed], (with P. Giaccaria) in Rivista Geografica Italiana (peer-reviewed)
  • (2009) Multiculturalism and Time in Trieste: Place-marketing Images and Residents’ Perceptions of a Multicultural City, in Social & Cultural Geography, 10 (3): 279-97.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649360902756622
  • (2005) Il turismo da shopping frontaliero: un confronto tra Lenti (Ungheria) e Trieste (Italia) [Cross-border shopping tourism: a comparison between Lenti (Hungary) and Trieste (Italy)], (with G. Michalko and C. Minca), in Turistica, 2: 21-40.

Books

Book chapters

  • (2013) “Il sistema agrogastronomico piemontese: tra qualità e radicamento: il caso della carne di razza Piemontese” [The Piedmotese agro-gastronomic system: between quality and embeddedness: the case of the Piemontese cattle breed], (with P. Giaccaria) in Giaccaria, P., Rota, F.S. and Salone, C. (eds.) Praticare la territorialità. Riflessioni sulle politiche per la green economy, l'agroindustria e la cultura in Piemonte [Practicing territoriality. Reflections on the politics for the green-economy, agro-industry and culture in Piedmont], Carocci, Roma, pp. 135-154.
  • (2005) Spettacolo e gentrificazione sociale a Trieste (Spectacle and Social Gentrification in Trieste), (with C. Minca), in Lo spettacolo della città (Minca, C. ed.), CEDAM, Padua, 35-74.
  • (2005) Hiroshima, una città-impresa alla ricerca di una nuova identità (Hiroshima, an entrepreneurial city in search for a new identity), in Lo spettacolo della città (Minca, C. ed.), CEDAM, Padova, 217-248.

Other publications

  • (In preparation) Review of La geografia in campo. Metodi ed esperienze di ricerca (Alaimo A., 2012), Pacini Editore, in Rivista Geografica Italiana, Firenze, Italy.
  • (2012) Review of Altri turismi. Viaggi, esperienze, emozioni (Marra E., Ruspini E. 2010), FrancoAngeli, in Rivista Geografica Italiana, Firenze, Italy.
  • (2007) Review of Cultural Geography. A Critical Dictionary of Key Concepts, (Atkinson, D. et Al. 2005), in Rivista Geografica Italiana, Firenze, Italy.
  • (2002) Review of Postmetropolis: Critical Studies of Cities and Regions, (Soja, E., 2000) in Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana, 12, 3, 691-693.

 

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Annalisa Colombino

Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung

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