Institute of Geography

Staff

Nora Komposch

Research Assistant

Social and Cultural Geography

Phone
+41 31 631 52 39
E-Mail
nora.komposch@giub.unibe.ch
Office
313
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Social and Cultural Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
Upon request

Fields of Research

  • Geographies of the body
  • Care and reproduction
  • Politics of the global/intimate
  • Intersectionality
  • Migration
  • Cooperative Studies

Education

2020

M.A. in Social Sciences (Major in Human Geography), University of Neuchâtel

Master’s Thesis: “Worker Cooperatives’ Potential to Transform Migrant Women’s Social Position and Agency: A Participatory Mixed Methods Study in New York City”

2019 Exchange semester as a visiting student (Major in Gender Studies), Complutense University of Madrid
2018-2019

Research stay as a visiting researcher, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

2017

B.Sc. in Geography (Minors in Philosophy and History), University of Bern

Bachelor’s Thesis: “Veränderung der Grenzregime entlang der Balkanroute: Eine Reflexion aus der theoretischen Perspektive der staatlichen Territorialität”  

Affiliations and memberships

2020

Komposch, Nora; Schurr, Carolin: “Book Review: A portrait of assisted reproduction in Mexico: scientific, political, and cultural interactions” by Sandra P. Gonzáles-Santos, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, 301 pp., New Genetics and Society, DOI: 10.1080/14636778.2020.1775564 

Komposch, Nora: "’Als Genossenschafterin fühle ich mich sicherer’ Wie sich New Yorker Care-Arbeiter*innen mit Kooperativen selbstermächtigen”. In: Widerspruch 75 (accepted)

Schurr, Carolin; Perler, Laura; Komposch, Nora; Winkel, Mirko: "Reproductive geopolitics: Mapping global fertility networks". Catalyst: Feminist technoscience. (under revision)

2018

Calore, Manon; Joss, Helen; Komposch, Nora; Maspoli, Anna: “Le hammam féminin comme espace de partage” GeoAgenda, 5.

2014

Christen, Romeo; Komposch, Nora; Grossenbacher, Jonas: “Geographien der Macht. Gentrifizierung und Segregation in Bern” In: Wintzer, J. (ed.), Qualitative Methoden in der Geographie. Anwendungsbeispiele. Forschungberichte (17). Bern: University of Bern Press

 

Selection since 2017

2020  
July "Arbeiter*innenkooperativen im Reinigungs- und Sorgebereich: Erfahrungen aus New York City und deren Anwendung in der Schweiz", Presentation of master’s thesis in the communitycenter de_block, Bern
2019  
May “The social impacts of worker cooperatives on the lives of immigrant women in NYC”, Presentation of master’s thesis at Center for Family Life (NGO), Brooklyn NY
2017  
September

“Veränderung der Grenzregime entlang der Balkanroute: Eine Reflexion aus der theoretischen Perspektive der staatlichen Territorialität.” Paper on panel Welche Geographien der Migration? at the German Congress for Geography, Tübingen (Germany)

 

Current Teaching

Fall 2020  Tutorium "Human Geography I"

Past Teaching

Spring 2015 Co-organisation of the tutorial course "Raum schaffen - Kritische Geographie machen" (Critical Geography), Institute of Geography, University of Bern