Dipl.-Gyml. Sabrina Kirschner

Sabrina was born in the Rhineland area, where she lived until she moved to Aachen for college. After completing her studies in Aachen and Düsseldorf, Sabrina earned a Diploma and a teaching qualification (state exam) in history and Spanish with a minor in education and philosophy from RWTH Aachen University. Prior to beginning her PhD research in the history department at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, she worked for several years as a high school teacher.

Dipl.-Gyml. Sabrina Kirschner

Sabrina is especially interested in the history of urban development policies on environmental issues. Her current project Discovering Urban Environment as a Field of Development Policy focuses on early urban development projects on air pollution management in Mexico City (Mexico) and water pollution management in São Paulo (Brazil). For her project, Sabrina did extensive archival research at the World Bank (Washington, D.C. – US), the United Nations (New York – US), the World Health Organization (Geneva – Switzerland) and several archives and libraries in Brazil.

About Dipl. Gyml. Kirschner

Publications

Articles

  • Governing Urban Environmental Problems in Developing Countries: Mexico City, São Paulo and the Discovery of Urban Environmental Problems as a Field of Development Policy. In: Jahrbuch für europäische Überseegeschichte 16 (2016), S. 187-203.

Reports

  • HT 2016: Indian Foreign Policy under Nehru. In: Historisches Forum 20 (2017), S. 216-223.

Research

Funded Projects

  • Von Clean Cities zu Green Cities
Funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) (2014-2019)
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Teaching

During the spring term 2016 I taught a seminar on the History of Urban Water Management in São Paulo, in fall 2016 a course on the Charlemagne Prize and European Integration. In winter 2017 I offered the master seminar "life in metro[polis]". For further information please visit the University's HisInOne website (GER).

CV

University Education

2016-2018

  • Visiting Graduate Student, Environmental Studies, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

2016

  • Bavarian Higher Education Teaching Certificate (Zertifikat Hochschullehre der Bayerischen Universitäten, Bundeswehr University Munich / Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany)

2012

  • State Exam and Diploma Degree in History and Spanish with a minor in Education/Philosophy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2009

  • Exams in History (Neuere und Neueste Geschichte einschließlich Landesgeschichte) and German (Neuere Deutsche Philologie), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Research and Teaching Positions

Since 11/2014

2010-2014

  • (Substitute) High School Teacher for History, Social Sciences and Spanish, District Government of Düsseldorf, Germany

2005-2011

  • Student Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

2017

  • Reisestipendium, Spanish Embassy, Germany

2017

  • Reisestipendium, German Historical Institute Paris (GHIP), France

2017

  • SHAFR Global Scholars and Diversity Scholarship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, United States

2014

  • "Springorum Denkmünze", RWTH Aachen University, Germany

2009

  • DAAD Scholarship to study History and Art History at the University of Granada, Spain

2008

  • Merit Scholarship, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

2007

  • DAAD Scholarship to attend an Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Course at the University of Alcalá, Spain

 

... and several travel grants

Summer Schools

2017

  • IGCS Summer School "Sustainable Urban Water and Wastewater Management" – Indo-German Centre for Sustainability in Cooperation with Research Institute for Water and Waste Management at RWTH Aachen (FiW) and Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (LIH), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

2016

  • International Doctoral Summer School “Opening the Black Box of Quality: Reflecting on  Scholarly Practice in the Social Sciences and Humanities” – Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Alpen Adria    University, Vienna, Austria

2016

  • ICOHTEC/CIUHCT Summer School "Rethinking Technology, Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives" – University of Lisbon, Nova University of Lisbon, University of Porto, Portugal

2016

  • "Urban Cultures of Sustainability” – FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies), University of Freiburg, Germany

2016

  • Columbia Alliance (University, École Politechnique, Sciences Po und Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne) Summer School in Science and Policy "Complex Interactions in Sustainabilty"– Reid Hall, Paris, France

2015

  • Ph.D. Course "Latin America in Global Governance" – Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway

Presentations

10/2018

  • Fighting against Urban Air Pollution: Mexico City and its Participation in Early Monitoring Networks –  Transforming Cities: Urbanization and International Development Policies in the Global South in the Twentieth Century, European Academy, Berlin, Germany

12/2017

  • Descubriendo problemas ambientales urbanos como campo  de la política de desarrollo: los casos de la contaminación del aire en la Ciudad de México y de la contaminación del agua  en San Paulo –  XV. Forschungstag "Lateinamerika / Iberische Halbinsel", Ibero-American Research Centre of Leipzig (IARCUL), University of Leipzig, Germany

09/2017

  • São Paulo und die Wasserprobleme. Entwicklungspolitische Lösungsansätze zur Verbesserung der Wasserqualität und -versorgung in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren –  12. Deutscher Lusitanistentag, Sektion 13: Água e Engenharia Hidráulica no Espaço Lusófono, University of Mainz, Germany

09/2017

  • Descobrindo problemas ambientais como campo da política de desenvolvimento: São Paulo, o Banco Mundial e a poluição da água nos anos 1960‐1970 –  12. Deutscher Lusitanistentag, Sektion 14: Encontro de Jovens Investigadores, University of Mainz, Germany

06/2017

  • Urban environmental policy in McNamara’s World Bank between ideal and reality: The case of São Paulo – 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR 2017): Power, Publics, and the United States in the World – Arlington, VA, US [Global Scholars and Diversity Scholarship]

06/2017

  • São Paulo, Stockholm & Washington, D.C.: The World Bank and the Discovery of Urban Environmental Problems as a Field of Development Policy – JFK History Research Colloquium, John F. Kennedy Institute, FU Berlin, Germany (invited)

03/2017

  • Grenzüberschreitende institutionalisierte  (Entwicklungs-)zusammenarbeit im urbanen Umweltmanagement: Erste Maßnahmen gegen Gewässerverschmutzung in São Paulo in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren  –  "Grenzüberschreitende institutionalisierte Zusammenarbeit von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart. Strukturen und Prozesse" Jahrestagung der AG Internationale Geschichte de VHD, KWI Essen, Germany

11/2016

  • Gewässerverschmutzung in São Paulo: Ursachen - Maßnahmen  -  Folgen –  Centro de Estudos Latino-Americanos e Transatlânticos, University of Mainz, Germany (invited)

09/2016

  • Von Clean Cities zu Green Cities – die Anfänge urbanen Umweltmanagements in den 1970er Jahren [Poster Presentation] – Doktorandenforum,  51. Deutscher Historikertag, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, published on LISA – The science portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation

08/2016

  • Die Entdeckung von Umweltproblemen als Feld von (Stadt-) Entwicklungspolitik. Erste Maßnahmen gegen Luftverschmutzung in Mexico City und Gewässerverschmutzung in São Paulo – Erste Nachwuchstagung der Gesellschaft für Überseegeschichte, Lichtenfels, Germany

07/2016

  • Managing Urban Environmental Problems through Urban Development Projects: Case studies on Water Pollution in São Paulo and Air Pollution in Mexico City – ICOHTEC/CIUHCT Summer School "Rethinking Technology,Innovation, and Sustainability: Historical and Contemporary Narratives", University of Lisbon, Nova University of Lisbon, University of Porto, Portugal 

04/2016

  • Managing Water Problems in São Paulo in the 1960s and 1970s: The Sao Paulo Water Supply and Pollution Control Projects – Workshop: Histories of Development, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

02/2016

  • Von Clean Cities zu Green Cities? ‐ Die Anfänge urbanen Umweltmanagements in den 1970er Jahren – 13. Potsdamer DoktorandInnenforum: Neue Wege in die Zeitgeschichte, Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany

04/2015

  • Air Pollution in Mexico City in the context of Global Governance – Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo, Norway

09/2012

  • Der Aachener Karlspreis und dessen Beitrag zur europäischen Integration – Andrassy University Budapest, Hungary

On campus

University of the Federal German Armed Forces Munich
Faculty for Social Sciences

Department of History

Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39

Building 33, Room 3273
85579 Neubiberg

Tel.: +49  (0) 89 6004 3005
sabrina.kirschner ( at ) unibw.de

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