Prof. Dr. Christian Steiner

Human Geography, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Christian Steiner studied Geography, Political Sciences and Public Law (1995-2002). On a doctoral contract from 2004 to 2008 at the University of Mainz, he prepared his dissertation on Tourism Crisis and Organizational Learning in the tourism industry of the Arab World in the aftermath of 9/11. Afterwards, he conducted a study about the impact of the global financial crisis on tourism employment for UNWTO and ILO (2010-11) and obtained his habilitation on Pragmatism, Environment and Space from the University of Frankfurt/Main (2013), where he held a post-doctoral position. He was invited as a Research Fellow to the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin, 2010) and as a Visiting Professor to the Universities of Frankfurt (2010-11), Osnabrück (2012-2014) and Innsbruck (2015-2016) (Austria). His works have been awarded by the German Society for Tourism Studies with the Price for the Best International Study (2008) and by the Austrian Geographical Society with the prestigious Hans-Bobek-Award (2013). He is member of the scientific board of the German Association for Middle Eastern Studies (DAVO) and Member of the German Academy of Regional Studies (DAL). His research brought him to Egypt, Tunis, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and New Zealand. His current research focusses on post-dualistic, pragmatist and transactive Human-Environment and Human-Animal Geographies, More-than-human Geographies and the socio-economic Geographies of global markets.