Sarah is a Lecturer at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and a Principal Investigator at the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1199. Her research interests concern the complex nature of the global agri-food system, particularly questions in relation to food security, the financialization of agriculture and food, and the alternatives that are being developed to the current agri-food system. All these issues raise important questions in relation to politics, ethics, and social justice, which motivate her research. As a human geographer with a background in Middle Eastern Studies and Philosophy, Sarah investigates social phenomena from an interdisciplinary and transregional perspective. She intensively worked on the interlinkages between export agriculture, rural livelihood security, and labour migration in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean. Her current research addresses the diverse (re)imaginations of land in Australia.
- Land Imaginations: The Repositioning of Farming, Productivity, and Sovereignty in AustraliaSippel, Sarah RuthDuration: 01/2016 - 12/2019Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Centre for Area Studies; Ethnologie; SFB 1199: Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen
- Reimaginations of Land and Agriculture in the Context of DigitizationSippel, Sarah RuthDuration: 01/2020 - 12/2023Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe); Institut für Ethnologie; SFB 1199: Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen