Dr Sandra Jasper is a geographer and urbanist writing about cities, nature, soundscapes, and feminism. She is interested in the connections between cities and bodies (human and nonhuman). Her current work covers three themes: cities as experimental fields (how urban wastelands and other marginal spaces serve as cultural and scientific laboratories); metropolitan soundscapes (how sound in cities is constituted, sensed, and governed); feminist materialisms (how nature, life, and the human subject are conceptualised in geography and beyond).
She is Assistant Professor of Geography and Gender at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and associated researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin. Sandra worked for four years at the University of Cambridge before joining Humboldt-Universität in 2020. In 2015, she obtained her PhD in Geography from University College London. Her doctoral research was based at and funded by the UCL Urban Laboratory.
Sandra is currently completing her first monograph on the experimental spaces of West Berlin for which she received a Graham Foundation grant. Her research has been published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, The Journal of Architecture, and Dialogues in Human Geography, among other journals.