Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak

Research Group Leader

Department of Geography and Regional Research
Universitätsstraße 7/5
1010 Vienna, Austria

Hours: Tuesday, 09:30 to 10:30 – please register under population.geographie@univie.ac.at (not during the semester breaks)

Tel.: +43-1-4277-48730

E-Mail: patrick.sakdapolrak@univie.ac.at

Biography

My research field is at the interface of population dynamics, environmental change and development processes, with a focus on the topics of migration and displacement as well as health and disease. The central theme of my research is the question of how vulnerable groups live with risk. My Ph.D. thesis is based on field research in slum settlements in India, where the inhabitants have significant higher mortality and morbidity rates than the rest of the urban population. I have investigated how these poor urban groups cope with and adapt to environmental and social stresses. My current research on migration-environment relationships in Kenya and Thailand addresses the question how migration alters the way people at places of origin deal with the environment and climate change. I have the aim to pursue sound theoretical and empirical research which is relevant for wider society. I have studied Geography and Development Research in Heidelberg and Wollongong, Australia, and received my doctorate degree at Bonn University.

Research interests

Conceptual: vulnerability, resilience, livelihoods, translocality, Bourdieu's Practice-Theory

Thematic: human-environment-relations, migration and displacement, health and disease

Regional: South Asia (India), South-East Asia (Thailand), East Africa (Kenia)

Publications

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Sakdapolrak, P., Raupp, S., & Fabian, T. (2012). Armut, Nahrung und Gesundheit. Alltägliche Herausforderungen verwundbarer Gruppen in Indiens Städten. In China und Indien im 21. Jahrhundert (pp. 109-125). Selbstverlag Fach Geographie der Universität Passau. Passauer Kontaktstudium Geographie, Vol.. 12


Sakdapolrak, P., Afifi, T., Govil, R., & Warner, K. (2012). Climate change, vulnerability and human mobility. Perspectives of refugees from the Horn of Africa. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Report, No. 1


Sakdapolrak, P., Rademacher-Schulz, C., Afifi, T., Warner, K., Rosenfeld, T., Milan, A., & Etzold, B. (2012). Rainfall variability, food security and human mobility: An approach for generating empirical evidence. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Interdisciplinary security connections : InterSecTions, No. 10


Sakdapolrak, P., Butsch, C., & Saravanan, V. S. (2012). Urban health in India. Internationales Asienforum, 43(1-2), 13-32.


Sakdapolrak, P., Butsch, C., & Saravanan, V. S. (2012). Urban health in South Asia. Internationales Asienforum, 43(1-2), 7-12.


Sakdapolrak, P., & Promburom, P. (2012). "Where the Rain Falls" project. Case study: Thailand: Results from Thung Hua Chang District, Northern Thailand. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). Report, No. 7


Sakdapolrak, P., Seyler, T., & Prasad, S. S. (2011). Measuring the local burden of diarrhoeal disease among slum dwellers in the megacity Chennai, South India. In A. Krämer, M. H. Khan, & F. Kraas (Eds.), Health in megacities and urban areas (pp. 87-100). Springer.


Sakdapolrak, P. (2010). Vom Überlebenskampf zur kulturellen Praktik. Eine Fallstudie zur internationalen Arbeitsmigration aus Thailand. In N. Reese, & J. Welkmann (Eds.), Das Echo der Migration: Wie Auslandsmigration die Gesellschaft im globalen Süden verändert (pp. 50-59). Horlemann Verlag .


Sakdapolrak, P., Bohle, H-G., Etzold, B., & Keck, M. (2009). Adaptive food governance. IHDP Update, 53-58.


Sakdapolrak, P., Butsch, C., & Etzold, B. (2009). The megacity resilience framework. United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).


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