PhD Student

Allegra Celine Baumann M.A.

Dept. 2: History and Social Sciences

Institute of Sociology, Department Urban Sociology and Sociology of Space

Contact

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Work S4|24 107
Dolivostraße 15
64293 Darmstadt

Research interests

  • Urban Sociology and Sociology of Tourism
  • Critical Infrastructures

PhD project

From the Cruise to the City – Cruise Tourism and Critical Infrastructure


Poster


Urban technical infrastructure systems are essential for the functioning and development of tourism. Moreover, these systems are essential for the functioning of cities as their failure can cause great damage to the local community. Consequently, these large networked technical systems are regarded as critical infrastructures. This research is set to link infrastructure and tourism research by investigating the impact of cruise tourism on urban technical infrastructure systems, with a focus on the criticality of these systems. Cruise tourism is a fast-growing tourism sector; the temporal and spatial concentration of cruise passengers in seaports causes high pressure on cities, in particular on their technical infrastructure systems. Therefore, this research strives to answer the question of how the criticality of networked technical infrastructure systems is constructed in the case of cruise tourism and by whom. The case study is Dubrovnik, Croatia.

10/2013 – today Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering Sciences, TU Darmstadt
Specialised Studies: Space and Infrastructure Planning, Water and Soil Protection
04/2013 – 03/2017 Master of Arts Sociology (with honours), TU Darmstadt
Specialised Studies: Urban Sociology und Sociology of Space
10/2009 – 03/2013 Bachelor of Arts Sociology, TU Darmstadt
12/2019 Guest lecture, University of Applied Sciences, BA Motion Pictures
10/2019 – 03/2020 Guest lecturer, TU Darmstadt, BA Sociology
12/2018 Guest lecture, University of Applied Sciences, BA Motion Pictures
06/2018 – today Research Assistant and PhD Candidate in the Research Training Group KRITIS (Critical Infrastructures)
05/2018 – 07/2018 Guest lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, BA Applied Social Sciences
10/2017 – 03/2018 Guest lecturer, TU Darmstadt, BA Sociology

Graduate School URBANgrad, TU Darmstadt (2017-today)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) (2018-today)

  • 2020: Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, at the invitation of Prof. Scott Cohen
  • Emerging Scholar Award 2020 Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network