Prof. Dr. Solvay Gerke (on leave)

Research countries
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
Research projects

1. Governance of Cultural and Bio-Diversity in Southeast Asia

2. Local knowledge and development

Working groups

Research Group Culture, Knowledge and Development (ZEFa)

Additional Information:

Solvay Gerke is currently on leave as director of the Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, a position she has been holding since 2005. From 2011 until 2013 she was visiting professor at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. She was formerly professor of Southeast Asian studies and director of the Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn. She has carried out field research in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam and is leading several large research projects in Vietnam, China and Ghana dealing with knowledge management, water resources management and governance issues. She has worked as a consultant for several German and international organisations. She is the author of Social Change and Life Planning of Rural Javanese Women (Breitenbach, 1992), co-editor of The Straits of Malacca: Knowledge and Diversity (LIT, 2008) and Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia’s Knowledge-Based Economies (World Scientific, 2011). A new book “Penang and the Straits of Malacca: Connecting Oceans, Societies and Knowledge” will be published in 2015.

Research affiliation

Institute of Asian Studies, University of Bonn.

School of Social Sciences, Science Universiy of Malaysia, Penang

2012

Gerke, S., H.-D. Evers, B. The Cuong, T. Bauer, and J. Ehlert. 2012. Managing Knowledge for the Development of the. In: F.G. Renaud and C. Kuenzer (eds.): The Mekong Delta System. Interdisciplinary Analyses of a River. Dordrecht, Springer. 396-421. Further Information

2011

Gerke, S. and J. Ehlert. 2011. Local Knowledge as a Strategic Resource: Fisheries in the Seasonal Floodplains of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. In: Menkhoff, T., H.-D. Evers, Y.W. Chay, and E. F. Pang (eds.): Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies. New Jersey, London, Singapore, Beijing: World Scientific. 383-410.
Menkhoff, T., S. Gerke, and H.-D. Evers. 2011. Integrating Natural and Social Sciences: Developing a Water Information Sytem for the Mekong Delta. In: Menkhoff, T., H.-D. Evers, Y.W. Chay, and E. F. Pang (eds.): Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies. New Jersey, London, Singapore, Beijing: World Scientific. 411-420.

2010

Menkhoff, T., S. Gerke, and H.D. Evers. 2010. Water and Knowledge Management in Vietnam – Understanding the Mekong Basin. Social Space, : 74-79.
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2008

Gerke, S. 2008. Introduction to a Dynamic Region: The Straits of Malacca. In: Gerke, S, H.-D. Evers and A.-K. Hornidge (eds.): The Straits of Malacca. Knowledge and Diversity. LIT, Hamburg. 1-5.
Gerke, S. and H.-D. Evers. 2008. The Strategic Importance of the Straits of Malacca. In: Gerke, S, H.-D. Evers and A.-K. Hornidge (eds.): The Straits of Malacca. Knowledge and Diversity. LIT, Hamburg. 7-21.
Gerke, S. and N. Sultana. 2008. Inter-ethnic Marital Practice of Bangladeshi Diaspora. An Example of Diaspora Adaptation and This Age of Globalization. Journal of Indonesian and Malay Studies, : accepted.
Gerke, S. and S. Meinert. 2008. Cultural Diversity at the Straits of Malacca: A Study of Associations of Georgetown, Penang. In: Evers, H.-D. and A.-K. Hornidge (eds.): The Straits of Malacca. Knowledge and Diversity. LIT, Hamburg. 153-203.
Gerke, S., H.-D. Evers and A.-K. Hornidge. 2008. The Straits of Malacca: Knowledge and Diversity. LIT Verlag/Straits G.T.. Berlin, London, Penang.

2005

Gerke, S. 2005. Social Transformation in Indonesia. LIT-Verlag/ St. Martin’s Press. Hamburg / New York.

Solvay Gerke

Director

E-Mail:
solvay.gerke(at)uni-bonn.de

Phone:
+49-228-73-1970

Department:
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change