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by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Jul 22, 2014 10:27 AM

Heike C. Alberts


Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
alberts@uwosh.edu

 

Education


Ph.D., 2003
    Department of Geography
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Thesis: Rethinking the Ethnic Enclave Economy: Cubans in Miami
    Advisor: Prof. John S. Adams

Summer Program Gender and Migration, 2000
    International Women’s University, Hanover, Germany
    Advisor: Prof. Mirjana Morokvasic-Müller

Staatsexamen, 1998
    Department of Geography and John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies
    Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany   
    Thesis: Cuban Immigrants and the Transformation of Miami
    Advisor: Prof. Karl Lenz

Exchange Student, 1994-1995
    Department of Geography
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI   

Zwischenprüfung, 1994
    Department of Geography and John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies
    Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Additional classes in Spanish and Linguistics

Exchange Student, 1991-1992
    Department of French and Linguistics
    Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Paris, France   
 

 

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards 

  • Travel Grant (Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference), 2012
  • Edward Penson Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012
  • Travel Grant (Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference), 2010
  • Edward Penson Faculty Award, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009
  • Faculty College Grant, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2009
  • Travel Grant (Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference), 2008  
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Race, Ethnicity and Migration Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Summer Fellowship, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • Full Fellowship, International Women’s University, Hanover, Germany, 2000
  • Full Fellowship, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Exchange Fellowship, Western Michigan University, 1994

 

Publications


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Alberts, Heike (2011): "The Reuse of Sports Facilities after the Winter Olympic Games," Focus on Geography 54(1), 24-32

Alberts, Heike, Helen Hazen and Rebecca Theobald (2010): “Classroom Incivilities: The Challenge of Interactions between College Students and Professors,” Journal of Geography in Higher Education 34(3), 439-462

Alberts, Heike (2010): “Using Cocoa and Chocolate to Teach Human Geography,” Journal of Geography, 109(3), 105-112

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2010): “Maintaining Authenticity and Integrity at Cultural World Heritage Sites,” Geographical Review 100(1), 56-73

Alberts, Heike (2009): “The Missing Evidence for Ethnic Solidarity among Cubans in Miami,” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 7, 250-266

Alberts, Heike (2009): “The Olympic Games and Urban Development—The Case of Berlin, Germany,” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(2), 502-516

Alberts, Heike, John Bowen and Julie Cidell (2009): “Missed Opportunities: The Restructuring of Berlin’s Airport System and the City’s Position in International Airline Networks,” Regional Studies 43(5), 739-758

Alberts, Heike (2008): “The Challenges and Opportunities of Foreign-Born Instructors in the Classroom,” Journal of Geography in Higher Education 32(2), 189-203

Alberts, Heike (2007): “Beyond the Headlines: Changing Patterns in International Student Enrollment in the United States,” GeoJournal 68, 141-153

Cidell, Julie and Heike Alberts (2006): “Constructing Quality—the Multinational Histories of Chocolate,” Geoforum 37(6), 999-1007

Alberts, Heike and Julie Cidell (2006): “Chocolate Consumption, Manufacturing and Quality in Europe and North America,” Geography 91(3), 218-226

Alberts, Heike (2006): “Changes in Ethnic Solidarity in Cuban Miami,” Geographical Review 95(2), 231-248

Hazen, Helen and Heike Alberts (2006): “Visitors or Immigrants? International Students in the United States,” Population, Space and Place 12, 201-216

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2005): “’There are always two voices…’ International Students’ Intentions to Stay in the United States or Return to their Home Countries,” International Migration 43(3), 131-154

Alberts, Heike and Mark Brinda (2005): “Changing Approaches to Historic Preservation in Quedlinburg, Germany” Urban Affairs Review 40(3), 390-401

 

Book Chapters

Alberts, Heike (2006): “The Multiple Transformations of Miami,” in: Smith, Heather and Owen Furuseth, eds. Latinos in the New South: Transformations of Place, Ashgate, 135-151

Alberts, Heike (2006): “Geographic Boundaries of the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami,” in: Kaplan, Dave and Wei Li, eds. Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, 35-48

Alberts, Heike (2003): “Researching Self-Employed Immigrant Women in Hanover, Germany,” in: Morokvasic, Mirjana, Umut Erel and Kyoko Shinozaki, eds. Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries. Gender on the Move, Leske and Budrich, Opladen, 285-298


Books

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen, eds. (2013): International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad. Palgrave Macmillan, New York

Alberts, Heike and Kazimierz Zaniewski (2011): The Internationalization of European Sports Teams and the Issue of National Citizenship: Can Sports Transcend Political Borders? The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston

 

Others

Alberts, Heike (2007): “Op-Ed: Language Issues in Geography,” AAG Newsletter 42(11), 9

 

Conference Presentations

 

Alberts, Heike (2014): Migration Decisions of International Students," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, April 2014

Alberts, Heike (2012): "Getting Your Students' Attention: Teaching Ethnic Geography through Sports Examples," Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2012 

Alberts, Heike (2012): "Return Migration Intentions of German Faculty in the United States," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February 2012

Alberts, Heike (2011): "Playing Abroad--Migration Patterns of Foreign Ballplayers to Western European Leagues." West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, November 2011

Alberts, Heike (2011): "Transnational Teams: How Changes in Citizenship Rules have Transformed European National Sports Teams,"  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, April 2011

Alberts, Heike (2010): "The Migration Patterns of Professional Football, Volleyball and Handball Players to Western European Leagues," Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, Binghampton, NY, October 2010

Alberts, Heike (2010): "Dresden's Loss of World Heritage Status," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, April 2010

Alberts, Heike (2009): "Berlin's Airports--Developments and Missed Opportunities," West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographes, St. Paul, MN, October 2009

Alberts, Heike (2009): "Teaching with an Accent," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 2009

Alberts, Heike (2008): “The Declining Role of Ethnicity in the Cuban Economy in Miami,” Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, Miami, FL, November 2008

Alberts, Heike (2008): “Using Chocolate to Teach Human Geography,” National Council for Geographic Education Meeting, Dearborn, MI, October 2008

Alberts, Heike (2008): “Ethnic Solidarity in Latino Communities in Miami,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 2008

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2007): “Preservation Challenges of UNESCO World Heritage Sites,” West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Urbana-Champaign, IL, November 2007

Alberts, Heike (2007): “Berlin’s Quest to Host the Olympic Summer Games,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2007

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2006): “Changing Trends in the Migration Patterns of International Students,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, March 2006

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2005): “Reflections on Focus Group Research with International Students,” Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ, October 2005

Alberts, Heike and Christopher Moore (2005): “Foreign Professors—Challenges and Opportunities,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, April 2005

Alberts, Heike (2004): “Quality and Innovation in the European Chocolate Industry,” West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Oshkosh, WI, October 2004

Alberts, Heike (2004): “Gendered Experiences in the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, March 2004

Alberts, Heike and Helen Hazen (2003): “Temporary Visitors or Permanent Immigrants? International Students in the United States,” West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Kalamazoo, MI, October 2003

Alberts, Heike (2003): “Explaining Ethnic Entrepreneurship,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, LA, March 2003

Alberts, Heike (2002): “Restoring the World Heritage: Half-Timbered Houses in Quedlinburg, Germany,” West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Minneapolis, MN, October 2002

Alberts, Heike (2002): “Transformations in the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami,” Immigration and America’s Changing Ethnic Landscapes, Athens, GA, April 2002

Alberts, Heike (2002): “Rethinking the Cuban Enclave Economy in Miami,” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, March 2002

Alberts, Heike (2001): “Being Her Own Boss: Self-Employed Immigrant Women in Hanover, Germany,” West Lakes Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Joliet, IL, October 2001

 

Teaching Experience


Associate Professor

Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

  • World Regional Geography (GEOG 102)
  • Peoples, Places, and Cultures of the World (GEOG 107)
  • Human Geography (GEOG 111)
  • Honors Human Geography (GEOG 112)
  • Research Methods (GEOG 380)
  • Latin America (GEOG 319)
  • Europe (GEOG 331)
  • Urban Geography (GEOG 324)
  • Advanced Topics in Human Geography (GEOG 451)

 

Graduate Instructor
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 2001-2003

  • Europe—A Geographic Perspective (GEOG 3161)
  • Population in an Interacting World (GEOG 3381)

Temporary Substitute Instructor

  • Urban Geography, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2003
  • Changing Form of the City, University of Minnesota, 2001

Teaching Assistant
Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 2001-2002

  • Changing Form of the City

 

 

Volunteer

Culture Corps Program of the University of Minnesota

  • Advanced German, 2001

 

Teacher Training

  • Geography Faculty Development Alliance
    University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007 (as faculty leader)
  • Geography Faculty Development Alliance
    University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006 (as participant)
  • Preparing Future Faculty: “Teaching in Higher Education”
    University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Teacher Training: Teaching Methods, Education and Psychology
    Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 1992-1998

 

Other Relevant Experience


Research Assistant

  • Department of Geography (Prof. Karen Till), University of Minnesota, 1999-2000
    Translation and archival work about place and memory
  • Department of Linguistics (Prof. Bruce Downing and Prof. Nancy Stenson), University of  Minnesota, Summer 1999
    Development of an interdisciplinary graduate seminar “Language and Migration"
  • Cuban American National Council (Prof. Thomas Boswell), Miami, FL, 1996
    Cartographic and editorial work for the Atlas of Puerto Rico

 

Service Activities


Department

  • Personnel Committee, 2009 - present
  • Library Coordinator, 2006 - 2007, 2008 - 2014
  • Cooperative Academic Partnership Program Liaison for Geography, 2006, 2007

 


College/University

  • Co-leader of the Viessmann Academy study abroad program, 2014
  • Member of the NEW ERA Faculty Dialogue Group, 2008 - 2011, 2013 - present
  • Member of the Academic Council for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2012 - present (chair 2013 - present)
  • Member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • Member of the International Studies Committee, 2008 - present
  • European Studies Coordinator, 2008 - present
  • Leader of Workshops for New Faculty, 2009 - 2011
  • Improvement of Instruction Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Co-leader of the European Odyssey study abroad program, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Member of the COLS Curriculum Committee, 2006 – 2009

 


Other

  • Chair, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group of the AAG, 2014 -2016 (Vice-Chair 2012 -2014)
  • Best Student Paper Competition Committee, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, 2010 - 2012
  • Organizer of sessions for regional and national conferences of the Association of 
     American Geographers
    • The Competition for Global Talent (co-organized with Micheline van Rijmsdijk), 2011
    • Geographers in the Classroom, 2009
    • Housing, Transportation, Land Use, and Beyond: Sessions to Honor John S. Adams (co-organized with Julie Cidell), 2007
    • The Geography of Chocolate, 2004
  • Co-leader of a workshop for international faculty at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 2007
  • Reviewed journal articles for Latino Studies; Journal of Geography; Urban Affairs Review; Geoforum; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; Urban Studies; Political Geography; Globalisation, Societies and Education; Michigan Sociological Review; Population, Space and Place
  • Reviewed a research proposal for the National Science Foundation
  • Reviewed book chapters for McGraw Hill and Wiley
  • Provided materials for two web pages for McGraw Hill on Berlin and Chocolate
  • Reviewed a book for the University of Minnesota Press and two book proposals for Palgrave Macmillan

 

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