Dr. Jana M. Kleibert

Dr. Jana M. Kleibert leads the Leibniz-Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education” at the Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, Germany, and at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She is an economic geographer with a keen interest in the geographies of globalisation, the networks and places of global production and the remaking of global cities.
Prior to leading this research project, Jana Kleibert has been Visiting Professor at the Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main (2017-2018), Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester (2015-2018), and Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (2016) and at the University of British Columbia (2014). She received her PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on the offshoring of information technology-enabled service employment to the global South.