Veit has joined the Department of Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main in 2010. He has functioned as the director of the interdisciplinary working group EuroGaps exploring external relations and external perceptions of the EU in sub-Saharan African and Eastern Europe. Veit is a political geographer with research interests in area studies, (critical) geopolitics, sustainable development, social, economic and urban geography. Beyond the disciplinary confines of geography he is also situated in European studies, migration and the territorial and social composition of the European society/societies, processes and practices of globalization and regionalization and global North-South relations. Based on these interests, his work engages with wider geopolitical and geoeconomic transformation processes and their impact on different scales of geographic inquiry. His conceptual work pursues two strands of research; one that explores the reciprocal relationship between society, politics and space and another one that studies European integration and Europe’s role in the world. Empirically, he has worked extensively in East Africa on aspects of European development policies (renewable energy and HIV/AIDS policies), questions of good governance and civil society participation, and diplomacy through an in-depth study of the establishment of the European External Action Service (EEAS). More recently, he has been working in Tunisia on questions of migration, societal composition and political transformation after the “Arab Spring”.

After his undergraduate education in geography, international relations and economics at the Universität Trier, Germany, he obtained the degrees of MSc in geography at Texas A&M University, USA (2006) and PhD in geography from the University of Plymouth, UK (2009).

Institut für Humangeographie
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften/Geographie
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.
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D - 60629 Frankfurt am Main

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