Dr Natalie Koch

Prof. Natalie Koch

Fellow (Alumni)

Natalie Koch is Professor of Human Geography at Heidelberg University's Institute of Geography. She is a political geographer working on geopolitics, nationalism, state power, and resource governance in authoritarian contexts. Dr. Koch's current research is focused on energy and environmental policy in the Arabian Peninsula, where she examines how different actors and institutions are promoting sustainability and "post-oil" development agendas in the region. She has published extensively in journals such as Political Geography, Geopolitics, and Society and Natural Resources, and she is the author of The geopolitics of spectacle: Space, synecdoche, and the new capitals of Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018) and co-editor of the Handbook on the changing geographies of the state: New spaces of geopolitics (Edward Elgar 2020).