Prof. Dr. Matt Sparke

Curriculum Vitae

Matt Sparke was a guest from January until June 2023. He is a Professor of Politics and Executive Director of Global and Community Health at the University of California Santa Cruz.  His work focuses on the changing geography of politics and citizenship in the context of globalization and transnational migration. This has led into research on the politics of global health, including into what he theorizes as the ‘biological sub-citizenship’ of all those deprived of access to adequate health rights and services.  At Max Planck his work will address the biological sub-citizenship of migrant communities during COVID, paying particular attention to how superdiversity in cities has sometimes provided countervailing protective effects.

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