Curriculum Vitae

With her expertise in migration studies, urban and economic geography, Sakura’s work focuses on the spatiality of migrant-led diversities in global cities, such as Frankfurt and Tokyo. Applying both quantitative and qualitative methods, she works on the geographical localization and conceptual concretization of transnational spaces, shedding new light on social-spatial urban transformations induced by the interaction of different transnational actors. She studied geography, sociology, and social/cultural anthropology at the University of Hamburg, Université de Paris 1 - Sorbonne and the University of California at Berkeley. She previously worked for the Migration Research Group at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), in the International Migration Division of the OECD, and at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). She was Junior Visiting Fellow at the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development (MACIMIDE) at Maastricht University, and lectured at the Geography Departments of the University of Hamburg and Kiel.

Research projects


Publications

Contributions to a Collected edition

Yamamura, S. (2018). The making of transnational urban space: financial professionals in the global city Tokyo. In M. Hoyler, C. Parnreiter, & A. Watson (Eds.), Global city makers. Economic actors and practices in the world city network (pp. 106-123). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Link

Johnston, A., Lassalle, P., & Yamamura, S. (2018). Re-conceptualising entrepreneurial ecosystems: a theoretical exploration of evolution over space and time. In Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journal Articles

Yamamura, S., & Lassalle, P. (2019). Approximating entrepreneurial superdiversity: reconceptualizing the superdiversity debate in ethnic minority entrepreneurship. Journal of ethnic and migration studies. Link

Yamamura, S., & Lassalle, P. (2019). Proximities and the emergence of regional industry: evidence of the liability of smallness in Malta. European planning studies. Link

Yamamura, S. (2019). Transnational professionals’ socio-spatialventuring out to the Tokyo global city-region. Regional studies, regional science, 6(1), 512-519. Link

Hassink, R., Hu, X., Shin, D. H., Yamamura, S., & Gong, H. (2018). The restructuring of old industrial areas in East Asia. Area Development and Policy3(2), 185-202. Link

Yamamura, S. (2009). „Brain Waste “ausländischer Ärztinnen und Ärzte in Deutschland. Wirtschaftsdienst, 89(3), 196-201. DOI: 10.1007/s10273-009-0910-2

Working Papers

Yamamura, S., & Lassalle, P. (2019). Approximating entrepreneurial superdiversity: reconceptualizing the superdiversity debate in ethnic minority entrepreneurship. MMG Working Paper, (19-02). Link

Mayer, M., Yamamura,S., Schneider, J., & Müller, A. (2012). Immigration of international students from third countries. Study by the German National Contact Point for the European Migration Network (EMN). Bonn, Germany: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.


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