Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2018
    Junior Research Group Leader | Department Dynamics of Economic Space, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) Erkner

  • Since 2018
    Lecturer | Institute of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • Since 2015
    Honorary Research Fellow | School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

  • 2017 – 2018
    Visiting Professorship in Economic Geography | Institute of Human Geography, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

  • 2016
    Isaac Manasseh Meyer Visiting Fellowship | Department of Geography & Global Production Networks Research Centre, National University of Singapore

  • 2015 – 2017
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow | Department Dynamics of Economic Spaces, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) Erkner

  • 2015 – 2017
    Adjunct Lecturer in Human Geography | Department of Geographical Sciences, Free University of Berlin

  • 2015 – 2016
    Visiting Research Fellow | School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester

  • 2011 – 2015
    PhD Researcher and Lecturer | Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam

  • 2014
    Visiting PhD Researcher | Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

  • 2008 – 2009
    MSc in International Relations (focus on International Political Economy and Development) | Graduate School of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam

  • 2004 – 2007
    BA in European Studies | Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Maastricht University

Selected publications

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2018). Exclusive Development(s): Special Economic Zones and Enclave Urbanism in the Philippines. Critical Sociology, 44(3), 471–485. 10.1177/0896920517698538

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2017). On the Global City Map, but Not in Command?: Probing Manila's Position in the World City Network. Environment and Planning A, 49(12), 2897-2915. 10.1177/0308518X16663710

  • Kleibert, J. M., & Kippers, L. (2016). Living the Good Life?: The Rise of Urban Mixed-Use Enclaves in Metro Manila. Urban Geography, 37(3), 373-395. 10.1080/02723638.2015.1082799

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Pervasive but Neglected: Conceptualizing Services and Global Production Networks. Geography Compass, 10(8), 333-345. 10.1111/gec3.12271

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2016). Global Production Networks, Offshore Services and the Branch-Plant Syndrome. Regional Studies, 50(12), 1995-2009. 10.1080/00343404.2015.1034671

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Islands of Globalisation: Offshore Services and the Changing Spatial Division of Labour. Environment and Planning A, 47(4), 884-902. 10.1068/a140119p

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2015). Industry-Academe Linkages in the Philippines: Embedding Foreign Investors, Capturing Institutions?. Geoforum, 59(2), 109–118. 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.12.003

  • Kleibert, J. M. (2014). Strategic Coupling in ‘Next Wave Cities’: Local Institutional Actors and the Offshore Service Sector in the Philippines. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 35(2), 245-260. 10.1111/sjtg.12044

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Leibniz Junior Research Group "Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education. International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness" (

  • Geographies of Dissociation: The Social Construction of Value from a Spatial Perspective (


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