Sabina Groeneveld studied German Language and Literature and Educational Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research analysed private perspectives through letters, diaries and memoirs with a focus on power-relations connected with the construction of belonging (Heimat) within the colonial context of Qingdao between 1897-1914. Her current research focuses on power-dynamics within everyday-life, Human-Animal-Studies and German Studies.
Can supervise: YES
Developments within German Language and Culture;
German Literature; Human -Animal Studies; Post-/Colonial Studies;
Constructions of 'self', 'others' and 'place' within everyday life;
Expressions of belonging through letters, diaries and memoirs
Sabina Groeneveld coordinates and teaches in the Germany Major within the International Studies program.
Groeneveld, S 2019, Zweite Heimat "Tsingtau" Quingdao (1897-1914) im Spiegel deutscher Selbstzeugnisse [Second home "Tsingtau" Quingdao (1897-1914) in the mirror of German self-testimonies[, Röhrig Universitätsverlag, Germany.
Otsuji, E, Gavran, M, Groeneveld, S, Andersen, M, Jeffreys, E, Goodman, DSG, Vanni Accarigi, I, Maggiora de Iturralde, P, Fletcher, N, Sharp, L, Sheldon, M, Browitt, J, Donald, S, Harbon, L, Mikula, M, Giovanangeli, A, Loda, A, Allatson, P, Hurley, A, Barclay, K, Robert, J, Rodriguez, M, Leigh, B, McCormack, J, Manganas, N, Wyndham, M & Aponte Ortiz, L 2019, Geographies of Food: The BA International Studies 25th Anniversary Cookbook, ed. Paul Allatson, Angela Giovanangeli and Emi Otsuji., 1st, School of International Studies and Education, FASS, UTS, Sydney.
In this essay, I outlay main developments within the administration of German Qingdao (1897–1914) and the resulting consequences for the Germans and Chinese living in this colony. On this background, I examine how German colonial actors were able to identify Qingdao as a 'second' Heimat. In particular, I investigate the possibility of a link between the early colonial policies introduced by the German administration and the construction of Heimat by German colonizers within everyday life.
Groeneveld, S 2020, '"A hotbed of sins" or "just like home"? Drinkingcultures in colonial Qingdao (1897–1914)' in Ernst, W (ed), Alcohol Flows Across Cultures Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 139-158.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This contribution analyses the narratives surrounding the emerging drinking cultures among several social groups in Qingdao (German soldiers, German civilians, the Chinese elite, and Chinese labourers). Against this background, I investigate in which ways alcohol became a crucial part of the construction of colonial identities.
Groeneveld, SJ 2018, 'Chinesische Dienstboten in deutschen Haushalten - Qingdao (1897-1914) [Chinese servants in German households - Qingdao]' in Lü, Y, Morgan, P, Bandhauer, A & Lay, T (eds), The World Within: Self-perception and images of the Other in German literatures and cultures, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 369-394.