University studies and professional training
Sarah Peter studied sociology at J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt (Main) (1996-2001).
Subsequently she worked as research assistant in a project at the faculty of social sciences at J.W. Goethe University (2002-2003).
Present research activities and interests
Since 2003 Sarah Peter has been working at the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) at J.W.Goethe University. She is a research associate at department 1 (Sustainable development, global change, multifunctionality of rural areas) of the IfLS.
The main focus of work is on projects in the field of German and EU rural development policy, and integrated rural development. Further interests are processes of urban and regional development and planning, and constellations of the actors involved.
Knickel, K. & S. Peter (2008): Multifunctional agriculture and integrated rural development in Germany: The case of the Regional Action Programme. In: R.D. Fish, S. Seymour, C. Watkins & M. Steven (eds): Sustainable Farmland Management, Wallingford (UK): CABI Publishers.
Knickel, K. & S. Peter (2005): Amenity-led development of rural areas: The example of the Regional Action pilot programme in Germany. In: G. P. Green, D. Marcouiller & S. Deller (eds) Amenities and rural development: Theory, methods and public policy. Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics, Northampton (USA): Edward Elgar Publishing, 302-321.