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André Siebrits



  • Bio 

    André Siebrits is a South African researcher focusing on the space arena (especially in developing world contexts), education and the use of educational technologies, and International Relations (particularly in the Global South). He works with the European Space Policy Institute (Vienna), and is an associate editor of Southern Space Studies (Springer series). He has also presented lectures in 2019 and 2020 at the UCT SpaceLab (for their Space and Society course) on the African space arena, space supporting Africa, and on the role of educational technologies in space education in Africa.

  • Title and Summary of PhD Project 

    Where is the Global South in Outer Space?

    My research focuses on the role of the Global South in the space arena, especially in relation to governance, seen from an International Relations perspective.

  • Publications 

    1. André Siebrits, "The Moon that Owns Itself: Exploring New Legal Avenues to Protect Cultural and Natural Heritage in Space", in Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites on the Moon, ed. Annette Froehlich (Cham: Springer, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38403-6_10

    2. André Siebrits, “Keeping the Torch Burning for ‘Good Science’ in Popular Culture: Video Games, Space, and Education”, in Outer Space and Popular Culture: Influences and Interrelations, ed. Annette Froehlich (Cham: Springer, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22656-5_9 

    3. Annette Froehlich and André Siebrits, "Latin America’s Space-Related Heritage and Its Preservation", in Space Fostering Latin American Societies: Developing the Latin American Continent through Space, Part 1, ed. Annette Froehlich (Cham: Springer, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38912-3_11 

    4. Juliet Stoltenkamp, Valentino van de Heyde, and André Siebrits, “ePedagogy as a Threshold Concept: A Reflection on a Programme for Science Teaching Assistants”, International Journal for Academic Development 25, no. 2 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2017.1375412 

    5. Annette Froehlich and André Siebrits, Space Supporting Africa Volume 1: A Primary Needs Approach and Africa’s Emerging Space Middle Powers (Cham: Springer, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12173-0 

    6. For more publication list, see links below: 

      ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2352-4953 

      LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-siebrits-a7a7ba41/

      Personal Website: www.andresiebrits.com (under construction)
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

    “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” – Helen Keller