Researchers


[ivan_staff image_id=”185″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470017058″ name=”Eberhard Rothfuß” job_title=”University of Bayreuth” sep=”no” align=” to-default” el_class=”effect”]Eberhard Rothfuß is Professor for Social- and Population Geography at the University of Bayreuth. His research is focusing on four thematic areas: Comparative Urban Research in the Global South, Critical Theory, action research and intercultural hermeneutics.

The core of his research agenda in SELFCITY is urban societal sustainability through social transformations by strengthening social cohesion, community development, collective action and problem solving strategies in urban neighborhood communities.

He coordinated the FP-7 Marie-Curie IRSES Project “URBANSELF – A North-South Network on urban self-organisation and public life in Europe, India and China” (2011-2014) at the University of Passau.

eberhard.rothfuss@uni-bayreuth.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 921-552278

http://www.bevsozgeo.uni-bayreuth.de/de/team/Rothfuss_Eberhard/index.html[/ivan_staff][ivan_staff image_id=”181″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470116390″ name=”Nina Hehn” job_title=”KlimaKom e.G.” sep=”no” align=” to-default” el_class=”effect”]Dr Nina Hehn is lawyer and authorized representative of KlimaKom since 2011. She studied law in Augsburg and Düsseldorf. Her study focused on environmental law.

Her legal traineeship, which is centered on energy, climate and the environment, was conducted at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn.

As a member of the Research Unit for Sustainability and Climate Policy in Leipzig, Nina Hehn graduated with a PhD in “Post-fossil urban development”.

nina.hehn@klimakom.de
Telephone: +49 (0)9201 202 43 65

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He is currently undertaking research on postsecular analysis of the urban and the ethical turn in urban theory.

He is co-editor of Exploring the Postsecular: the religious, the political and the urban, Postsecular Cities: space, theory and practice and Faith-based Organizations and Exclusion in European Cities. Forthcoming titles are Spaces of Contention: spatialities of social movements and Working Faith: faith-based organizations and urban social Justice. He was senior researcher in the FP-7 Marie-Curie IRSES Project URBANSELF (2012-2014).

j.r.beaumont@rug.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 6910

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Philipp Schuh is a student assistant at the Chair of social and population geography at the University of Bayreuth. His studies engage with themes of human geography, development studies and economics with a predominant focus on Africa. Through his work in the project, he developed great interest in self-organisation as an alternative to top-down solutions and participation approaches towards societal, political and economic transition.

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[ivan_staff image_id=”177″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470079438″ name=”Thomas Dörfler” job_title=”University of Bayreuth” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Dr Thomas Dörfler is Interim-Professor at the Department of Sociology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and will join SELFCITY in September 2015 as Post-Doc. His research interests are urban and spatial sociology, critical theory, psychoanalysis as a social science and methodology of qualitative social research. His PhD dealt with the creative city ‘phantasma’ and empirically with a relational milieu analysis in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. From 2011 to 2014 he was lecturer in the method center at Leuphana University Lueneburg.

thomas.doerfler@rub.de
Telephone: +49 (0)234 32 23706 / 28706

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He was part of the New Deal for Communities National Evaluation and the Local Strategic Partnerships Feasibility Study. He is Vice-President of the European Urban Research Association (EURA) and editor of EURA’s journal “Urban Research and Practice”.

Rob.Atkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1179656261

http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campusrt-atkinson[/ivan_staff][ivan_staff image_id=”186″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470167548″ name=”Chris Zuidema” job_title=”University of Groningen” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Dr Chris Zuidema is Assistant Professor in Spatial Planning at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen.

Zuidema has a background in environmental planning and has done extensive research on topics such as sustainable urban management, governance renewal in environmental planning and spatial transitions towards new energy systems. His studies have focused on developments in the Netherlands and the EU.

c.zuidema@rug.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 7323

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[ivan_staff image_id=”369″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470090543″ name=”Erik Bertram” job_title=”University of Bayreuth” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Erik Bertram studied geography at the University of Bonn and University of Bristol. His master’s dissertation dealt with “Bulky waste and non-representational perspectives: Rethinking the vitality of rubbish”.

Since 2015 he is a PhD student at the Chair of Social and Population Geography at the University of Bayreuth. His research interests are social theory and philosophy, social and urban geography with a particular focus on the concept of self-organisation and methods “as lightning rods for thought”.

erik.bertram@uni-bayreuth.de
Telephone: +49 (0)921 552189

http://www.bevsozgeo.uni-bayreuth.de/de/team/Bertram_Erik/index.html[/ivan_staff][ivan_staff image_id=”201″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470135968″ name=”Ian Smith” job_title=”University of the West of England” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Dr Ian Smith is a Senior Lecturer working in the Bristol Economics Research Cluster (part of the Bristol Business School).

Smith researches and writes on: the processes by which places and neighbourhoods both frame and respond to change (for example through urban regeneration); or specifically on the ways in which communities respond to climate change (see SNACC project on suburban adaptation in England); and how individual practitioners/professionals related to the built environment learn to work differently (on themes such as building sustainable communities).

Ian5.smith@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 328 3364

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m.h.hasanov@rug.nl
Telephone: +31503633872

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[ivan_staff image_id=”178″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”no” opacity=”yes” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470105311″ name=”Sabine Hafner” job_title=”KlimaKom e.G.” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Dr habil Sabine Hafner is lecturer at the Geographical Institute, University of Bayreuth. In her PhD, Hafner dealt with “Lernende Stadtentwicklung. Das Bund-Länder-Programm `Soziale Stadt´ als Reformprojekt zur Erneuerung der sozialen Stadtpolitik”.

At KlimaKom eG, her activities range from are urban and regional planning, especially demographc transition, result orientated city planning, participative methods, public involvement and communication in the area of renewable energies.

Since 2013, Sabine Hafner is director of KlimaKom eG.

sabine.hafner@klimakom.de
Telephone: +49 (0)921 554695

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Hall’s research interest focus on urban regeneration and renewal; sustainable urban development; urban governance. Hall has particular experience of cross-national comparative research and in the use of the innovative Q-methodology. He has published on his research interests including on the matter of resident participation and social learning (amongst planners). Hall will work on the case study design (qualitative analysis and design) and analysis both in the case of the UK but also in terms of ensuring cross-national comparative work between the teams in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

Stephen3.Hall@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83156

http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campussg-hall[/ivan_staff][ivan_staff image_id=”361″ infos_inside=”yes” social_inside=”yes” overlay=”yes” opacity=”no” grayscale=”no” c_id=”.vc_1437470190566″ name=”Ferdinand Stenglein” job_title=”Research associate” sep=”no” align=” to-default”]Ferdinand Stenglein studied Geography at the Universities of Bonn and Hong Kong. His diploma dissertation was on academic knowledge regimes on the North-West of China. Since 2015 he is PhD candidate at the Chair of Socialisation at the University of Münster. His PhD dissertation is on the formation of collectivity in intentional  communities. His research interests are in political philosophy,  collectivity and community building, horizontalism, anti-authoritarian pedagogy and activist research.

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