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Marie Jahoda Summer School 2016


The Challenge of Governing Urban Diversity

3rd – 9th of July 2016

Keynote Speakers

Vassilis Arapoglou is an Assistant Professor in sociology of inequalities and social exclusion at the Department of Sociology at the University of Crete. His research interests are urban inequalities, poverty and social exclusion, urban social policies in comparative perspective, social psychology of urban problems, migration, citizenship and forms of belonging. He is an editorial board member of the European Urban & Regional Studies.

Eduardo Barberis (MA sociology, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, PhD in Urban and Local European Studies, University of Milan-Bicocca) holds a post-doc position at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, where he lectures on Immigration policy and cofounded the Centre for Applied Research on Transculturalism. He also works on anti-discrimination policy and research. His research interests include local and comparative governance of welfare and immigration policies.

Gideon Bolt is an Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, Methods and Techniques and holds a PhD from Utrecht University. His research focuses on urban policy, residential segregation, and neighbourhood choice. He is the editor of the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.

Ayse Caglar is an anthropologist of the University of Vienna and an expert on globalisation and transnationalisation processes and transformations of nation states and changing property relations. Migration and neoliberal urban restructuring and migrants are crucial entry points of her analyses, and also of transnational legal spaces and citizenship relations.

Yuri Kazepov is a professor of International Urban Sociology and Compared Welfare Systems at the University of Vienna (Austria) from March 2015. He directed the MA in Social Policy Management and the European Master in Comparative Urban Studies at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. From 2010 to 2014 he was the President of RC21 on Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association.

Thomas Maloutas is a Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, Harokopio University and the Director of the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE). He studied Architecture and Geography in Paris. His research focuses on residential segregation, gentrification, housing and welfare regimes, and social stratification.

Stijn Oosterlynck is Assistant Professor in Urban Sociology at the University of Antwerp. He holds MAs in Sociology from Ghent University (2001) and Lancaster University (2002) and a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University (2008). His research focuses on the politics of urban development, social urban renewal, solidarity in diversity and social innovation and the restructuring of the welfare state.

Jan Rath is a Professor of Sociology, Member of the Center for Urban Studies and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the Amsterdam Institute for  Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. He received his MA Degree in cultural anthropology and urban studies and his PhD from Utrecht University. He has been an advisor for Dutch local and national governments, the European Commission, the OECD, the United Nations, and various other organisations.

Mike Raco is Professor of Urban Governance and Development in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He has published widely on the topics of urban governance, regeneration, sustainability, and the politics of urban economic development. Much of his research is UK focused but he has also written extensively on the politics of urban regeneration in the EU and East Asia.

Walter Schenkel, partner at synergo GmbH since 2001, studied political science at the University of Zurich (PhD in 1998). He was researcher at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Zurich, and at the Institute of Public Administration, Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He published on environmental and transportation policy, urban planning, federalism, urban development, and network management.

Tiit Tammaru is a Professor of Population and Urban Geography at the University of Tartu, Department of Geography. His current research focuses on social and ethnic differences in migration, housing and residential segregation in Estonia and other cities in Eastern Europe.

Tuna Taşan-Kok is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam. She is one of the founding members of the DIVERCITIES research network and member of the DIVERCITIES Scientific Steering Committee. She holds a MSc in Regional Planning (1996) and a PhD in Urban Geography (2004). Her research interests include neoliberal urban planning and multi-level urban governance.

(invited) Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford.

Afternoon Sessions

Yvonne Franz is urban geographer and postdoc-researcher at the Institute for Urban and Regional Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her research focus lies on neighbourhood development, migration and integration as well as gentrification and social housing. She coordinates the JPI Urban Europe project "Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities (ICEC)" with case studies in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Vienna.

Feriha Nazda Güngördü is a PhD student at the Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments. She graduated from City and Regional Planning, METU in 2012 as the third top ranking graduate and pursued her graduate studies in Regional Planning again at METU.

Tatiana Moreira de Souza is a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL). She holds a BSc in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2005), and a MSc in Urban Regeneration from UCL (2010). The titel of her PhD thesis is “Social Interaction in Mixed-Tenure Neighbourhoods: a Comparative Analysis of Housing Regeneration in the UK and in the Netherlands".

Larissa Plüss is a Research Associate at synergo GmbH since 2013. In her dissertation in the field of political science, she investigated questions of governance and democracy at the local and the metropolitan level (PhD in 2012). During her PhD, she worked as a Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Zurich. Besides various research, teaching and publication activities, she gained wide experience in projects in the field of spatial development policy.

Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen is a researcher at the Danish Building Research Institute and has a background in sociology at the University of Copenhagen. She has considerable methodological experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods including working with mixed methods research designs. Thematically, Rikke's research focus is on settlement patterns, migration, ethnic minority groups, housing careers, segregation and urban development caused by settlement patterns.

Nicos Souliotis is a researcher at the National Centre for Social Research, Athens. He holds a PhD in Sociology (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 2005). His research activity and publications focus on the relations of urban change, consumption and cultural economy and the recent transformations of urban governance in Athens.

Anouk Tersteeg is an urban geographer in the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She obtained a MSc(Res) in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD research focuses on resident experiences with living in hyper-diverse contexts.

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