Field of Duty


At the moment, the Cultural Geography Team research projects focus on urban and migrational aspects. Using a subject and action orientated approach, we take a close look at individual strategies and study how they are influenced by the economical, political and social transformations and changes. We apply qualitative methods used in social research and strive to make them even more compatible to the field of human geography. Depending on the topic, quantitative methods are also used. The regional focus of our research lies on German metropolitan areas, South West Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Currently, we are working on research procejts including the topics socio-geographic urban research and everyday realities of migrants in the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany.

Our teaching programme and courses, offered as Bachelor and Master studies, include lectures, seminars, practical field work and excursions on the topics of urban, population and social geography.