Guest Lectures in Malmö: Mustafa Dikec and Margit Mayer


Prof. Mustafa Dikeç
Urban rage and the politics of uprisings
Monday 30 Nov 15.15 – 17.00
Malmö University - Niagara 
Room: NI A0603
Prof. Mustafa Dikec
Professor of Urban Studies
Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris and LATTS
Mustafa Dikec is working at our partner university, University of Paris Est and is a Professor of Urban Studies at the École d’urbanisme de Paris. Before moving to Paris, he was Reader in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has a background in urban planning and urban design at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey (undergraduate) and at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (masters). He obtained his PhD in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003 (with Edward Soja) and has did his post doc in human geography at the Open University. He is an editor for International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) and Environment and Planning D : Society and Space.
His research revolves around Space and politics, Urban uprisings and Temporal infrastructures. One of his publications that is well known to the Swedish audience is Badlands of the Republic: Space, Politics and Urban Policy (2007, Blackwell) where he analysed French urban policy and its preoccupation with banlieues from a spatial and political perspective.
Prof. Margit Mayer
Austerity Urbanism and its Contestations
Monday 7 Dec 15.15 – 17.00
Malmö University - Niagara
Room: NI A0603
Margit Mayer, Professor in Political Science, at John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, is one of the most prominent researchers in contemporary urban studies. Her research covers areas like urban social movements, urban development, homelessness and the labor market. She is the co-editor of several recent books:
Künel, J., Mayer, M. (edt.), Neoliberal Urbanism and its Contestations. Crossing Theoretical Boundaries. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Brenner, N.,Marcuse, P., Mayer, M. (edt.), Cities for People, Not for Profit: Theory/Practice. Routledge, 2012.
Hamel, P., Lustiger-Thaler, H., Mayer, M. (eds.), "Urban Movements in a Globalizing World." London: Routledge, 2000.
Her latest book is called; "Urban Social Movements." Oxford: Blackwell (forthcoming).
Organized by CRUSH and Urban Studies