Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard
Professor of Geography of North America
Berliner Straße 48
T: +49 (0)6221-54 55 42
F: +49 (0)6221-54 37 19
Joint Appointment with the Institute of Geography
ULRIKE GERHARD is professor for Human Geography of North America at the HCA and the Geography Department. Previously she has taught North American Studies as well as Urban Geography at the University of Würzburg (2001-10), München (2005-06) and also Heidelberg (2008-09). She studied geography at Marburg as well as Waterloo, Canada, and received her PhD in 1998 from Marburg University doing research on urban consumer landscapes in Canada and Germany. Since then she has studied the political geography of US American cities in the US (see, for example, a book titled “Global City Washington, D.C. – eine politische Stadtgeographie”), spending several months in Washington, D.C., and other North American cities. Her most recent research topics deal with urban inequality in the Americas, the discursive structuring of cities as well as consumerism in North American and European cities.