Ph.D. Students

Lukas Emrich

Surely, the city must be more than a combination of “The Great Gatsby,” “Racing Extinction,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

To start with a confession: I have never been exceedingly rigorous at separating the scholar from my remaining personality. Come to think of it, I find it difficult to name a vacation trip without puzzles over spatial patterns or transformational practices.  Personal experiences and notions of what just transformations could look like have always shaped my academic interests. I feel especially drawn to the entanglements between urban and capitalist space, socio-ecological alternatives to corporate food regimes, or compatibilities of degrowth and environmental justice. Being a lover of both geography and the outdoors, however, geoecology, climate, and vegetation will always fascinate me too.