Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Citizenship Covid


Urban Citizenship in Zeiten der Krise: Team in alphabetischer Reihenfolge
Lisa Chodorkoff

is an External Lecturer and Research Assistant at Roskilde University in Denmark, working within urban Sociology and social Geography, with a continued interest in the study of social organisations in action. Her research and ground experiences in community garden projects in New York City, community forestry in Nepal, and the social economy in Copenhagen’s urban sphere have provided a, notably, hands-on, justice-oriented approach to teaching and working.  Beyond carrying out current research on migrant urban citizenship under Covid-19, she acts on a foundation board supporting food and environmental justice projects.


Nir Cohen

is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment at Bar Ilan University. His research interests include relations between states and diasporas, the politics of migration and citizenship, and urban social geographies in Israel. His work on policies towards skilled migrants, stratified citizenship and socio-spatial relations in Israeli cities has appeared in a wide range of international journals. In Spring 2018 he was Visiting Fellow of Jewish Migration at The Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton, UK. In 2019 he was Visiting Professor for Urban Studies at TU Vienna, Austria. His co-edited book Care and the City: Encounters with Urban Studies was published with Routledge in 2021.


Tatiana Fogelman

is an Associate Professor at Roskilde University in Denmark, working across urban and migration studies. Her previous work on migrant integration, cultural politics of citizenship and belonging, and urban encounters across difference has appeared (before 2016 under the surname Matejskova) in Migration Studies, Geoforum, Social & Cultural Geography, Antipode, Urban Geography, and Urban Studies. She also co-edited  Governing through Diversity: Migration Societies in Post-Multiculturalist Times, published by Palgrave Macmillan, and special issues on the urban dimensions of migration industries (Urban Studies) and national-urban lens in migration studies (Ethnicities).  Besides migrant urban citizenship under covid-19 she has been working recently also on diasporic mobility of Danish Jewry and temporal aspects in urban living with alterity.


Daniela Krüger

is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and associated researcher at the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies in Berlin. She recently worked as research assistant in projects like "Urban Citizenship-Making at Times of Crisis" (funded by Volkswagen Foundation; 2021-22) and in "The World Down My Street: Resources and Networks Used by City Dwellers" (CRC 1265, Re-Figuration of Space, funded by the DFG; 2018-22). For her PhD project, she received a scholarship by Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. In her PhD, she studies (unequal) access to healthcare using the case of urban emergency care. Her research interests broadly cover urban and medical sociology, practices and institutions of urban (health)care.

Henrik Lebuhn

holds a PhD in Political Science and is Assistant Professor for Urban and Regional Sociology at Humboldt University Berlin. In 2016, he was ARC-Fellow at the City University of New York (CUNY), and in 2019, he was Visiting Professor for Urban Studies at TU Vienna, Austria. His research interests include comparative urbanism, borders and migration, urban citizenship, cities and care, urban social movements and participatory politics. He recently co-edited a book on Care and the City (Routledge 2022) and a Special Issue with Urban Studies on „Making Cities through Migration Industries“ (2022).

Maayan Ravid

is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography and Environment at Bar Ilan University. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Oxford where she studied the detention of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel's Holot detention facility between 2013 and 2018, and its wide-ranging effects on detained asylum seekers and Israeli residents in South Tel Aviv. She obtained her BA in Political Science and Histories of Africa from Tel Aviv University, and a Master’s in Socio-Legal Research from Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Maayan’s academic studies correspond with long-term activism alongside asylum-seeking communities from Sudan and Eritrea in Israel.

Catalina Schneider

is a Student Assistant in the Berlin team. She studies Social Sciences at Humboldt University Berlin and is currently working on her BA-thesis about the political transitions from military dictatorship to democracy in Argentina and Chile. Her interests include urban sociology and gender studies.




Berlin: Henrik Lebuhn

Kopenhagen: Tatiana Fogelman

Tel Aviv: Nir Cohen