Prof. Dr. phil.

Helga Leitner

Helga Leitner

Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences abroad since 2008

  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)


Research Areas:

  • Human Geography, Regional Geography, Regional Planning
  • Urbanism
  • Migration research
  • Urban planning
  • Environmental policy

Selected Memberships:

  • American Association of Geographers

Selected Prizes:

  • American Association of Geographers Distinguished Scholarship Honors for 2019
  • Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen f. Wissenschaft und Kunst (2018)
  • Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Fall 2012)
  • Scholar of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2010)
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccelaureate, Graduate and Professional Education, University of Minnesota and elected member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (2009)

Selected Publications:

  • Leitner, H., Sheppard, E., Webber, S., and Colven, E. 2018. Globalizing urban resilience. Urban Geography. Available online: DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2018.1446870.
  • Leitner, H. and Sheppard, E. 2022. Speculating on land, property and peri/urban futures: A conjunctural approach to intra-metropolitan comparison. Urban Studies, available online:
  • Leitner, H., Peck, J. and Sheppard, E., (eds.), 2007. Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers. New York: Guilford Press. 336 pp.
  • Fincher, R., Iveson, K., Leitner, H., Preston, V. 2019. Everyday Equalities: Making Multicultures in Settler Colonial Cities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Leitner, H., Peck, J. and Sheppard, E. (eds.) 2019. Urban Studies Inside/Out: Theory, Method, Practice. London: Sage Publications.