Dr. Sabine von Löwis

Tel. +49 (30) 2005949-39

Sabine von Löwis studied Economic and Social Geography at the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden) and obtained a doctorate at HafenCity University in Hamburg. She has held positions at various university and non-university research institutes, working on projects on stability and change of spatial structures in urban and rural areas. From 2011 to 2017, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch, where she was involved in the joint research project “Phantomgrenzen in Ostmitteleuropa” (Phantom borders in East and Eastern Central Europe) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Having studied the persistence and dissolution of spatial structures in Western Ukraine within this project framework, she now focuses her research on the post-Soviet space. In December 2017, Sabine von Löwis joined the research team at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), where she is currently developing a project on microgeographies of conflict constellations in the southwestern post-Soviet space.

ZOiS research project

Everyday Life in Conflict - Scopes for Action and Coping Strategies in De Facto States

Phantom Spaces and Borders - Continuities and Discontinuities of Past State and Imperial Structures

Research interests

  • Social geography of space and place
  • Transformation, change
  • Microgeographies
  • Borders
  • Conflict Research

Selected Publications