Sven Daniel Wolfe
Sven Daniel Wolfe, Dr.

Political Geography

Tel.: 044 635 52 09
Room number: Y25 L 64

Research Interests

My current work centers on preparations in Russia for the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup. I am exploring socio-material changes in several Russian host cities, using a policy mobilities and actor-network approach to examine how knowledge is circulated, how it mutates upon application to new environments, and how these mutations shape the city. I am also applying Deleuzian multiplicity in this exploration, positing that multiple parallel mutations co-exist within the urban environment. Currently I am investigating developments in Ekaterinburg and Volgograd, but am also keeping tabs on World Cup-related changes in other host cities as well. These investigations will be included in upcoming articles covering themes of neopatrimonialism and neoliberalism. 


2016                           University of Zurich | Switzerland

                                    MSc Geography, Geographies of Global Change: Resources, Markets and Development


2014                           European University St. Petersburg | Russia

                                    MA Political Science, Russian and Eurasian Studies, with distinction


1999                           Grinnell College | United States of America

                                     BA Russian language, literature, culture, with honors



2016 - current      University of Zurich: PhD student

2014 - 2016         University of Zurich: Research Assistant