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Department of Geography

Sven Daniel Wolfe
Sven Daniel Wolfe, Dr.

Political Geography

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

Research Interests

My project here at UZH centers on the urban and everyday geopolitics of Ukraine. 

Overall I’m interested in geopolitics, soft power, urban development, and the cultures of protest and resistance. I often work from a micro-perspective informed by everyday life and minor theory.

Aside from this, I focus on mega-events, particularly through the dual lenses of sustainable urban development and geopolitics. I also work on authoritarian politics and practices, and have a growing interest in digital geographies.



2019                           University of Lausanne | Switzerland 

                                    PhD Geography


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



2022 - 2023         University of Zurich: Oberassistent / Postdoc 

2019 - 2022         University of Lausanne: Premier Assistant / Postdoc

2017 - 2019         University of Lausanne: PhD student

2016 - 2017         University of Zurich: PhD student

2014 - 2016         University of Zurich: Research Assistant