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Dr. Monika De Frantz works on politics and social space, and has published extensively on urban cultures. Her book ‘Capital City Cultures’ (Peter Lang 2011) narrates European transformation from the perspective of culture-led urban development in Vienna and Berlin. Her current research focuses on comparative approaches to cultural politics in European and US cities. She has held academic positions at the University of Chicago, University of New Orleans, London School of Economics, University of Vienna, Bauhaus-University Weimar, and the European University Institute EUI Florence. She has a PhD from the EUI Florence and studied at the Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Aix-Marseille, and the University of Vienna. Born and raised in Vienna, she has lived and worked in many cities around the world – a cosmopolitan experience reflected in her research, teaching, and policy consulting.
Monika De Frantz (2013) Culture-led urban regeneration: the discursive politics of institutional change. In: Mike Leary and John McCarthy (eds.) Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration: Global Constraints, Local Opportunities, Routledge.
De Frantz, Monika (2011) Capital City Cultures: Reconstructing Contemporary Europe in Vienna and Berlin (series ‘Multiple Europes’) P.I.E.-Peter Lang, Brussels et al. 265 pp., paperback. + ebook, ISBN 978-90-5201-739-6
Monika De Frantz (2013) The Cosmopolitan Politics of Comparative Urbanism: a European Contribution. Mellon & Endeavour European Conference, University of Chicago, Paris, 5-7 Dec.
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More than 45 public lectures and invited presentations in English and German at academic conferences, workshops, panel discussions and other public events
More than 70 publications of academic books, journals, chapters, reports, news media, conference papers