Regional Ambassadors

Fabio Contel
Regional Ambassador - Latin America
Fabio Contel has a Master’s Degree (1998) and a PhD (2006) in Human Geography from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). He had a doctoral internship at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena Read More
Michael Ewers
Regional Ambassador - Middle East
Michael Ewers is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) at Qatar University, where he has worked since 2015. Michael received his PhD in Read More
Zoltan Gál
Regional Ambassador - Eastern Europe
Zoltan Gál is a Professor in Regional Economics at Kaposvar University, Hungary and researcher at the Centre for Economic & Regional Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research Read More
Janelle Knox-Hayes
Regional Ambassador - North America
Janelle Knox-Hayes is the Lister Brothers Associate Professor of Economic Geography and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Her research focuses on the ways in Read More
Karen Lai
Regionak Ambassador - South and East Asia ex. China
Karen Lai is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Durham University (UK). Her research interests include geographies of money and finance, market formation, service sectors, global city networks and financial Read More
Stefan Ouma
Regional Ambassador - Africa
Stefan Ouma is working at the intersections of economic geography, economic sociology, science and technology studies, and agrarian studies. A defining feature of his research has been the ambition to Read More
Fenghua Pan
Regionak Ambassador - China
Fenghua is an Associate Professor of Economic Geography at the School of Geography in Beijing Normal University. He obtained his PhD degree from Peking University and was a visiting scholar Read More
Thomas Sigler
Regional Ambassador - Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
Thomas Sigler is a Lecturer in Human Geography at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. His research focusses on the interface between cities and globalisation, with emphasis on the Read More
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