Prof. Dr. Julia Lossau

Position: Professor
Research Area: Urban Geography
Location: GW2 B1125
Phone: 0421-218 67130
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Biography

Julia Lossau has been Professor of Human Geography at the University of Bremen since 2012. She gained a Diploma in Geography from the University of Bonn in 1997, and a doctoral degree from the same institution in 2001. Before moving to Bremen, she lectured at Heidelberg University and was then Junior Professor of Cultural Geography at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. From 2001 to 2003, she held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Glasgow.

The focus of her professorship is on urban geography, but she is also interested in cultural and political geography. At its core, her work explores the ways in which the world is ordered and made sense of both in symbolic and material terms. Her areas of interest range from international relations and globalisation discourses to issues of urban development, including public art and urban infrastructure. Julia Lossau is influenced by postcolonial theory and driven by a fascination with the ambivalences and contradictions of social life.


Research Interests

Cultural Urban Studies
Cultural and Postcolonial Theory
Political Geography
Human-Environment Relations


Publications (selected)

Books and edited volumes

  • Lossau, Julia; Schmidt-Brücken, Daniel; Warnke, Ingo H. (eds) (2019): Spaces of Dissension. Towards a New Perspective on Contradiction. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Flitner, Michael; Lossau, Julia; Müller, Anna-Lisa (eds) (2017): Infrastrukturen der Stadt. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Lossau, Julia; Stevens, Quentin (eds) (2015): The Uses of Art in Public Space. New York, London: Routledge.
  • Lossau, Julia; Freytag, Tim; Lippuner, Roland (eds) (2014): Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart: Ulmer UTB.


Journal articles and book chapters

  • Lossau, Julia; Müller, Anna-Lisa (2020): Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf urbane Infrastruktur. In: Breckner, Ingrid; Göschel, Albrecht; Matthiesen, Ulf (eds): Stadtsoziologie und Stadtentwicklung. Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 281-291.
  • Featherstone, Dave et al. (2020): Reading Ian Klinke’s Cryptic Concrete: A Subterranean Journey into Cold War Germany: In: Political Geography 77, DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102062.
  • Lossau, Julia (2020): Anthropogeography. In: Kobayashi, A. (ed.): International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd edition. Vol. 1, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 147-154.
  • Lossau, Julia (2019): (In)Visible and (Un)homely: Underground Infrastructures as Spaces of Dissension. In: Lossau, Julia; Schmidt-Brücken, Daniel; Warnke, Ingo H. (eds): Spaces of Dissension. Towards a New Perspective on Contradiction. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 237-255.
  • Lossau, Julia; Schmidt-Brücken, Daniel; Warnke, Ingo H. (2019): The Challenge of Contradictions: Thinking Through Spaces of Dissention. Spaces of Dissension. In: ibid. (eds) Towards a New Perspective on Contradiction. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 1-16.
  • Lossau, Julia (2019): Ehrbare Kaufleute? Das postkoloniale Erbe der Hafen- und Hansestadt Bremen. In: Geographische Rundschau 71, 5, 26-28.
  • Lossau, Julia (2019): Postkoloniale Ansätze: Zum Verhältnis von kultureller Identität und Raum. In: Gebhardt, Hans et al. (eds): Geographie. Physische Geographie und Humangeographie. 3. Auflage. Heidelberg: Spektrum, 669-674.
  • Lossau, Julia (2018): Der Raum und das Quantitative. In: Bernhart, Toni; Willand, Marcus; Richter, Sandra; Albrecht, Andrea (eds): Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur-und Geisteswissenschaften. Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 371-388.
  • Lossau, Julia (2017): Unheimliche Infrastruktur: Die doppelte Paradoxie des unterirdischen Städtebaus. In: Flitner, Michael; Lossau, Julia; Müller, Anna-Lisa (eds): Infrastrukturen der Stadt. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 163-180.
  • Müller, Anna-Lisa; Lossau, Julia; Flitner, Michael (2017): Infrastruktur, Stadt und Gesellschaft. Eine Einleitung. In: Flitner, Michael; Lossau, Julia; Müller, Anna-Lisa (eds): Infrastrukturen der Stadt. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 1-19.
  • Stevens, Quentin; Lossau, Julia (2015): Framing art and its uses in public space. In: Lossau, Julia; Stevens, Quentin (eds): The uses of art in public space. New York, London: Routledge, 1-16.
  • Lossau, Julia (2015): Tree planting: The use of public art as social practice. In: Lossau, Julia; Stevens, Quentin (eds): The uses of art in public space. New York, London: Routledge, 83-97.
  • Lossau, Julia (2015): The Art of Place-Making: Städtische Raumkonstitution als soziale Praxis. In: Europa Regional 13, 1-2, 72-81.
  • Lossau, Julia (2014): Kultur und Identität. In: Lossau, Julia; Freytag, Tim; Lippuner, Roland (eds): Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart: Ulmer, 25-37.
  • Lossau, Julia (2013): Politische Geographie und postkoloniale Theorie – Territorien, Identitäten, Verflechtungen. In: Belina, Bernd (ed.): Staat und Raum. Stuttgart: Steiner, 95-108.
  • Lossau, Julia (2012): Geography, the visual, and public art: Exploring the new Gorbals landscape. In: Depkat, Volker; Zwingenberger, Meike (eds): Visual cultures – transatlantic perspectives. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 175-194.
  • Lossau, Julia (2012): Postkoloniale Geographie: Grenzziehungen, Verortungen, Verflechtungen. In: Reuter, Julia; Karentzos, Alexandra (eds): Schlüsselwerke der Postcolonial Studies. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 355-364.
  • Lossau, Julia (2012): Postkoloniale Impulse für die deutschsprachige Geographische Entwicklungsforschung. In: Geographica Helvetica 67, 3, 125-132.
  • Lossau, Julia (2012): Spatial Turn. In: Eckardt, Frank (ed.): Handbuch Stadtsoziologie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 185-198.
  • Lossau, Julia; Winter, Katharina (2011): The social construction of city nature: Exploring temporary uses of open green space in Berlin. In: Endlicher, Wilfried et al. (eds): Perspectives in Urban Ecology. Studies of ecosystems and interactions between humans and nature in the metropolis of Berlin. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 333-345.
  • Lossau, Julia (2011): Responses to the Nomos: Postcolonialism. In: Legg, Stephen (ed.): Spatiality, Sovereignty and Carl Schmitt. Geographies of the Nomos. London: Routledge, 251-259.


 
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