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Consultation hours during the summersemester 2022



11.00 am - 01.00 pm (by phone)

(only by arrangement)

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Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Martina Fuchs holds the chair of Economic and Social Geography at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.

Born in 1962 in Hamburg, Martina Fuchs studied geography (1982-1988) in Trier and Göttingen and received her PhD (1991) from the University of Frankfurt/Main. For the next two years she worked at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg. In 1993, she returned to science, completing her habilitation in Düsseldorf in 1999.

Between 2000 and 2002, she was deputy professor at the Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, and she accomplished two research projects at the Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg. She then became professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Lüneburg (2002-2004).

Since October 2004, she has held a professorship at the University of Cologne. Her research and teaching interests are in industrial, economic and social geography with focus on the European Union, Latin America and the global South. Her main research field is the global-local relationship in the economy. Her research projects concern the structures, conditions and effects of the transnational distribution of labour and competencies in global companies and value chains. This research includes issues of knowledge, regional learning and labour geography. The Regional Studies Association Best International Paper Award 2013 in Tampere, Finnland, 'Knowledge and Interpretation: An Approach for a Better Understanding of Knowing in Economic Geography'.