Heike Hanhörster


Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development

Heike Hanhörster studied spatial planning and gained her doctorate at the University of Dortmund. In 2013 she finished her dissertation titled “Should I stay or should I go? Locational decisions and coping strategies of Turkish homeowners in low-income neighbourhoods”. Since 2015, she holds a tenure-track position at ILS - Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund. Before, she stayed as a visiting scholar at OTB, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. 

Research interests 

  • social networks and encounters of (middle-class) households
  • social and spatial inequality
  • residential mobility of migrant groups
  • institutional discrimination and exclusionary processes on the housing market

Visiting projects and objectives

  • New arrival spaces in Germany and France
  • Discrimination on the housing market

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