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Department of Geography Political Geography

Political Geography

Political geography is the study of the co-production of space and power. Our research unit is particularly interested in this dynamics at the margins of a globalizing world. We study the spatial production of political order, uneven development and governance through specific discursive practices and places in Africa, South East Asia and Europe.
The political geography unit offers courses, supervises theses at both Bachelor and Master levels, and organizes field trips. For an overview over the lectures, seminars and tutorials offered, please consult  Department of Geography / Studying and the electronic university calendar.

Weiterführende Informationen


  • Ethiopian Protest Music

    The songs of Hachalu Hundessa reveal the struggles of the Oromo people

  • International Burma Studies Conference

    Together with Georg Winterberger at the UZH Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft (ISEK), Shona Loong co-organised the International Burma Studies Conference between 9 – 11 June 2023 at the University of Zurich.

Upcoming events

Political Geography Research Lab

Zurich Human Geography Colloquium (ZHGK)