Jun.-Prof. Dr. Carola Fricke

Saarland University
Department of European Social Research
Building C5 3
Room 2.11
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-58074

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Since 2023 Jun.Prof. Dr. Carola Fricke is Junior Professor of Human Geography with special focus on Europe. Prior to that, she taught and conducted research at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography at the University of Freiburg since 2017. Her research focuses on geographical approaches in urban and metropolitan studies, the geographies of housing and comparative urbanism. In academic teaching, her focus is on dynamics and governance in cities and regions as well as current spatial policies of the European Union. Carola Fricke's research has been published in the following journals, among others: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, European Urban and Regional Studies, Territory, Politics and Governance, European Planning Studies. Furthermore, her habilitation project 2020-2023 was funded by the Margarete-von-Wrangell Programme of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the ESF.


Professional career

  • Since May 2023 Junior Professor of Human Geography with a European focus in the Department of European Social Studies at Saarland University
  • 2020-2023 Fellow in the Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Programme, Baden-Württemberg
  • 2018-2020 Temporary academic councillor at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Chair of Human Geography (parental leave: 08/2019-06/2020)
  • 2017-2018 Research Assistant, at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Chair of Human Geography
  • 2012-2017 Research Assistant, at the Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Planning Theory and Analysis of Urban and Regional Policies (parental leave 07/2016-02/2017)
  • 2011-2012 Research assistant at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Chair of Comparative Politics

Scientific career

  • 2013-2018 Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning, Degree: Dr. phil.
  • 2006-2011 Studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg: Scientific Politics, Geography, Public Law, Degree: Magister Artium
  • 2008-2009 ERASMUS studies at the Institut d'Études Politiques, Lille, France
  • 2005-2006 Studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster: Political Science, Geography, Public Law


  • Cluster professor in the Cluster for European Studies at Saarland University | CEUS, member of the Collegium
  • Working Group Urban Futures in the German Geographical Society
  • Working Group Housing Market Research (http://www.ak-wohnungsmarktforschung.de) in the German Geographical Society
  • Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Baden-Württemberg of the Academy for Spatial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL),
  • Association for Geography at German-speaking Universities and Research Institutions (VGDH)
  • Regional Studies Association
  • European Network for Housing Research (ENHR https://enhr.net)
  • European Urban Research Association (EURA https://eura.org)


 Publikationlist  (June 2023)