Julia Lenz

Research assistant
Doctoral candidate

Saarland University
Building C5 3 
Room 2.18
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-64221


Professional career

  • since 2018: Research assistant in the Department of European Social Research, since April 2023 within the Junior Professorship for European Studies|Focus on Western Europe and Border Areas at Saarland University.
  • since 2019: Member of the working group "Spatial Planning" of the Center for Border Studies, voluntary work for the "Forum of Young Citizens of the Greater Region"
  • since june 2023: Project manager and coordinator of the BMBF joint project Linking Borderlands: Dynamiken grenzregionaler Peripherien

Scientific career

  • 2011-2015: Bachelor's degree in Historically Oriented Cultural Studies at Saarland University, subject combination: Cultural Geography, European Regional Studies, minor subject: Business Administration, Bachelor's thesis: Restructuring and Reorganisation of Swedish Large Housing Estates. Using the example of the Angered district in Gothenburg.
  • 2013-2014: Study abroad at the University of Gothenburg (Göteborgs Universitet), Subjects: Economic and Development Geography.
  • 2015-2018: Master's degree in geography at the University of Heidelberg, major subject: geography, minors: law (spatial planning law) and political science, master's thesis: The significance of the Saarbrücken district of Burbach for migrants. An analysis of change
  • 2016-2017: Study abroad at Loughborough University (Loughborough University), Subjects: Regional and Environmental Geography

Research focus

  • Development potentials of regional elderly care labour markets through migrants using the example of Saarland
  • Energy Transitions in the SaarLorLux Border Region