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Dr. rer. pol. Eva Dick

Dr. rer. pol. Eva Dick Photo of Dr. rer. pol. Eva Dick

Consultation hours
by arrangement


Work History

  • 1990-1997: Studies of Sociology, Hispanic literature and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg, one semester at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Kolumbia studing Urban Sociology
  • Master thesis: “Soziale und stadtplanerische Aufwertungsprozesse im historischen Zentrum von Bogotá, La Candelaria” (Social and urban upgrading in the historic centre of Bogotá, La Candelaria)
  • 1998: Work with consultancy company SUM Consult; co-author of paper „Living and working informally in urban areas“, for the world conference “Urban 21 on Sustainable Urban Development“
  • 1998-99: Postgraduate diploma from the German Development Institute (GDI), Berlin
  • 1999-2000: Advisor with SUM Consult for monitoring and evaluation of the KfW-Project „Rural Housing Loan Fund“ in South Africa
  • 2000-2001: Advisor with GTZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation)-Project „Urban Upgrading and Development Programme“ in South Africa; coordination of housing and infrastructure projects
  • 2001-2004: several short-term assignments with SUM Consult in Africa, Latin America and South-Eastern Europe
  • 2003 - 2007: PhD at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund and University of Minnesota: The impact of residential segregation on the development of social capital and social mobility of immigrants. The example of the Mexican population in St. Paul, USA
  • since October 2005: Academic staff of the IPS department
  • Since 2012: director of research project „Inter-religious activities and urban governance in the Ruhr Area“ and realisation of the study „Migration, translocality and governance in transit cities – cases from Ghana and South Africa


Research interests

  • Migration and social integration
  • City development in developing countries
  • Monitoring and evaluation



All publications of Eva Dick can be found under publications.