Dr Kathrin Horschelmann, MSc, PhD
- 1990 - 1994 Magister Artium in Geography, History and Politics at Universities of Bonn, Southampton and Humboldt/Berlin
- 1994 - 1995 MSc "Society and Space", University of Bristol, School of Geography
- 1995 - 1999 PhD "Placing the 'East' in the German Nation - Media Practice and Exclusion in Post-Unification Germany", University of Bristol, School of Geography
- 1999 - 2004 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Plymouth
- 2004 - 2011 Lecturer B in Human Geography, Durham University
- Since 2011 Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Durham University
- October 2012 - April 2013 Visiting Research Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig, Germany
I am a cultural and political geographer whose work is shaping international research agendas on two inter-related themes: 1) the socio-cultural impacts of 'post-socialist transitions' and 2) the implications of globalisation for youth citizenship and identities. In these two areas of research, my work focuses particularly on theorisations from non-western perspectives, on the cultural and political geographies of identity and difference, on socio-spatial inequalities and on young people’s geopolitical agency. I am currently conducting and supervising research on youth as military subjects, young people’s cultures of war and peace, the effects of energy vulnerabilities and youth transitions, and the embodiment of intergenerational relations.
- Culture-Economy-Life (CEL)
- Geographies of Health and Wellbeing (GoHWell)
- Politics - State - Space (PSS)
- Social / Spatial Theory (SST)
- Urban Worlds
- Youth Citizenship and Globalisation
- Cultures of War and Peace
- Postsocialist Transformations
- Energy Vulnerability and Youth Transitions
- Embodiment, Performativity and Intergenerational Relations
Indicators of Esteem
- Journal Editorial Board: "European Urban and Regional Studies"
- Journal Editorial Board: "Social Geography"
Journal papers: academic
- Hörschelmann, K. Relational citizenship and the political geographies of youth across borders. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2013.
- Colls, R., Evans, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Change4Life for your kids: Intercorporeality and the Change4Life campaign. Sports, Education and Society. 2011;323-341.
- Hörschelmann, K. Theorising Life Transitions: Geographical Perspectives. Area. 2011;43:378.
- El Refaie, E. & Hörschelmann, K. Young people's readings of a political cartoon and the concept of multimodal literacy. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 2010;31:195 — 207.
- Colls, R. & Hörschelmann, K. The geographies of children's and young people's bodies. Children's Geographies. 2009;7:1-6.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Stenning, A. Ethnographies of postsocialist change. Progress in Human Geography. 2008;32:339-361.
- Stenning, A. & Hörschelmann, K. History, geography and difference in the post-socialist world: or, do we still need post-socialism?. Antipode. 2008;40:312-335.
- Hörschelmann, K. Populating the landscapes of critical geopolitics – Young people’s responses to the War in Iraq (2003). Political Geography. 2008;27:587-609.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Schäfer, N. 'Berlin is not a foreign country, stupid!' - Growing up 'global' in Eastern Germany. Environment and Planning A. 2007;39:1855-1872.
- Hörschelmann, K. Defining the subject of speech - Constructions of authorship in post-unification German media discourse. Geoforum. 2007;38:456-468.
- Hörschelmann, K. Sprache ohne Macht? Anmerkungen zu Antje Schlottmann's RaumSprache'. ACME. 2006;4.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Schäfer, N. Performing the global through the local - Young people's practices of identity formation in former east Germany. Children's Geographies. 2005;3:219-242.
- Hörschelmann, K. & van Hoven, B. Experiencing displacement: the transformation of women's spaces in (former) East Germany. Antipode. 2003;35:742-760.
- Hörschelmann, K. History after the end: post-socialist difference in a (post)modern world. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2002;27:52-66.
- Hörschelmann, K. Media networks in transition: the politics of cultural production in post-unification Germany. Social & Cultural Geography. 2002;3:155-174.
- Hörschelmann, K. Audience interpretations of (former) east Germany's representation in the German media. European Urban and Regional Studies. 2001;8:189-202.
- Hörschelmann, K. Breaking ground - marginality and resistance in (post) unification Germany. Political Geography. 2001;20:981-1004.
- Hörschelmann, K. Watching the East: Constructions of 'otherness' in TV representations of East Germany. Applied Geography. 1998;17:385-396.
- Hörschelmann, K. & van Blerk, L. Children, Youth and the City. Routledge; 2011.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Burrell, K. Socialist and Post-Socialist Mobilities. Palgrave; 2013.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Colls, R. Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009.
- Harutyunyan, A., Hörschelmann, K. & Miles, M. Public Spheres after Socialism. London and New York.: Intellect Books; 2009.
- Van Hoven, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Spaces of Masculinities. Routledge; 2005.
- Hörschelmann, K. & ElRefaie, L. Youth citizenship beyond consensus - Examining the role of satire and humour for critical engagements in citizenship education. In: Buckingham, D., Bragg, S. & Keheli, M. Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media. Macmillan; 2013.
- Hörschelmann, K. & Schäfer, N. Performing the global through the local - Young people’s practices of identity formation in former east Germany. In: Coffey, A. & Hall, T. Researching Young People. Sage; 2011.
- Colls, R. & Hörschelmann, K. Introduction: contested bodies of childhood and youth. In: Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan; 2009:1-21.
- Hörschelmann, K. Routes through the city: changing youth identities and spatial practices in Leipzig. In: Harutyunyan, A., Hörschelmann, K. & Miles, M. Public Spheres after Socialism. Intellect Books; 2009.
- Hörschelmann, K. Politics, lifestyle and identity - the story of Sven, East Germany. In: Jeffrey, C. & Dyson, J. Telling Young Lives: Portraits in Political Geography. Philadelphia.: Temple University Press; 2008.
- Hörschelmann, K. Transitions to work and the making of neo-liberal selves growing up in (former) East Germany. In: Smith, A., Stenning, A. & Willis, K. Social Justice and Neoliberalism: Global Perspectives. Zed Books; 2008.
- Hörschelmann, K. Youth and the geopolitics of risk after 11th September 2001. In: Pain, R. & Smith, S.J. Fear: Critical Geopolitics and Everyday Life. Aldershot: Ashgate; 2008.
- Young, C. & Hörschelmann, K. Identities and cultural change. In: Herrschel, T. & Young, C. Geographies of Global 'Transition' from Socialism to Post-Socialism. London and New York: Routledge; 2006.
- Hörschelmann, K. Deviant masculinities: representations of neo-fascist youth in eastern Germany. In: van Hoven, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Spaces of Masculinities. London and New York: Routledge; 2005:138-152.
- van Hoven, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Introduction: from geographies of men to geographies of women and back again? In: van Houven, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Spaces of Masculinities. London and New York: Routeldge; 2005:1-16.
- Hörschelmann, K. The social consequences of transformation. In: Bradshaw, M. & Stenning, A. The transition economies of East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Pearson; 2004:219-256.
- Hörschelmann, K. Go East, Young Man. In: Stevenson, P. & Theobald, J. Dis-unification: Competing constructions of contemporary Germany. London: MacMillan Publishers; 2000.
- Bouzarovski, S., Petrova, S., Kitching, M., Baldwick, J., Hayman, B. & Hörschelmann, K. Fuel poverty among young adults in multiple occupancy housing: preliminary research findings and recommendations. 2012.
Available for media contact about:
- Citizenship, state and governance: Youth Politics
- Identity, ethnicity and culture: Post-Socialist Transformation and Cultural Identities
- Identity, ethnicity and culture: Youth Culture and Globalisation
- Social and ethical inequality: Energy vulnerability, social inequality and youth
- 2012: Third Sector Research Council (Placement Supervision, Andrea Armstrong), "Financial exclusion, energy vulnerability and youth transitions"
- 2011: Cheshire Lehman Fund, with Stefan Bouzarovski and Harriet Bulkeley, "Investigating energy use among young adults"
- 2011: Third Sector Research Council (Placement Supervision, Andrea Armstrong), "Energy poverty and youth transitions"
- 2010: Creative Partnerships, "Student voice: Empowering young people"
- 2010: Durham Energy Institute, with Stefan Bouzarovski and Harriet Bulkeley, "Understanding energy vulnerability, resilience and youth transitions"
- 2010: Durham Industrial Bridging Fellowship (Supervision, Robert Peach), "The role of social enterprise in promoting youth employment and wellbeing"
- 2010: Research Development Fund, with Rachel Colls and Bethan Evans "Embodied encounters: relating past, present and future bodies between generations"
- 2010: Wolfson Institute, with Rachel Colls and Bethan Evans, "Embodied encounters: relating past, present and future bodies between generations"
- 2005: British Academy, with Lisa ElRefaie, "Editorial cartoons and geopolitical awareness"
- 2002: ESRC, "Globalisation, cultural practice and youth identities in former east Germany"