Wladimir Sgibnev

Senior researcher

At the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography since November 2012

2011–2012: Visiting lecturer at the Central Asian Seminar

2009–2012: Doctoral studies at the Central Asian Seminar of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Humboldt University of Berlin

2008–2009: Head of advanced training in transborder construction management for Vinci Construction’s international subsidiaries

2002–2007: Studies in comparative political science and European studies in Nancy and Paris

Research interests

Production of space, peripheral urban regions, mobility, qualitative research methods.
Regions: Central and Eastern Europe, post-Soviet region, Central Asia in particular

See Research projects and Publications here.


Dr Lela Rekhviashvili


At the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography  since January 2016

2010–2015: PHD candidate at Doctoral school of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, Political Economy track, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

2013–2014: PhD Fellow at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany

2012–2013: Research Fellow at Center for Social Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia

2009–2010: MA studies in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

2007–2009: MA studies in Transition in South Caucasus at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Tbilisi State University, Center for Social Sciences

Research interests

Political economy of development, post-socialist transition, institutional change and continuity, informal economic practices and informal institutions, urban development, politics of public space, social movements, migration and internal displacement

See Research projects and Publications here.

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Henri Schauer

Student assistant

At the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography since Mai 2017

since 10/2016: BA studies in Geography, Leipzig University