Ghent 2018

The 9th meeting of the Summer Institute was hosted by the Department of Geography at Ghent University, Belgium, July 8-13, 2018.

The Ghent meeting was organized by Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, Jamie Peck, and Christian Berndt.

This event was generously supported by:

Universiteit Gent

Economic Geography/Clark University

Environment & Planning A: Economy and space

Featured speakers

Jennifer ClarkJennifer Clark
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy; Director, Center for Urban Innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Andrés Rodríguez-PoseAndrés Rodríguez-Pose
Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK


Michael SamersMichael Samers
Professor of Economic and Urban Geography, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, USA


Kendra StraussKendra Strauss
Associate Professor and Director, Labour Studies Program; Associate Member, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Erik SwyngedouwErik Swyngedouw
Professor of Geography, School of Education, Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK



  • Ilias Alami, University of Manchester, UK
  • Dimitar Anguelov, UCLA, USA
  • Daniel Banoub, Memorial University, Canada
  • Christin Bernhold University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Gareth Bryant, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Wanjing (Kelly) Chen, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Carina Lucila Davies, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
  • Agung Mahesa Himawan Dorodjatoen, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Ilia Farahani, Lund University, Sweden
  • Huiwen Gong, Kiel University, Germany
  • Xiao Han, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Wenjing Jiang, Clark University, USA
  • Sabina Lawreniuk, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
  • Regina Lenz, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Chad Boda, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden
  • Sergio Montero, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Diana Carolina Morales-Arcila, Newcastle University, UK
  • Donald Planey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Carolyn Prouse, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Emily Reid-Musson, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Steven Rolf, University of Bristol, UK
  • Laura Sariego-Kluge, Newcastle University, UK
  • Elizabeth Sibilia, City University of New York, USA
  • Dylan Simone, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Araby Smyth, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Marte Cecilie Solheim Wilhelmsen, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Tom Storme, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Renee Tapp, Clark University, USA
  • Tiago Teixeira, Syracuse University, USA
  • Jim Thatcher, University of Washington-Tacoma, USA
  • Michael Urban, University of Oxford, UK
  • Callum Ward, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Deborah Werner, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alexander Wong, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Yueming Zhang, University of Birmingham, UK