Research Coordinator within the integrative research and teaching priority ›Transformation of Metropolitan Spaces‹

PD Dr. Pascal Goeke studied Geography at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Nottingham and Eichstätt. He obtained his PhD from the University of Osnabrück and habilitated at the University of Zurich. His research program is about the relation of society and space and chances of transformation. Within that frame he has studied transnational biographies from the republics of former Yugoslavia, reflected upon the relation of sociological systems theory and the discipline geography, worked about sociotechnical conditions in the Anthropocene and focused on philanthropic foundations and how they foster and shape the common good.



  • April 2018 until March 2019, leave of absence, guestprofessor at the FU Berlin
  • Research Coordinator, Integrative Research and Teaching Priority ›Transformation of Metroplitan Spaces‹, Department of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum, since 11/2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), since 05/2016
  • Privatdozent, University of Zurich, Venia Legendi Geography, since 02/2016
  • Managing Director, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW), University of Bonn 05/2015-05/2015
  • Freelancer 06/2014-04/2015
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Geographischen Institut der Universität Zürich, 03/2010-05/2014
  • WISAG-Dissertationspreis, 2008
  • Akademischer Rat am Institut für Humangeographie, Goethe-Universität, 09/2007-02/2010
  • Promotion zum Doktor phil., Universität Osnabrück, 2006
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeographie, Goethe-Universität, 10/2004-08/2007
  • Gastwissenschaftler am Institut za Migracije i Narodnosti (IMIN) in Zagreb (Kroatien), 03/2004-04/2004
  • DFG-Graduiertenkolleg ›Migration im modernen Europa‹; Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS), Universität Osnabrück, 03/2002-10/2004
  • Studium der Geographie sowie Kommunikationswissenschaft, BWL/VWL und Soziologie an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt und an der University of Nottingham (UK), 1995-2002
  • Zivildienst, 1996
  • Abitur, Gymnasium Oberursel, 1995

PD Dr. Pascal Goeke



Department of Geography
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
IA 5-159
Phone: +49 234 32-23401
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