Anke Schwarz studied Urban Planning in Hamburg and Vienna, and holds a PhD in Urban Geography from University of Hamburg. Research stays in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and Campinas/Brazil. Anke specializes in processes of de- and reterritorialization, international urbanization, urban infrastructures, and everyday practices. She develops novel methodological approaches and empirically grounded theoretical concepts on processes of urban transformation.

Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Human Geography at Technische Universität Dresden‘s Institute of Geography. Anke is a member of Research Committee 21 on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association (RC21) and the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA), and elected committee member of the RGS-IBG‘s Urban Geography Research Group.