Anke Schwarz studied Urban Planning in Hamburg and Vienna, and obtained a PhD in Human Geography from University of Hamburg. Research stays in Mexico City, Naples, and Santiago de Chile. Anke specializes in political geography, theories of territorialization, international urbanization, future geographies, and geographies of Speculative and Science Fiction.

Currently, she holds the position of interim associate professor of Human Geography at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Geography. Anke is a founding member of the Terra R network (DFG-Netzwerk Territorializations of the Radical Right), member of the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA), and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG).