Ermann, Ulrich, Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.
Since 2012, I have been a professor of human geography at the University of Graz. My teaching focuses on basics, theories and methods in human geography more broadly, as well as specifically on economic geography, geographies of food and consumption, regional development, political geography and geographies of development and globalization.
My research on markets and the economy lies at the intersection of cultural geography and economic geography. Through commodities, brands, and everyday consumption practices, I explore how markets and spaces between worlds of production and consumption are produced and transformed. To this end, I am currently working specifically in the field of agro-food studies and geographic food studies, as well as on sharing economies. In addition, I am interested in questions of integrative research that explore the dichotomies of society and environment, or nature and technology. My work is based on fundamental questions about the materiality of the economic and more-than-human geographies, theoretically grounded in science and technology studies and actor-network theory, in which boundary shifts between the human and the non-human are 'remeasured'. My regional research focus is mainly on Central and Southeast Europe.