Sven Daniel Wolfe
Junior lecturer
At IGD until 2022

Sven Daniel Wolfe

Sven Daniel Wolfe is an urban and political geographer at the Department of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne. He is part of Prof. Dr. Martin Müller's research team M3 (Materialities | Multiplicities | Metropolis).

He is interested in mega-events, urban development, and the cultures of protest and resistance. He is currently occupied by three avenues:

  • investigating geographies of protest and resistance to the urban development projects in the run-up to the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in Paris and Los Angeles, with a particular focus on digital ethnographies
  • exploring the urban geopolitics of eastern Ukraine, specifically in reference to the ongoing conflict with Russia
  • managing a database of mega-event impacts for every Olympics, World Cup, and Expo from 1960-2018.

His doctoral thesis investigated diverse expressions of neoliberalization and domestically-targeted soft power in the articulation of the 2018 Men's Football World Cup in two peripheral cities in Russia. It is available online open-access here.

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