Funding period: 1 March 2016 – 28 February 2021
Type of funding: Senior Research Fellowship
Ross joined Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow from the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Germany. His research has focused on the urban politics of environment, climate and infrastructure. More specifically, recent work has addressed debates on: the depoliticisation ‘crisis’ of urban politics; the democratic potential of reorganising public goods in German cities; ‘right to the city’ debates and urban infrastructural politics; globalisation, privatisation and urban development in Berlin (since the 1990s); and urban sustainability and climate politics in Europe. His current work also explores more broadly the notion of a decline in democratic (urban) politics, with plans to conduct comparative research on European cities. Other current interests include climate politics and justice in de-industrialising cities and concepts and practices of the ‘public’ in urban contexts.