Gregg Culver, Ph.D.
Gregg Culver is currently representing the professorship for Economic Geography at the University Würzburg. From 2014-2018 he worked as a research associate in the Geography of North America and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies, specializing in urban geography. His thematic research focus is the spaces and politics of urban mobility, and his regional research focus is the United States, particularly the United States rust belt.
His current Habilitation research project
Mobility and the Making of the Creative City: Neoliberal Urban Restructuring and its Impacts on Mobility, Space and Social (In)Justice is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He joined Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard’s work group in 2014, where he has worked as postdoctoral research associate, and served alongside Dr. Editha Marquardt as Interim Professor for Human Geography of North American for Prof. Ulrike Gerhard in the Winter Semester of 2016-2017.
He received his PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August 2014 and his MSc in Metropolitan Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. He completed his BA in Geography and German with a Certificate in International Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed a year abroad studying Cultural Sciences at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), and a semester abroad studying Foreign Language Instruction at Malmö University, Sweden.
- Culver, G. (Forthcoming). Death and the Car: On (Auto)Mobility, Violence, and Injustice. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies.
- Culver, G. (2018). Bike helmets – a dangerous fixation? On the bike helmet’s place in the cycling safety discourse in the United States, Applied Mobilities , DOI: 10.1080/23800127.2018.1432088
- Culver, G. (2017). Light Rail Renaissance: Die Neuerfindung der Straßenbahn im Nordosten der USA. Geographische Rundschau, November, Heft 11: 24-29.
- Culver, G. (2017). Mobilität und die amerikanische Stadt. In U. Gerhard and W. Gamerith (Eds.). Kulturgeograhie der USA: Eine Nation begreifen, pp. 177-186. Springer-Spektrum Verlag: Heidelberg and Berlin.
- Culver, G. (2017). Mobility and the Making of the Neoliberal
Creative City: The Streetcar as a Creative City Project? Journal of Transport Geography, 58: 22-30.
- Culver, G. (2016). End of the Line: the spatial framing of high-speed rail in Wisconsin. Journal of Transport Geography, 51: 70-76.
- Culver, G. (2016). Moving forward or taking a stand?: Discourses surrounding the politics of Wisconsin High-Speed Rail. Mobilities, 11(5): 703-722.
- Culver, G. (2015): A bridge too far: Traffic engineering science and the politics of rebuilding Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge. In: Cidell, J. & Prytherch, D. (Hg.): Transport, Mobility, and the Production of Urban Space. New York: Routledge, pp. 81-99.
- Culver, G. (2015): Multimodale Verkehrssysteme und automobile Abhängigkeit – das Beispiel Wisconsin, USA. In: Geographische Rundschau, Mai, Heft 5: 55-57.
- Culver, G. (2015): Einsichten in die neuere Verkehrspolitik Wisconsins, USA. In: HGG-Journal. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Geographische Gesellschaft.
- Culver, G. (2014): Recommitting to the Car? The Politics of Multimodal Transportation in Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UWM Digital Commons, Thesis and Dissertations, Paper 558.
- Culver, G. (2010):
Rust Belt Biketivism: The Role of Social Movement Organizations in the Development of Bicycle Transportation in Cleveland and PittsburghFreie Universität Berlin, Masterarbeit. [Unpublished]
- Culver, G. (2009): Victory of the Bicycle [Short Story]. Urban Velo, 16: November, pp. 82-83.