Gregg Culver, Ph.D.
Gregg Culver has been a research associate in the workgroup Geography of North America since September 2014, where he is also associated with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. He served as Interim Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Würzburg in the Summer Semester of 2018, and as Interim Professor of the Geography of North America (alongside Dr. Editha Marquardt) in the Winter Semester of 2016.
His research interests lie predominantly in urban geography and mobilities geography. His primary research focus is the spaces and politics of urban mobility. Other interests are geopolitics, critical theory and social (in)justice. His regional research focus is the United States, particularly the cities of 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 received his PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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.
- Lecture: Mobilities
- Culver, G. (In Press). Automobilites. In: Kobayashi, Audrey (Ed.), “International Encyclopedia of Human Geography,” 2nd Ed. Elsevier Science.
- Culver, G. (2018). Death and the Car: On (Auto)Mobility, Violence, and Injustice. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 17(1), 144-70.
- 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.