Monika Streule, born 1977 in Zurich, studied cultural anthropology, sociology and international relations at the University of Zurich. She lived and worked in Mexico-City (2005/06) for research on an ongoing project of restructuring the mexican historic center and the social impacts of such global processes of urban transformation. Concepts such as space, power and identity are crucial in her research.
Currently, she is working with Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid as a research and teaching assistant on the Urban Systems and Urban Models (USUM) project on an Atlas of Global Urbanization. Monika is a member of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA).
Particularly she is interested in urban anthropology, urban social movements, qualitativ social research, and an acteur centered approach. She works on questions about the constitution of urban spaces and everyday practices of appropriation of public spaces.