(1) gentrification dynamics in Berlin,
(2) anti-gentrification-protest and campaigns, and
(3) political instruments and strategies to protect tenants from displacement.
Dr. Andrej Holm (born 1970) successly completed his Diplom degree in social sciences at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 1997. He was awarded his doctorate at the same insitution in 2005, having worked on the topic “Restructuring Space and Societal Power in an Urban Renewal Area.”
From 1998 to 2001 he worked as a research assistant on the German Research Foundation project “Urban Renewal in East Berlin.” From 2001 to 2003 he recieved a doctoral scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. From 2003 to 2005 he was employed as an independent social scientist and took on teaching positions at a variety of institutions. In the years 2005/6, as a research assistant he coordinated the URBACT research project “The European Urban Experience.” In 2008/09 Andrej worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Human Geography of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and coordinated the research program “New Orders of the Urban in the Age of Neoliberalism.” From 2009 to 2011 he took a temporary position in the Urban Research Department at Oldenburg University due to the temporary leave of absence of Dr. Norbert Gestring. Andrej returned to the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in April 2011.