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Felix Guntermann

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Geographisches Institut

Universität Bonn
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53115 Bonn

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Academic Profile

Current Research



Curriculum Vitae

Academic Profile

• Development geography, geographies of globalization
• Urban geography and social disparities
• Mobility and Aviation research
• Regional focus: East Africa

 Current Research 

Against the background of the discourse on globalization and fragmentation, my PhD concentrates on the topic of aviation and development. For the African continent Addis Ababa International Airport is an emerging gateway. The airport may be presented as a hub channeling various lines of movements, practices and subjects, and permanently translating them into new processes of development on multiple spatial and temporal scales. Based on empirical research, the study provides insights into the function of the airport stimulating growth and providing connectivity, but also discusses the airport as a site producing inequalities and creating boundaries. These ambivalent impacts in Ethiopia are analyzed in global terms, in the African context, and from a local perspective.

Teaching (Selection)

Humangeographie Vertiefungsseminar (Modul B5b): Introduction to Geographies of Globalization – using the example of 'Airports' (2017, 2018)
Humangeographie Eintagesexkursion (Modul B0): Field trip Bonn-Bad Godesberg (2017)
Humangeographie Aufbauseminar (Modul B4): Introduction to Human Geography (2016, 2017)


Guntermann, F., Monheim, H., Wiegandt, C.-C. u. S. Wörmer (2014): Betriebliches Mobilitätsmanagement – Eine Chance für die Bonner Verkehrsentwicklung. In: Standort – Zeitschrift für Angewandte Geographie, 38 (1), S. 31-39.

Dirksmeier, P., Guntermann, F. u. C.-C. Wiegandt (2013): Schleichende Polarisierung – Sozialräumliche Entwicklungen in Bonn-Bad Godesberg nach dem Regierungsumzug. In: disP – The Planning Review 49 (2), S. 39-50.


Curriculum Vitae

·         2016/02 – 2016/05; 2015/06 – 2015/09: Visiting Researcher, Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

·         Since 2013/10: Research Associate, University of Bonn (Germany), Department of Geography, Development Geography Research

·         2011/11 – 2013/07: Research Associate, University of Bonn (Germany), Department of Geography, Urban and Regional Geography Research

·         2012/06 – 2013/06: Research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): Companies addressing Mobility Management

·         2010/03 – 2011/11: Student Assistant at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn

·         2009/08 – 2009/11: Internship with ASA-Programme / Young Leaders for Sustainability: „Potential of Bioenergy for Poverty Alleviation“ KAKUTE Ltd. (The Company for Technology Dissemination and Training), Arusha (Tanzania)

·         2004 - 2011: Diploma in Geography, Urban Planning and Political Science at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany) and Université de Lille 1 (France); Internships at BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) Berlin and InWEnt Capacity Building International [merged with the GIZ] Bonn. Diploma Thesis: „Social and Spatial Polarization – Recent Urban Changes in Bonn-Bad Godesberg“, awarded by the University Society and the Lord Mayor of the city of Bonn

·         Languages: German, English, French; Swahili & Amharic (Basic)

·         Memberships: Deutscher Verband für Angewandte Geographie (DVAG), German Aviation Research Society (GARS)