As of 1st June of 2022, Professor Michael Janoschka has been named Professor of Regional Science; in this capacity he is also Head of the Institute for Regional Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His recent research focuses on (i) a critical analysis of the transformation of housing markets, in particular under the conceptual umbrella of financialization and sustainability; (ii) social and economic processes in cities that lead to the displacement of vulnerable households; (iii) conflicts over the use and appropriation of (urban) spaces; (iv) new practices of urban and regional governance, generated particularly by local citizen initiatives; (v) innovative participatory, visual and audio-visual methods for urban and regional research. For more than 20 years, Michael Janoschka has been researching mainly in Southern Europe and Latin America, and more recently also in German cities (especially Leipzig). Professor Janoschka graduated from the Humboldt University in Berlin and received his doctorate from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Other teaching and research stations in his career include Weimar, Leipzig, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Quito, Athens and Leeds.