Dr Maike Potschulat

Humanities and Social Science

Maike Pötschulat is a lecturer in sociology and has a range of research interests, predominantly in the fields of urban studies and visual sociology. She is particularly interested in exploring urban sense-making of different groups of people and understanding the social meanings of the built urban environment. For instance, she has studied university student populations and how their relationship to the city is shaped by neoliberal urban politics and Higher Education policies. In her most recent publication, she explored how 'iconic architecture' can be come a site of meaningful everyday practices for local populations in Liverpool. Maike is also interested in the potential of the 'visual' to generate meaningful sociological insights and the types of (urban) realities that visual methodologies are capturing. Besides her academic work, Maike has worked with and for a range of urban organisations in Germany and the UK and is interested in collaborations with people and organisations outside of academia.

Maike currently teaches on these modules:
- 4108SOC Cultural Sociology
- 5102SOC Research in Action
- 5115SOC Cities

Maike has also taught on:
- 4100SOC Sociological Imaginations
- 4103SOC Researching the Everyday
- 4105SOC Global Issues and Society
- 5106SOC Society and Environment in Conflict
- 6112SOC/6113SOC Sociology Work Placement

Journal article

Pötschulat M. 2022. Putting the ‘I’ in Icon: An Autophotographic Study Of Iconicity Area, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Pötschulat M, Moran M, Jones P. 2020. ‘The student experience’ and the remaking of contemporary studenthood: A critical intervention The Sociological Review, 69 :3-20 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

Potschulat M. 2020. Visual Sociology and Urban Icons DOI Publisher Url


Waite M, Sigafoos J, Organ J, Crawford B, Eaton A, Potschulat M, Sharma P, Whiteford M. 2018. The Impact of LASPO on Routes to Justice Author Url Publisher Url Public Url