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Dr Maike Potschulat

Dr Maike Potschulat

Telephone: 0151 904 1416


I’m a lecturer in sociology teaching undergraduate modules in global sociology and qualitative research methods and methodologies. I have a range of research interests, predominantly in the fields of urban sociology and visual sociology. In my research, I study urban sense-making of different groups in cities, for instance university students, and how these are shaped by neoliberal urban politics and Higher Education policies. My most recent research critically explored the implications of ‘student experience talk’ amongst students for their urban practices. I am also interested in exploring the use of the visual in the study of urban life and the types of realities that visual methodologies are capturing. Besides that, I am also a qualitative researcher that has worked with and for a range of urban organisations in Germany and the UK and I’m keen on strengthening the collaborations between academia and practice.

I teach the following modules:
- 4103SOC Researching the Everyday
- 4105SOC Global Issues and Society
- 5102SOC Research in Action


Tilburg University, Netherlands, BA Liberal Arts and Science
University of Liverpool, UK, MSc Urban Regeneration and Management
University of Liverpool, UK, PhD in Urban Sociology


Journal article

Potschulat M, Moran M, Jones P. 2020. 'The student experience' and the remaking of contemporary studenthood: A critical intervention SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, DOI Author Url