Dr Karin Wiest

Senior Researcher

Dr. Karin Wiest
© IfL / Franziska Frenzel


At the IfL since 1992

1985–1991: Studies in geography and spatial planning at the Technical University of Munich (graduated with a degree in geography)

Research interests

Comparative urban studies, migration studies, housing market studies, social and cultural geography
Regions: Germany, former eastern states of Germany, EU countries


Locally stranded, globally embedded
The everyday experiences of young refugees and asylumseekers in public spaces (EYERASPS)

Completed projects

SEMIGRA - The research Project was intended to provide insights into the reasons for and effects of the one-sided out-migration of women from rural regions in Europe, aiming to improve concepts for spatial and regional development taking age- and gender-specific aspects into account.
Residential decision-making in polycentric city regions
Between gentrification and decay
Social change and the development of neighborhoods
Visualising urban dynamics
Potentials of immigration for a sustainable regional development in Saxony-Anhalt


Automatically generated list:
Wiest, Karin
Szirmai, V. (ed.): “Artificial Towns” in the 21st Century: Social Polarisation in the New Town Regions of East-Central Europe. -
In: Hungarian geographical bulletin / 66 (2017) 2, Seite 179-182
Bode, Volker / Wiest, Karin
Selbstgenutztes Wohneigentum: regionale Unterschiede in Deutschland und Europa. -
In: Nationalatlas aktuell / 11 (13.11.2017) 9
Wiest, Karin / Baldin, Marie-Luise / Hildebrandt, Sophia / Montanari, Giulia
Genossenschaftliche Prinzipien und genossenschaftliche Alltagspraxis : der gemeinschaftliche Wohnungssektor in Leipzig. -
In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung / 75 (2017) 2, Seite 143-156
Wiest, Karin
Introduction: Women and migration in rural Europe - explanations and implications. -
In: Women and migration in rural Europe: labour markets, representations and policies. - Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, Seite 1-22
Leibert, Tim / Wiest, Karin
(22 January 2016)
The interplay of gender and migration in Europe's remote and economically weak rural regions : introduction to a special issue. -
In: Journal of rural studies, 43 (2016-00-00), Seite 261-266
Wiest, Karin (Herausgeber/-in)
Women and migration in rural Europe : labour markets, representations and policies. -
Basingstoke, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan. xvi, 257 Seiten
Leibert, Tim / Montanari, Giulia / Wiest, Karin
Rural peripheralization - urban polarization? : The significance of gendered mobility in Central Germany. -
In: Understanding geographies of polarization and peripheralization: perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. - Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 115 - 134
Wiest, Karin
Migration and everyday discourses : peripheralisation in rural Saxony-Anhalt from a gender perspective. -
In: Journal of rural studies, 2015
Wiest, Karin / Schmidt, Gabriele
Gemeinsam statt einsam - Wohnprojekte in Leipzig : ein Gespräch mit Karin Wiest über Kollektivhäuser, Wohngenossenschaften und den Wunsch nach mehr Nachbarschaft in der Stadt. -
In: Nachrichten der ARL / Stadt der Zukunft: Trends und Perspektiven, S. 20 - 22
Montanari, Giulia / Wiest, Karin
Kommunale und genossenschaftliche Wohnungsbestände in Deutschland. -
In: Nationalatlas aktuell / 8 (26.03.2014) 3
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Dr Karin Wiest
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-251

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