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Mariya Petrova
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstraße 9
04328 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 600 55-184

Mariya Petrova


Research group: Mobilities und Migration
Department: Regional Geography of Europe

Short CV


At the IfL since January 2021

2018–2020: Research associate in the project “A Global History of Technology, 1850–2000”, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

2017–2019: Project Manager „JUGENDMEDIEN interkultuturell“, Jugendpresse e.V. Bundesverband Junger Medienmachender (German federal Youth Press association)

2014–2017: M.A. Central Asian Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

2007–2013: B.A. in Media and Communication, History of Art, Social anthropology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Research interests


Urban infrastructures in soviet- and postsoviet region, Soviet- and postsoviet city planning especially in Central Asia, public transportation, governance and decision making, anthropology of governance, urban activism



Journal articles

Coppenrath, Florian / Heller, Lena / Klausmann, Kyara / Kucherova, Elizaveta / Mamadshoeva, Davlatbegim / Petrova, Mariya / Reichhardt, Björn (2018)

To transfer, but not to serve? Central Asian studies inside out : a workshop report

In: Asien : the German journal of contemporary Asia, 148 (2018), Seite 78-90


Monographs and edited volumes

Petrova, Mariya (2021)

Nah am Boden : privater Hausbau zwischen Wohnungsnot und Landkonflikt im Samarkand der 1950er- und 60er-Jahre

Berlin, De Gruyter. XII, 109 Seiten