Mareike Ahrens

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After having completed a BA in North American Studies, Mareike Ahrens is currently enrolled in the master’s program for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin’s John F. Kennedy Institute. Within the interdisciplinary framework of the program, she is focusing on political science and sociology. Her recent (course) work has concentrated on different topics in urban studies, such as neoliberal urbanization, gentrification, place marketing, and urban gardening. Following her MA, she plans to pursue a PhD in the field of urban studies.