Dr. Monika De Frantz is the 2010-2011 Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair
Dr. Monika De Frantz works on politics and space, focusing amongst others on contemporary urban cultures. Before being designated for the 2010-11 Marshall Plan Chair at the University of New Orleans, she held academic positions at the London School of Economics (UK), the University of Vienna (Austria), the Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany), and the European University Institute (EUI Florence, Italy).
She has a Ph.D. in political and social sciences from the EUI Florence, a postgraduate in International and European relations from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and an M.A. in politics and international development from the University of Vienna. She does research, teaching, and policy consulting in the areas of urban and local politics, regional development, European multi-level governance, cultural policies, minorities, borders, collective action and institutions. In addition to publications in renowned academic journals, her book 'Capital City Cultures' on Vienna and Berlin is forthcoming with Peter Lang. She is also publishing a monograph about theories of urban politics with Palgrave Macmillan.