Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Sociology

M.A. Daniela Krüger

M.A. Daniela Krüger
daniela.krueger (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie
Visiting address
Ziegelstraße 13c , Room 316
Phone number
+49 (0) 30 2093 - 66586
Mailing address

Daniela Krüger is a Ph.D. research fellow at the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt-University of Berlin. She is conducting research in the Collaborative Research Project 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”, subdivision C04 “The World Down My Street: Resources and Networks Used by City Dwellers" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Talja Blokland. Her dissertation is funded by a doctoral scholarship from Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The current working title of her dissertation project is:

"Navigating Care between Clinic and Street. Urban Institutions' Entanglement with Bodies, Space and Marginalization"


Research Interests


  • urban inequalities
  • local welfare institutions
  • practices of care and translocal resource mobilizations


Curriculum Vitae


  • Since 03/2018 Doctoral Research Fellow SFB 1265 „Re-Figuration of Spaces“, Subdivision C04 "The World Down My Street. Resources and Networks Used by City Dwellers" at the Department of Social Sciences, Urban Sociology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • Since 2018: Doctoral scholarship granted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation

  • 2014-2017: Research fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2013-2014: Research Fellow at the Chair of Organizational and Administrative Sociology, University of Potsdam

  • 2010-2013: M.A. Social Sciences at Humboldt-University of Berlin

  • 2011: Studies at the City University of New York

  • 2010-2011: Student Assistant at the Berlin Social Research Center

  • 2008-2010: Student Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  • 2006-2010: B.A. Social Sciences at Humboldt-University of Berlin

  • 2008-2009: Studies at the Università di Bologna





  • Blokland, Talja, Krüger, Daniela, Vief, Robert, Schultze, Henrik (2021; forthcoming): Where we turn to. Rethinking networks, urban space and research methods. In: Angela Million, Christian Haid, Ignacio Castillo Ulloa and Nina Baur (Eds.), Spatial Transformations. Routledge.

  • Krüger, Daniela (2020): Review: Seim, Josh 2020. Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. IJURR, 44: 942-943.

  • Krüger, Daniela, Martin Voss und Kristina Seidelsohn (2017): "Fragmentierte Sicherheit: Zur Produktion und Reproduktion von (Un)Sicherheitsräumen in Städten." Soziale Probleme. 28 (2), S. 285–299.

  • Krüger, Daniela (2016): Ausgrenzung unter Einbezug? Reproduktion sozialer Positionen im Prozess der Stadterneuerung. In: Stadterneuerung und Armut Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung 2016. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. S. 65-82.

  • Krüger, Daniela (2016): The Square as Sanctuary. Hiding from Exclusions in Public Space. In: Blokland, Talja/ Giustozzi, Carlotta/ Krüger, Daniela/ Schilling, Hannah (Hg.): Creating the Unequal City. The Exclusionary Consequences of Everyday Routines in Berlin: Ashgate.



Blog posts


  • Blokland, Talja; Vief, Robert; Krüger, Daniela (2020) Leaving the house to talk in private. How COVID19 restrictions affected how and where we find someone to talk to. Last accessed: January 5th, 2021.

  • Blokland, Talja; Krüger, Daniela; Vief, Robert (2020) Just Because We Have to Do It, It Doesn’t Mean It Is Right. Why #Stayathome Should Not Become a Moral Imperative and Social Isolation not a Habituation. Last accessed: January 5th, 2021.



Conference lectures (selection)


  • “Breaking up the Ground: Fluidity and Boundedness in Social Networks of Support”, September 2019, Neu-Delhi: Research Committee 21 of the International Sociological Association (RC21) – mit Robert Vief, Henrik Schultze & Talja Blokland

  • “Profits of Trans/locality? Spatial Segregation and Practices of Organizing Resources in Times of Translocal Mobility and Communication”, August 2019, Manchester: European Sociological Association (ESA) – mit Robert Vief, Henrik Schultze & Talja Blokland

  • “Trans/local: Spatial Variability within Ego-Centered Social Support Networks”, Juli 2019, Zagreb: European Survey Research Association (ESRA) – mit Robert Vief & Henrik Schultze 

  • “Taking Urbanity Beyond Place: Thoughts on Translocal Networks, Space, and Research Methods”, Februar 2019, Berlin: Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation (First International Conference of the SFB 1265) – mit Henrik Schultze, Robert Vief & Talja Blokland



Conference session


  • “Urban practices and urban institutions: thoughts on segregation and the spatiality of everyday resource organization, social networks and social capital” Bologna, 27th-29th of January 2021 (Online conference): European Sociological Association Research Network 37 (Urban Sociology), mit Talja Blokland & Robert Vief, Henrik Schultze



Conference articles


  • Krüger, Daniela & Martin Voss (2016): Bodies of Vulnerabilities - Using the Intersectionality Lens in Disaster Research; Conference Paper präsentiert auf dem ISA Forum of Sociology in Wien, 07/2016. RC39: Sociology of Disasters, Session 459: Gender and Disasters.