Liselore Esther Durousset
Research Associate | Contemporary History and Archive

Liselore Durousset joined the IRS in February 2022 as a research associate in the lead project “Social Spatial Transformations in Berlin-Brandenburg 1980-2000” of the research focus “Contemporary History and Archive”. As part of this project, she writes her PhD thesis about spatial developments of commerce and industry in this region.

She first studied social sciences and humanities in Lyon (France), then sociology and history at the University of Münster, where she graduated. During her studies, she attended an Erasmus exchange semester at Vilnius University (Lithuania), worked as student assistant for different chairs of the University of Münster and for the professorship for “Sociological Theories” at the FernUniversität in Hagen.

Being particularly interested in the contemporary and social history of European cities, Liselore Durousset examined in her master’s thesis different factors explaining the socio-spatial segregation in Eisenhüttenstadt, the first socialist model town of the GDR in the 1980s. Prior to joining the IRS, she received a research scholarship from the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam for the preparation of a Ph.D. thesis.


Ongoing Lead Projects

The lead project "Social-Spatial Transformations in Berlin-Brandenburg 1980 - 2000" deals with the world-historical disruption of 1989/90 in its political-social causes and consequences in Berlin-Brandenburg. more info