Maren Larsen

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Maren Larsen is a Lecturer and Post-Doc in Urban Studies at the University of Basel. Prior to joining the faculty, Maren was writing her doctoral dissertation at Urban Studies and Social Anthropology titled, «Worlding Home: Peacekeepers, Camp Space, and Urbanity in Goma, DRC.» Before moving to Basel she worked as a Research Associate for the Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD) in Cambridge, MA, where she maintains a Research Affiliate status. She has held consultant positions with the OECD and the UNESCO-based International Association of Universities. She has written policy and research reports for the World Bank, UN-Habitat, IOM, and the International Institute for Environment and Development.

She holds a B.A. with honors in the liberal arts from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with majors in International Studies and Political Science and a certificate in African Studies. She graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris in 2013 with an M.Sc. from the “Governing the Large Metropolis” program.