UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Dr. Hanna Baumann

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Hanna Baumann’s work is concerned with questions of urban inclusion and participation expressed at the intersection of global and local scales. This includes displacement in the city, as well as urban contestations over infrastructural and memory projects. Her ongoing research project examines the role of public services in the exclusion and integration of refugees in Beirut and Berlin.

Hanna leads a graduate module on Urban Futures and lectures on the MSc Global Prosperity, the MSc Urban Studies, as well as the BA Geography. She supervises PhD and Master's dissertations on topics related to urban contestation, displacement, infrastructure, and heritage.

Hanna completed her PhD at the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, Cambridge in 2017, holds a Master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford (distinction), as well as undergraduate degrees in History of the Middle East and Art History from Barnard College (summa cum laude). Beyond academia, Hanna has worked on issues of human rights and urban development for non-governmental and UN agencies in the Middle East and South Asia.

For more information, including publications, visit Hanna's IRIS Profile and personal website.