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Leon Rosa Reichle

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 255 1551



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Personal profile

With a sociology and political science background from the Universities of Leipzig, Jena and Grenoble (Sciences Po), I am currently focussing on the study of housing relations in the context of urban restructuring in Eastern Germany. This serves as a prism for my broader interests in the social production of space, feminist theory and political economy, governance and the problem of structure and agency, and the implications of neoliberal austerity urbanism in everyday life.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)

Publications and outputs 

Reichle, L.R. (2020) Nachbarschaftliche Solidarität in der Krise? – Die Frage nach transformativem Potenzial von Nachbarschaftshilfe am Beispiel einer aktivistischen Fallstudie im Leipziger Osten. (English: Neighbourhood solidarity in crisis? - Questioning the transformative potential of neighbourhood mutual-aid through an activist case study in Leipzig's east) Corona Monitor. URL:

Fiedlschuster, M. and Reichle, L.R. (2020) Solidarity forever? Performing mutual aid in Leipzig, Germany. Interface: a journal for and about social movements. URL:

Reichle, L.R. (2020) Researching tenants’ relations in a state of emergency – relational polarization and its challenges for research.  [Online] Centre for Urban Research on Austerity. Available from:

Reichle, L.R. and Kuschinski, E. (2020) Why housing is a feminist issue, oder warum die Wohnungsfrage feministisch zu stellen ist.Feministische Georundmail, (81). URL:

Chew, A., Ilano, L., Lowe, A., Kadri, T., Reichle, L.R. (2020) Eviction Observatories. In: Methodologies for Housing Justice Resource Guide. Los Angeles, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro. URL:

Flam, H., Reichle, L.R. and Reimer, D. (forthcoming) Protokollanalyse im NSU-Prozess. Thematisierungskonflikte zur Rolle von Verfassungsschutz, Neonazinetzwerken, Rassismus und Antisemitismus im Prozess. (English: Protocol analysis in the NSU court case. Conflicts of agenda setting on the role of the secret service, Neo-Nazi networks, racism and antisemitism in court) In: German Legal Traditions on Trial.

Graziani, T. and Reichle, L. (forthcoming) Weaponizing Oakland’s Nuisance Ordinances. In: Counterpoints: Visualizing Bay Area Displacement and Resistance, 1970-2017. San Francisco.

Reichle, L. (2018) Deadly housing crisis enrages the people of Marseille. [Online] Centre for Urban Research on Austerity. Available from:


MA sociology (Jena)

BA social sciences & philosophy (Leipzig)

Membership of professional associations and societies

RC21 Research Committee 21 - Sociology for Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociology Associations

Unequal Cities Network

European Sociological Association

Housing Studies Association


PhD - Housing relationships: the disruption and emergence of tenants' relations in a restructuring city.

Conference attendance

September 2019, 6th Research Committee 21 and International Journal for Urban and Regional Research (RC21-IJURR) Doctoral School in Comparative Urban Studies, Delhi, India 

August 2019, Methodologies for Housing Justice Summer Institute, Unequal Cities Network, Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA 

June 2019, CURA Urban Methodologies Summer School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

June 2019, Historical Materialism Barcelona: Housing relations: the disruption and emergence of tenants' relationships in the process of displacement

April 2019, Housing Studies Association Conference Sheffield: Emerging Relationships and the Struggle for Agency in a Changing City

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