Mirek Dymitrow

About Mirek Dymitrow

Academic degrees
o PhD in Human Geography, University of Gothenburg
o Master of Science with a major in Geography, University of Gothenburg
o Bachelor of Science with a major in Geography, University of Gothenburg

Primary research areas
My research covers critical, historical, political, social, and cultural geography, at the intersection of STS, social psychology and philosophy of science. My expertise is in conceptualization and application of 'rural-urban thinking’, and its material effects in various European contexts. Current research interests include: spatial conflicts from a socio-cultural perspective, the problematic of knowledge production, as well as the dynamics of social deprivation and unsustainable behaviors.

Lund University - Department of Human Geography

Associated scholar
Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (2019–21)
Nicolaus Copernicus University – Faculty of Earth Sciences (2020–22)
Chalmers University of Technology - Mistra Urban Futures (2017–19)

Research groups
Landscape and Planning
Cities, Environment, Landscape (CEL)
Mistra Urban Futures

Research projects
Modern outposts of unsustainability
Sociology and psychology of science
Research Forum Urban Rural Gothenburg
SKILLs – Sweden–Kenya Interactive Learning Labs
Food Value Chain
Exploring the role of Gender within Labour Market Integration through North–South Collaboration

Managing editor
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series (2015–19)

o International Association for Landscape Ecology
o The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography

International co-operation
o University of Surrey
o University of Hull
o Nicolaus Copernicus University
o University of Silesia
o University of Wrocław
o Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences
o University American College Skopje
o Swansea University
o Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Read more: Mirek Dymitrow on ResearchGate

Research areas

  • Human geography
  • Critical geography
  • Cultural geography
  • Historical geography
  • STS (Science, Technology and Society)

Teaching areas

  • Human geography
  • Rural/urban theory
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Spatial planning
  • Qualitative method
  • Philosophy of science
  • Sociology of science

Selected publications

Anatomy of a 21st-century sustainability project: The untold stories
Mirek Dymitrow, Karin Ingelhag
Chalmers University of Technology

Meaningful yet useless? Factors behind the retention of questionable concepts in human geography
Mirek Dymitrow, Rene Brauer
Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography

The impact of tourism research
Rene Brauer, Mirek Dymitrow, John Tribe
Annals of Tourism Research

Deprivation and the rural-urban trap
Mirek Dymitrow, Jadwiga Biegańska, Elżbieta Grzelak-Kostulska
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie

Rural/urban: Laying bare the controversy
Mirek Dymitrow
Geographia Polonica

Degraded towns in Poland as cultural heritage
Mirek Dymitrow
International Journal of Heritage Studies