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Hanna A Ruszczyk

Research Associate, Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Department of Geography, Durham University

Hanna A Ruszczyk is an urban geographer at Durham University’s Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and the Department of Geography. Dr Ruszczyk investigates how the world’s invisible majority live their lives in academically overlooked small, regional cities of the global South. She is particularly interested in how gendered aspects of cities manifest themselves in creating and perpetuating risk. Before academia, Dr. Ruszczyk worked for two United Nations agencies, the International Labour Office and the United Nations Development Programme. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Area, Disasters, Environment & Urbanization and Urban Geography. Dr Ruszczyk's forthcoming edited volume titled 'Overlooked Cities' with Routledge is expected later this year. Her 2019 co-edited digital magazine, Labouring Urban Infrastructure, is a collaborative creative experiment in thinking about feminism, the urban, infrastructure and invisibility. Dr Ruszczyk’s website, gives an overview of her work.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University, Dept of Geography and Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience


  • 2017 
    Durham University, Doctorate of Philosophy