Sebastian Lentz

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Sebastian Lentz (* 1957 in Trier ) is a German geographer and professor at the University of Leipzig .


Sebastian Lentz studied geology, geography, German language and literature and education at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim from 1976 to 1984 and received his doctorate in 1988 on the subject of "Agriculturalography of the southern Grisons Val Müstair and Val Poschiavo". From 1995 to 1999 Sebastian Lentz taught as a visiting professor at the Lomonossow University in Moscow .

In 1999 he completed his habilitation on the subject of "Housing segregation in post-socialist Moscow - transformation phenomenon or Soviet legacy?" Lentz has been the professor for anthropogeography at the University of Erfurt since 2001 and was appointed full professor there in 2002.

Within social geography, he has specialized in Europe, Eastern Europe, the area of ​​the former Soviet Union and Central Asia.

Since April 1, 2003 he has been Professor of Regional Geography of Europe at the University of Leipzig and at the same time director and chairman of the Leipzig- based Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography . In 2004 he was accepted as a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences .


  • Brade, Isolde / Lentz, Sebastian (2006): Vladivostok - from the ruler of the east to the gate of the east. In: Geographische Rundschau 58, no. 9, pp. 46–53.
  • Großer, Konrad / Lentz, Sebastian (2006): Mobility in the life course - Migration of highly qualified people. In: National Atlas of the Federal Republic of Germany, Vol. 12: Life in Germany. Munich, pp. 60-63.
  • Lentz, Sebastian (2006): Geoscientific maps and maps or specialist information systems - an analysis based on the National Atlas of the Federal Republic of Germany. In: Kulke, Elmar / Monheim, Heiner / Wittmann, Peter (eds.): GrenzWerte. Conference report and scientific papers 55th German Geographers' Day Trier 2005. Berlin, Leipzig, Trier, pp. 405–414.
  • Lentz, Sebastian (2005): More gates, less community? Guarded housing in Russia. In: Glasze, Georg, Webster, Chris and Klaus Frantz (eds.): Private Cities. Global and Local Perspectives. (Routledge Studies in Human Geography 13). Pp. 206-221; London, New York.
  • Lentz, Sebastian (1990): Agriculturalography of the Grisons southern valleys Val Müstair and Val Poschiavo. Mannheim Geographical Works, H. 28, Mannheim (dissertation).

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