History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences


John Lauermann

John Lauermann is a Lecturer in the Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences at Rhode Island School of Design.

Lauermann is a geographer who examines urban politics, transnational governance institutions, and the political economy of development. His current research examines the impact of sports ‘mega-events’ (Olympics and World Cups) on urban land development. Recent publications have appeared in journals like Antipode, Environment & Planning A, and Geoforum.

Academic research/ areas of interest

  • Urban studies
  • International development
  • Global policymaking institutions