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M.Sc. Lara Lewis Schmalohr


M.Sc. Lara Lewis Schmalohr

Südbau, Raum 2.14

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telephone +49-(0)221-470-7270
E-mail lara.lewis.schmalohr(at)

A regular weekly open office hour takes place on Tuesdays from 12:00-13:00. My office is in room 2.14 in the "Südbau"-building. Please feel very welcome to contact me at any time via email or to make an individual appointment via email.


In the winter semester 2018/2019, my open office hour is on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 in room 2.14 in "Südbau". Please feel very welcome at all times to make an individual appointment via email.

Graduate assistant at the Geographical Institute



  • Supervision of international guest scholars and exchange students
  • Initial consultation for students at the Geographical Institute who are interested in a stay abroad (e.g. internships, research projects or studies), also on financing options
  • Participation in the redesign of the website of the Geographical Institute for the area of international affairs


Academic Career

since 03/2016 Graduate assistant at the Geographical Institute of the University of Cologne in the working group for international affairs
since 10/2017 Student in the M.Ed. program for Geography, English and Education, University of Cologne
10/2014-09/2017 B.A. in Geography, English and Education at the University of Cologne
09/2012-08/2013 Master of Science in “International Development Studies”, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
01-05/2011 Semester abroad at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
09/2009-08/2012 Bachelor of Science in „Liberal Arts and Sciences“  at the Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands


Title of Master’s thesis:

“Exploring the Development of an Alternative Food Network in an Emerging Economy through Analyzing the Networks of Direct Markets of Alternative Foods in Bangkok, Thailand: A Perspective from Economic Sociology” (August 2013)

Title of Bachelor’s thesis:

„Clustering of food-related assets aiming for a sustainable, localized food-system in Amsterdam” (May 2012)