Biography: Prof. Dr. Nina Baur was appointed to the Chair for Methods of Social Research (W3), Department of Sociology, at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) in 2009. She is the Director of the “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS). She grew up in Germany, the USA and the UK and studied sociology at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Universität Hamburg (Germany), and Lancaster University (UK). Prior to her professorship appointment at the TU Berlin she worked as a research associate and lecturer at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg and the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU). Prof. Baur is the Past President of the „Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in Sociology“ (RC33), a board member of the “Research Committee on Historical Sociology” (RC56) of the “International Sociology Association” (ISA), and a board member of the Collaborative Research Center “Re-Figuration of Spaces” (SFB 1265). She advises the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) as a member of the Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs (SVRV) and is the Managing Editor of the Journal “Historical Social Research” (HSR).