Doctoral Researcher Anna Heitger is part of IRI THESys and the graduate program since autumn 2019. Within the BMBF-funded consortium Food4Future, her current project is an ethnographic research of future eating practices. Anna graduated in Cultural and Social Anthropology (BA and MA) at the University of Vienna with a focus on practice theory and theories…

Doctoral Researcher Clemens Jänicke is a doctoral researcher IRI THESys and funded by the FORLand project at the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). His research focuses on the relationship between land ownership structures and land use intensity. In his work he will quantitatively assess the ownership concentration of different ownership groups…

Doctoral Researcher Hoseung Jung (hosŋ ʒəŋ, 정호승) has been working as a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys since January of 2017. He studied environmental engineering and management in an Erasmus Mundus master’s program at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany and Aalborg University, Denmark. He wrote his master’s thesis at Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland…

Doctoral Researcher Anja Klein is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys and a research associate at the Institute of European Ethnology. At the latter, she received her M.A. with a focus on Science and Technology Studies and began researching models and simulations of human-environment relations as a knowledge practice which then developed into her PhD-project.…

Doctoral Researcher Karen Lebek is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. In 2013, she graduated in geo-ecology at the University of Potsdam. The focus of her studies was on modelling in hydrology. She worked as a student collaborator at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In November 2013, Karen joined IRI THESys. She is…

Doctoral Researcher Kristin Leimer is a doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle/Saale. She studied Geography, Economics and Political Science at Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Saale. During her studies she has worked as student assistant for the Department of Economic Geography at MLU and for IAMO. Research Interests Land…

Doctoral Researcher E. Grace Leonnig is a recent graduate from University College London (UCL) with a Master of Science in Anthropology, Environment, and Development. Prior, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Fairfield University, USA. Currently, Grace is in pursuit of her PhD from the Department of Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu…

Doctoral Researcher Haoying Li is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys since October 2019. She has finished her bachelor and master degree at Southwest University in China majoring in human geography. Since 2016, Haoying Li has focused on the land use and rural development issue, mainly on the rural human settlements and various stakeholders of…

Doctoral Researcher Nicole van Maanen graduated in Climate Studies from Wageningen University and Research (MSc.) and in Politics, Administration and Organisation from Universität Potsdam (B.A.). She wrote her master thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and has worked as a Research Analyst at Climate Analytics since 2019. During her Bachelor studies,…

Doctoral Researcher Liliana Mosquera is a doctoral researcher in the Hydrology and Society research group of the Department of Geography and IRI THESys. She is an Ecologist and holds an MSc from the Erasmus Mundus program of the European Union in International Rural Development. Her research at IRI THESys aims to understand the process of…