Doctoral Researcher My work here at IRI-THESy focuses on two related aspects: In one part of my project I look at the use of expertise in climate change Loss and Damage negotiations. I am curious how developing country negotiators use expertise and to what effect. The other part of my project looks at how climate…

Doctoral Researcher Olga Statnaia is pursuing her PhD at the Agricultural and Food Policy Group of the Thaer-Institute, Department of Agricultural Economics. She holds two master’s degrees in Economic Sciences from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (MSc) and in Global Economy from the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of the Russian Federation. Her…

Doctoral Researcher Prior to his PhD at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt-University Berlin, Fabian Stenzel got a Masters degree in Geophysics from LMU Munich. During his PhD, Fabian was an active member of the IRI THESys and served as PhD representative. Currently Fabian works as a PostDoc at the Potsdam Institute…

Doctoral Researcher Emily Theokritoff is a doctoral student at the Department of Geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her main research interests revolve around climate change impacts, adaptation and the linkages between science and policy in vulnerable regions, especially Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. Alongside her PhD, she is working as a research analyst…

Doctoral Researcher Krystin Unverzagt is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. After obtaining a B.A. in “Politics and Society” from the University of Bonn, Germany, she graduated in “Science, Technology and Society” (M.Sc.) from University College London (UCL). Before joining IRI THESys, Krystin worked in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin as a Task Force…

Doctoral Researcher Tomás Usón joined IRI THESys in October 2018 as a PhD researcher to work on practices of memory and anticipation amid climatic and seismic disasters. With his research he aims to understand how different actors remember and anticipate extreme events and the consequences that those diverse practices have in the creation of past…

Doctoral Researcher María-José Vásquez is researching accountability on climate change adaptation. The implementation of climate change adaptation projects is taking place all around the world. Nevertheless, it does not necessarily translate into an increment on adaptative capacity and resilience or reduction of vulnerability. The doctoral research intends to identify how are German climate change adaptation…

Doctoral Researcher Jorge Vega is a doctoral researcher at the IRI THESys working on the coupling between environmental conflicts, extractive logics of the Anthropocene, and the coloniality of power in late capitalism. His background is related to political philosophy and biology, with a MSc degree in Biological Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico…

Research Associate / Doctoral Researcher “Institutions that truly work interdisciplinary are still a novelty. Of course, it’s comfortable to collaborate in small groups and within own disciplinary boundaries. However, if long-term solutions have to be established it needs several disciplines, above all different approaches and contrasting views. Moreover, if interdisciplinarity expands to transdisciplinarity and jointly…

Doctoral Researcher Constanze Werner holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems from Humboldt University in Berlin. Since April 2017 she has been working in the projects BioCAP-CCS and NEGEM at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. According to her focus on the concept of planetary boundaries as a methodological frame for the…