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…

Doctoral Researcher Luis Zamarioli is researching how financial solutions may affect positively and negatively countries that are already vulnerable to climate risks. This study complements Luis’ work at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and builds on over 6 years of experience in implementing projects, providing policy advice and researching climate and sustainability-related topics. The research starts…

Doctoral Researcher Mehwish Zuberi is a doctoral student at the Department of Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development. She is investigating she is investigating agricultural intensification processes and their consequences in South Punjab of Pakistan with the aim to develop alternative sustainable pathways in a climate change scenario. She graduated…