Doctoral Researcher Nadine Schröder is a member of the IRI THESys Graduate Program doing her PhD in water governance. She studied two majors in parallel: East Asian Studies/ Korean Studies B.A. with minor Political Science (Free University of Berlin), Environmental Engineering B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Technical University of Berlin) and Integrated Natural Resource Management M.Sc. (Humboldt-University…

Alumnus (Doctoral Researcher) Franz Schug is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys and the Earth Observation Lab at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2018, he is pursuing his PhD studies on Earth Observation methods for anthropogenic material stocks and population mapping in close collaboration with the Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources…

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 Jelena Grosse-Bley is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a visiting predoctoral fellow with the Lise Meitner Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. She holds a M.A. in Modern East Asian Studies from Georg-August Universität (Göttingen) and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management…

Alumna (Doctoral Researcher) Anna Frohn Pedersen is a PhD student at IRI THESys since July 2018. She holds a Master of Science in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and a Master of Arts in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her research topics have varied broadly, including refugee and migration studies, place making, land…

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

Doctoral Researcher Pius Borona is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. In his career spanning six years he has worked on several topical environmental issues in East and West Africa. He previously worked at World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya on Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) in West Africa. Additionally, he was involved in climate variability and…

Doctoral Researcher Paz Araya is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. She has a Master in Energy Economics and the title of Mechanical Engineer. Before joining the institute, for 12 years she worked in studies on energy efficiency policies, energy education strategies and prospective supporting decision-makers for sustainable energy policies in Chile. Paz also has…

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…

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…