Guest Researcher Santos D. Chicas’ project will use machine learning algorithms and social science methods to identify the land use practices, biophysical and socioeconomic factors that increase wildfire vulnerability in the Maya Mountain Massif (MMM) thus, providing information to build more resilience to climate change and in so doing improving wildfire management. The Maya Mountain…

Postdoctoral Researcher Rossella Alba is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Hydrology and Society research group, Geography Institute. Her research examines socio-ecological inequalities through a focus on hydrosocial relations and the politics of infrastructure and (water) governance. She is interested in environmental justice, (urban) political ecology, socio-technical interactions and in the potentials offered by inter-…

Other Personnel Marisa Pettit joined  IRI THESys in 2021 as a project coordination assistant for the EdiCitNet. She has a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures from the University of Manchester and an MA in Latin American Studies, with a focus on Social Anthropology and Political Ecology, from Freie Universität Berlin. She has previously worked…

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 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…

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 and…

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.…

Graduate Program Board

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…

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 use…

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…