CV

2016-: Assistant Professor Environmental Governance, Open University of the Netherlands

  • Research on lock-ins in climate mitigation using the case of the German Energiewende
  • Research on the discursive construction of climate migration as adaptation strategy
  • Teaching the introduction to the B.Sc. Environmental Sciences, a B.Sc. course on corporate responsibility and a M.Sc. course on the science-policy relation

2015-2016:  Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden

2013-2015: Interims Professor (W3) in International Politics, Institute of Political Science, Distance Teaching University in Hagen, Germany

  • Scientific Director of the M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (funded via fees)
  • Leader of the reaccreditation, team leader of 18 people (incl. 3 postdocs, 3 PhD students)

2012/2013: Interims Professor (W2) in International Relations and European Politics, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2012: Interims Professor (W1) for Global Governance, University of Hamburg, Germany

2009-2012: Senior researcher, DFG-funded Cluster of excellence “Integrated Climate Systems Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP), University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Research on the social construction of climate change as a security issue

2002-2009: Assistant Professor in International Relations (C1), University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Research and teaching on international climate politics

2005: Visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’I at Manoa, Honolulu, USA (3 months)

2001-2002: Senior Research Fellow, Secretariat of the German Advisory Council for Global Environmental Change (WBGU), Berlin, Germany

  • Contribution to the 2003 report on the ‘Energy transition for sustainable development’

2000-2001: Postdoctoral researcher in a BMBF-SÖF-project on ‘Global Climate Change’, Otto-Suhr-Institute of Political Science, Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

EDUCATION

2016/17          Habilitation in Political Science (2016) and academic title ‘Privatdozentin’ (university lecturer) (2017), Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany, cumulative thesis title ‚Climate change as a security issue: Analysing the discourse and its policy implications‘

2000                Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, published under the title ‘Evaluating stakeholder participation in the transition to sustainable development: Methodology, case studies, policy implications’

1995                Pre-Diploma (Vordiplom) in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany