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Doctoral Candidates

Arun Adhikari

Arun Adhikari, MA

Project: Nepalese Societies’ Recovery from the 2015 Earthquakes

Zhanna Baimukhamedova

Zhanna Baimukhamedova, MSc

Project: Transforming the Bavarian Forest: Socio-Ecological Crises, Community Resilience, and Sustainability from a Historical Perspective

Saskia Brill

Saskia Brill, MA

Project: Negotiating Air: Cultural Perceptions of Greenhouse Gases

Azeb W. Degife

Azeb Degife, MA, MSc

Project: The Impact of Larger-Scale Agricultural Investment in Ethiopia, Gambella Region

Claudio de Majo

Claudio de Majo, MA, MSc

Project: Collective Properties and Ecology on Southern Italian Mountains in the Contemporary Era

Ruhi Deol

Ruhi Deol, MA (Sociology), MA (Human Geography)

Project: Sun, sea, sand, susceptibilities: Adaptive capacities amongst agricultural and fisher households in the Andaman Islands, India

Eveline de Smalen

Eveline de Smalen, MA

Project: Cultural Imagination of the Rhine-Meuse Delta in the Netherlands and the Humber Estuary in England

Ayushi Dhawan

Ayushi Dhawan, MA

Project: India’s Shipbreaking Business, Emerging Economies, and the “Right to Pollute”

Daniel Dumas

Daniel Dumas, MA

Project: Contemporary Responses to Tar Sands Extraction in Northern Alberta, Canada

Maximilian Feichtner

Maximilian Feichtner, MA

Project: Texaco's Legacy: Ghost Acres and Dirty Technology Transfers in the Indigenous Amazon Region of Ecuador

Martín Fonck

Martín Fonck, MA

Project: Geothermal futures: exploring environmental knowledge through scientist and indigenous people engagement with geothermal energy potentials of Andes mountains

L. Sasha Gora

L. Sasha Gora, MSc

Project: Going Native? The Influence of the New Nordic Food Movement on Canadian Cuisine and its (Re)imaginations of First Nations Food Cultures

Dorothea Hutterer

Dorothea Hutterer, MA

Project: Local Environmental Aspects of a Former Bishop’s County

Fausto Ignatov Vinueza

Fausto Ignatov Vinueza, MA

Project: The Ambivalences of Success: Discourses on Development, Progress, and Extractivism

Andreas Jünger

Andreas Jünger, MA

Project: Origin and Development of Organic Agriculture in Andalusia

Katrin Kleeman

Katrin Kleemann, MA

Project: Impacts of the Laki Fissure Eruption of 1783

Claire Lagier

Claire Lagier, MSc

Project: The Brazilian Landless Movement

Vikas Lakhani

Vikas Lakhani, MSc

Project: Dynamic Climates of Memory: Environmental Learning, Risk Perception, Remembering and Forgetting Disasters

Oliver David Liebig

Oliver David Liebig, MA

Project: The Mero Ikojts and the Wind: Energy Assemblages and Indigeneity in Mexico

Christina Littlejohn

Christina Littlejohn, MSc

Project: What is Equitable vs. What is Fair: Including Transitioning Economies in International Climate Economic Policy

Eugenio Luciano

Eugenio Luciano, MA

Project: The Anthropocene in its Early Scientific Phase (2000–2009)

Martin Meiske

Martin Meiske, MA

Project: The Birth of Geoengineering: Large-Scale Engineering Projects in the Early Stage of the Anthropocene (1850–1950)

Noemi Quagliati

Noemi Quagliati, MA

Project: Militarized Visualities: Photographed Landscape in WWI Germany

Talitta Reitz

Talitta Reitz, MA

Project: Community Transformation and Ecological Restoration in Portland, Oregon, and Munich, Bavaria

Valentina Roxo

Valentina Roxo, MA

Project: Struggle for Oil: An Environmental History of West Siberia, 1970s -2008

Kira Janina Schmidt

Kira Janina Schmidt, MA

Project: Network Building and Negotiation Processes in European Alpine Transit Policy

Sevgi Mutlu Sirakova

Sevgi Mutlu Sirakova, MSc MSc

Project: Connected Food: An Interdisciplinary Approach into Interspecies Encounters of Food

Jonas Stuck

Jonas Stuck, MA

Project: Transnational Toxic Waste Trade and the Two Germanies—From the Environmental Turn to Reunification

Eline Tabak

Eline Tabak, MA

Project: Reading against the Anthropocene? An Investigation of the Impact of Environmental Literature

Elena Torres Ruiz

Elena Torres Ruiz, MA

Project: The Invention of Urban Farming – Crisis Management or Sustainable Future?

Andrei Vinogradov

Andrei Vinogradov

Project: Movements against Industrial Pollution of the Environment in the Late Russian Empire (1870–1917)

Fabienne Will

Fabienne Will, MA

Project: Evidence Practices at the Interstice of Sciences, Humanities, and the Public

Pui Ting Wong

Pui Ting Wong, MPhil

Project: Electricity Demand and Everyday Lifestyle: A Time-Use Analysis

Fabian Zimmer

Fabian Zimmer, MA

Project: Water Power on Celluloid: Cultures of Hydroelectricity in 20th-Century Utility Film