Kira Janina Schmidt read history and geography at LMU Munich. During her studies, she was a student assistant at the Department for Contemporary History from 2014 to 2016, working on the project “Die Münchner Stadtverwaltung im Nationalsozialismus.” After an internship at the German Historical Institute (GHIL) in London in 2016, she completed her studies in March 2018 with a master’s degree in history. Her thesis was on Dr. Magda Staudinger, a key figure in the creation of UNESCO's “Man and the Biosphere Programme” (MAB).
In June 2018, she started her dissertation project on “Network Building and Negotiation Processes in European Alpine Transit Policy.” It is part of the DFG project, “Issues with Europe—A Network Analysis of the German-Speaking Alpine Conservation Movement (1975–2005).”
Kira joined the RCC’s Doctoral Program Environment and Society in October 2018.
Dissertation Project: Network Building and Negotiation Processes in European Alpine Transit Policy' ('Issues with Europe - A Network Analysis of the German-Speaking Alpine Conservation Movement (1975-2005); DFG 392198021