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Maximilian Feichtner

Maximilian Feichtner, MA

Doctoral Candidate - DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group "Hazardous Travels"


Maximilian Feichtner studied Spanish, political science, and social sciences in Freiburg, Cape Town, and Bangkok. He participated in the Global Studies Programme and received a joint MA in social sciences from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the University of Cape Town in July 2016. The title of his thesis was “Enacting Sovereignty—A Critical Discourse Analysis of President Rafael Correa's Speeches on the Environment.” He worked as a research associate on resonance effects in human interaction before becoming a PhD candidate at the Rachel Carson Center. He joined the DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group "Hazardous Travels: Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy" in April 2017.

Dissertation projectHazards in the Amazon: An Environmental History of Oil Production in Ecuador

Selected Publications:

  • Bulnes, Marta, and Maximilian Feichtner. La Pachamama y el petróleo. Tradiciones y sus transformaciones en la comunidad kichwa de San Isidro (Ecuador). Freiburg: HPSL, 2014.