Team

Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns (Chairholder)
Antje's research for the past few years has been on urbanisation in intersection to resource and infrastructure governance. Socio-spatial inequalities in (Coastal) Cities and pathways for sustainability transformations are key research interests that are informed by critical approches and theories. Antje is a trained geographer (PhD CAU-Kiel, Diploma Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Her mission for the the lab is to rethink – seemingly given – ordering concepts like human vs nature, urban vs. rural or North vs South. Our research practice can be best described as boundary work.
Contact: brunsa@uni-trier.de| +49 (0)651/201-4550 |Room F177

Christin Weil M.A. (Assistant)
Christin manages the administrative office and takes care of the organizational processes of the department. She is also responsible for answering student questions. Beside that, she is the first contact point for everybody who needs information, certificates or appointments related to the department.  
governance@uni-trier.de +49 (0)651/201-4551 | Room F176

M.Sc. Toni Adscheid (Doctoral Researcher)
Toni holds a post-graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Stockholm University. His research tries to make sense of human-environmental relations in the context of planetary urbanization. Hereby his focus lies on the political and spatial dimensions of uneven urban development processes.
adscheiduni-trierde| +49 (0)651/201-4637 | Room F179

M.Sc. Viviana Wiegleb (Doctoral Researcher) 
Viviana is a doctoral researcher and focuses on the politics of knowledge in environmental governance. She explores the roles that different scientific experts play in environmental discourses and at the science-policy interface. Viviana holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 
wieglebuni-trierde | +49 (0)651/201-4534 | Room F175a

Dr. Abubakari Ahmed (affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher, Humboldt Research Fellow)

Abu is affiliated post doc researcher, based at University for Development Studies in Wa, Ghana. He has an academic background in geography, planning, environmental governance and sustainability science and conducted his PhD at United Nations University, Tokyo. His research over the past years has focused on the sustainability assessment of biomass energy production by bridging natural science and social science perspectives. www.researchgate.net/profile/Abubakari_Ahmed/experience

M.A. Emiliano Castillo Jara (Doctoral Researcher, DAAD-Research Scholarship)
Emiliano holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is interested in the politics of land and energy, sustainable energy transitions, and climate change policies. Emiliano´s PhD-project looks at the land use conflicts over large-scale tar sands mining in Canada. His research aims at developing a better understanding of how tar sands pipelines shape society-nature relationships across geographical scales. His research also explores the role of resistance movements in transforming Canada's energy landscape.
s6emcastuni-trierde| +49 (0)651/201-4011 | Room H345

M.A. Rebekka Kanesu (Doctoral Researcher, Interreg-Project Border Studies)
Rebekka is a doctoral researcher in human geography and has a background in social and cultural anthropology. She is interested in human-environmental relations, more-than-human geographies and socio-technical interactions. Her PhD project 'Liquid Lines - on rivers and borders in the Anthropocene' is situated in the Greater Region between Germany, Luxembourg and France. There, she studies the relation between people, fish and the transboundary Moselle river as infrastructure from a political ecology and assemblage theory perspective.
kanesuuni-trierde | +49 (0)651/201-4560 | Room F179

M.Sc. Sara Larijani (Doctoral Researcher)
Sara works on her Dissertation on Petro-Landscapes and the Karun River Basin in Iran. She holds a doctoral scholarship from Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung. Sara also works as lecturer for the lab and offers courses on Energy Geography. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Tehran University in Iran and holds a Master degree in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from HafenCity University, Hamburg in which her focus was water-related issues in urban areas.
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M.A., M.Ed. Anna Weinand (UniGR Officer Trier University, Research Assistant Project Border Studies)
Anna works as research assistant for the Interreg project "Border Studies" that focuses on border related questions and phenomena. The project is conducted by an interregional network of researchers from universities of the Greater Region who study borders from different and interdisciplinary perspectives. She is also the UniGR officer at Trier University. Anna has an academic background in Romance Languages and Literatures, as well as English and North American Studies. Her PhD in the field of literary studies focuses on literary constructions and representations of child-narrators.
weinandauni-trierde | +49 (0) 651/201 4495 | Room V32

 

Affiliated Scholars to the Team

M.Sc. Nazmul Huq (Doctoral Researcher)
Nazmul is based at University of Applied Sciences in Cologne at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT). In his doctoral thesis (Trier University) he studies the role of the water-ecosystem-livelihood nexus for climate change resilience in southern Bangladesh.
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Dr. Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky (Affilliated Researcher)
Fanny is a researcher affiliated to WaterPower. Her main research interests are urban disaster risk management, adaptation to global environmental change in urban coastal regions, and cross-scale interactions in environmental governance. Fanny's doctorate was funded by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Now she works for the ISOE (Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung) in Frankfurt/Main. 
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Student Assistants

Agnes Feil
Agnes is studying human geography (B.Sc.) at Trier University since 10/2017. She is particularly interested in spatial planning, urban development and human environment relations.
s6agfeiluni-trierde | +49 (0)651/201-4468 | Room F134

Linda Krämer
Linda is studying human geography (B.Sc.) and Media-Communication-Society (B.A.) at Trier University. She is interested in urban development processes and sustainable tourism, also in terms of communication processes.
s2likraeuni-trierde | +49 (0)651/201-4468 | Room F134