Anna Fünfgeld

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    • Since 2021: Researcher at the University of Potsdam; DFG project "Institutionalizing Low Carbon Development" (INLOCADE)

    • 2020: Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of International Relations, University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi)

    • Since 2017: Research Fellow and member of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • Since 2016: PhD Candidate at the Department of International Politics, University of Freiburg

    • 2013 - 2017: Researcher and lecturer at the University of Freiburg (Department of International Politics, Institute of Human Geography, Sprachlehrinstitut and University College Freiburg) and the Protestant University for Applied Sciences Freiburg

    • 2016/ 2017: Advisor on climate and energy policy in Indonesia for Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (further consultancy jobs for the Freiburg city council and member of consultancy teams working for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and GIZ)

    • 5/2014 - 10/2015: Methodology coordinator and researcher of the BMBF-funded, interdisciplinary research group “Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg University”, University of Freiburg

    • Internships and student assistant jobs at GIZ Indonesia, Particip GmbH Freiburg, BORDA/B.E.S.T. and BaliFokus Indonesia (ASA stipendiary project), Arnold Bergstraesser Institute Freiburg, University of Freiburg

    • Education: Political Science, Geography and Social and Cultural Anthropology (Magistra Artium and state examination/ teaching degree) at the University of Freiburg, Germany; Erasmus student at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    Current Research

    • Energy Policy

    • Climate Policy

    • Infrastructure Studies

    • Natural Resources & Resource Conflicts

    • (Neo)Gramscian Approaches and Hegemony Analysis

    • Critical Political Economy

    Countries and Regions

    • Indonesia / Southeast Asia

    • Brazil / South America


    Memberships

    • European International Studies Association
    • German Political Science Association
    • German Association for Asian Studies 
    • Zentrum für transkulturelle Asienstudien, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

    Dissertation

    • Contested Hegemonies: Energy Policy in Indonesia and Brazil in the Era of Climate Change

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 6/2021

    “Brazil must be back!” – But Real Climate Action Is Possible Only after Bolsonaro

    Brazil’s contribution to international climate protection is urgently needed, but during Bolsonaro’s presidency greenhouse gas emissions, support for agribusiness, and the repression of activists increased. Chances for a turnaround will come only with a change of president in the upcoming elections. An analysis.

    Anna Fünfgeld

    Doctoral Researcher

    Environmental Science and Policy | 2021

    Coal, Power and Coal-powered Politics in Indonesia

    Jose Antonio Ordonez

    Dr. Michael Jakob

    Jan Christoph Steckel

    GIGA Focus Asia | 2/2020

    Coal vs Climate – Indonesia’s Energy Policy Contradicts Its Climate Goals

    Being the fourth-largest country, Indonesia plays an essential role in international climate protection. While the government has implemented forest and peatland protection measures, national energy planning heavily relies on fossil fuels, and is in clear conflict with the country’s climate goals.

    Anna Fünfgeld

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 19/11/2021

    Towards Comparative Area Studies 2.0

    GIGA Event Online event: 29/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    November session of the webinar series, featuring presentations by Prof Nora Fisher Onar, University of San Francisco, and Anna Fünfgeld, GIGA and University of freiburg.

    Anna Fünfgeld

    Doctoral Researcher

    Panelist | 16/05/2020

    The Destruction of Nature and the Illusion of Welfare through Mining

    Panel discussion 16/05/2020

    Webinar discussion on environmental destruction and mining in Indonesia, organised by WALHI Sulawesi Tengah

    Anna Fünfgeld

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 16/07/2019

    Competing Connectivity Strategies: Geopolitics and Infrastructure Development in Asia and Beyond

    Conference 16/07/2019

    Panel at the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)

    Anna Fünfgeld

    Doctoral Researcher

    Teaching | University of Freiburg | 2020

    Introduction to International Politics

    University of Freiburg Freiburg

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2019

    Hegemony and Political Discourse Theory

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Teaching | University of Freiburg | 2017

    Living Knowledge. Practice and Reflection of Qualitative Methods

    University of Freiburg Freiburg

    Qualitative Methods Teaching and Anthropology of Knowledge

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