working group society.change.sustainability

Abeer Abdulnabi Ali is a research associate and works in the project "Integrated Regional Climate Laboratory North Jakarta and Port (JaC-Lab)". She completed her Bachelor degree at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen in 2017, and her Masters degree at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. Her major fields of study include development and globalization, risk management, and a particular focus on sustainability. She has been working in scientific projects about resilience and sustainability since 2018.

Dr. Michael M. Kretzer is a doctor of geography and research associate in the project PlastikBudget since 2020. After obtaining his Master of Education in political science, history and geography, he completed his dissertation in 2018 with the title “Potential of the implementation of language policy in the education system of South Africa”. Between 2012 and 2017 he worked and taught as a research assistant the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU) at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. His research interests include the relationship between education and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the region of southern and eastern Africa, which he visited several times for the purpose of field research.

Dr. Stefan Schweiger is part of the coordinating team of the Virtual Institute. He works in the EnerTrend project, coordinates the PlastikBudget project as well as the JaC-Lab project. The former wholesale and foreign trade clerk studied political science, European ethnology as well as modern and recent history at the University of Augsburg and the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on narratives of the energy transition at the University of Potsdam. He has been involved in various scientific sustainability projects since 2014.

Matthias Wolf studies philosophy and British and American Studies. He has been working as a student assistant in the EnerTrend project since July 2018.