People

Jens Newig

Prof. Dr. Jens Newig heads the research group and has been Professor of Governance and Sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010.

Edward Challies, PhD is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterburry (NZ). He has been affiliated with the research group as a senior researcher in the EDGE project and as an adjunct senior research associate in the COUPLED project. Ed is a Human Geographer researching environmental governance processes and water policy and management.

Johanna Coenen has been a research associate in the COUPLED project since September 2018. In her PhD project she investigates the Belt and Road Initiative from a telecoupling perspective. Johanna holds a master’s degree in Political Science from VU Amsterdam.

Benedetta Cotta, PhD, works as post-doctoral research fellow in the GOVERNECT project and joined the working group in July 2017. She holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy).

Lisa Glass is a PhD student with the research group. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from FU Berlin. Her research focuses on governance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Stephanie Jahn has been working in the MONA project since September 2013. In her PhD project she researches the role of social sciences in inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research. She holds a master´s degree in Sociology from the University of Leipzig.

Judith Gollata is a PhD student with the research group and a research associate at HafenCity University Hamburg. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from King’s College London and researches local environmental governance and planning.

Okka Lou Mathis is a PhD student with the research group and works at the German Development Institute in Bonn. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies (Uppsala) and investigates sustainability institutions and national climate performance.

Michael Rose | (c)Brinkhoff-Mögenburg/Leuphana

Dr. Michael Rose has been a researcher and lecturer with the research group since December 2018. He holds a Dr. phil. from the University of Düsseldorf and a diploma (equivalent to master’s degree) from the University of Bamberg, both in Political Science.

Nadine Schröder is a PhD student with the research group. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (TU Berlin) and Integrated Natural Resource Management (HU Berlin). She investigates the implementation of the EU water framework directive from a polycentric governance perspective.

Meinfried Striegnitz, Dipl.-Phys., former president of the Lower Saxonian environmental state agency, is a senior PhD researcher with the research group. His work focusses on the area of mediation and conflict regulation.

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