Research Interests

Foto: Anne Günther-Mitsching

Degrowth and climate justice; Social movements; Post-socialism; food sovereignty, semi-subsistence farming and agriculture; Political economy and political ecology in Eastern Europe; Social metabolism and sufficiency politics.

Research within the Junior Research group

Main focus:
Qualitative case study about the semi-subsistence agriculture in Estonia (module A4)

In cooperation with the group:
A qualitative typology and analyses of the case studies (module A5)
Theory and Synthesis (module D)

Contact

lilian.pungas@uni-jena.de

Vita

Since 2019 
Researcher and PhD candidate at the Institute for Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2019-2020 
Project coordinator und consultant in the Policy Consulting department at eclareon GmbH.
Since 2017 
Research assistant and platform coordinator and since 2018 board member at the association Förderverein Wachstumswende
2017 
Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Ecology in Zagreb (HR)
2016-2017 
Project coordination at netzwerk n e.V. in an Eastern European project on ESD
2014 
Staff member at a MoP Katrin Werner in German Bundestag (Program International Parliament Scholarship)
2012-2016 
Master of European Studies at European University Viadrina with a research phase at the University of Tartu (European College) (EE)
2009-2012 
Bachelor Cultural Studies at European University Viadrina with exchange semester at the University of Sevilla (ES)

Academic Teaching

SoSe 2021, „Kontroversen gesellschaftlicher Naturverhältnisse alter und neuer Bioökonomien“ (Seminar for B.A.-students, online), Institut für Soziologie, FSU Jena (with Jana Holz)

SoSe 2021: „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation“, Colloquium at the FSU Jena, online (with Dennis Eversberg, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Philip Koch, Matthias Schmelzer, Anne Stein)

WiSe 2019/20. „Bourdieu meets Greta Thunberg: Grundlagen der sozial-ökologischen Mentalitätsforschung“, Seminar for sociology Master-students at the FSU Jena (with Dennis Eversberg, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Matthias Schmelzer)

WiSe 2019/20: „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation“, Colloquium at the FSU Jena (with Dennis Eversberg, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Philip Koch, Matthias Schmelzer)

Publications

2021. „Degrowth-Enthusiasmus und der Transformations-Blues des Ostens: Überlegungen zur Integration postsozialistischer Transformationserfahrungen in den transformatorischen Postwachstumsdiskurs”, In: Thomas, Michael & Ulrich Busch (Ed.), Streitfall Ostdeutschland. Grenzen einer Transformationserzählung, [Abhandlungen der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften, 72], Berlin: trafo Wissenschaftsverlag, 229-256. (with Jana Gebauer and Gerrit von Jorck)

2020. „Caring dachas – Food self-provisioning in Eastern Europe through the lens of care“, in: Nelson, A., Edwards, F. (Ed.): Food for Degrowth. Perspectives and Practices. Routledge, London & New York, pp. 59-74.

2020. „Mental Models of Sustainability: The Degrowth Doughnut Model.“ In: Goldstein, M.I., DellaSala, D.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes, 5, pp. 276–286.
(with Domazet, M., Rilović, A., Ančić, B., Andersen, B., Richardson, L., Brajdić Vuković, M., Medak, T.)
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12143-8

2019. “Von ostdeutschen Transformationserfahrungen lernen” In: Blog Postwachstum. (with Jana Gebauer, Gerrit von Jorck)
https://www.postwachstum.de/author/jana-gebauer-gerrit-von-jorck-und-lilian-pungas

2019. “Food Self-Provisioning as an Answer to the Metabolic Rift: The Case of ‘Dacha Resilience’ in Estonia.” Journal of Rural Studies, 68, pp. 75-86
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0743016718306272?dgcid=author

2019. “Tarbimispidu põlevas majas.” Müürileht 2019/3.
https://www.muurileht.ee/tarbimispidu-polevas-majas/ 

2017. “Soziale Kosten der ökonomischen Transformation in Estland – der Preis des Wachstumsparadigmas.“ Ost Journal 2017/01: pp. 10-19.
http://www.ost-journal.de/1362-2soziale-kosten-der-oekonomischen-transformation-in-estland/

2017. “Mis on ühist Hiinalinnal, Tempelhofi lennuväljal ja Valgel Majal?” Müürileht 2017/10.
https://www.muurileht.ee/mis-on-uhist-hiinalinnal-tempelhofi-lennuvaljal-ja-valgel-majal/ 

Lectures (Selection)

2020. “Ackern unter Hochspannungsleitungen
und neben Ölschieferwerken in Estland”, Lecture at the Institute for Political Research at the University of Vienna. 26.11.2020. More Info here.