Research Interests

Social movements, bioeconomy strategies in international comparison, political economy, social relationships with nature

Research within the Junior Research group

Main focus:
Qualitative case study Spain (module A5)

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



Since 2019
Research assistant at the Institute for Sociology at the FSU Jena
Student assistant of the BMBF junior research group “Bioeconomy and Social Inequalities” of the FSU Jena
Master of Arts in Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena with research stay in Quito, Ecuador
Bachelor of Science in “Environmental and Resource Management” at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg with a semester abroad at the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Academic Teaching

WiSe 2021/22: „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation“, Colloquium at the FSU Jena, online (with Dennis Eversberg, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Judith Kiss, Lilian Pungas, Matthias Schmelzer)

SoSe 2021: „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation“, Colloquium at the FSU Jena, online (with Dennis Eversberg, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Judith Kiss, Lilian Pungas, Matthias Schmelzer)

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



2022. Eversberg, Dennis / Koch, Philip / Holz, Jana / Pungas, Lilian / Stein, Anne
(2022): Social relationships with nature: elements of a framework for socio-ecological
structure analysis. In: Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research,


2021. Zurück zu alten Tugenden? Der Olivenanbau in der Provinz Jaén zwischen Tradition und (bioökonomischer) Moderne. Working Paper Nr. 4, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), Jena. DOI:

2021. Mentalities Matter. Sozial-ökologische Mentalitäten und ihre Bedeutung in post-fossilen Transformationen. Working Paper No. 5, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), Jena. DOI (10.22032/dbt.49142) [with Eversberg, Dennis, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Lilian Pungas and Matthias Schmelzer]

2020. Gutes Leben und gute Bioökonomie? Der Einfluss von Buen Vivir auf politische Projekte in Ecuador. Working Paper Nr. 11, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena. URL:


2020. Hoffnungsträger Bioökonomie? Report on the workshop „It’s the Bioeconomy, stupid! The future of growth and the promise of the bioeconomy.“ Blog Postwachstum, November 27 (with Martin Fritz). URL:


2022. The past and present bio(-based) economy of the olive sector in Jaén. Presentation at PECSRL-Conference “Living Together in European Rural Landscapes“, hosted by the Universidad de Jaén in cooperation with the Universidad Internacional de Baeza, 27 September 2022.

2022. Bio-based modernities? Presentation at the workshop “Mental infrastructures of modern fossil and bio-based societies” of the junior research group flumen at FSU Jena, 22 May 2022.

2021. Widersprüchliche Naturverhältnisse in der Bioökonomie – Zwischen Nachhaltigkeitsansprüchen und Wachstumsversprechen. Lecture with Jana Holz at the 18th NGU-conference „Sozial-ökologische Transformation im Kapitalozän: Herausforderungen und Widersprüche“, hosted by Europa University Flensburg, 13 November 2021.

2021. Transitions in the Andalusian Olive Oil sector – History, Perceptions and Conflicts. Presentation at the online-conference „Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis“, organised by the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), 06 July 2021.

2021. Widersprüchliche Bioökonomie(n) – Zwischen Nachhaltigkeit, Wachstum und post-fossiler Transformation. Presentation with Jana Holz at the online-conference „Dilemmata der Nachhaltigkeit“, organised by the University of Oldenburg, 11 June 2021.