The International EnJust 2020/21 Workshop is hosted and organised by the working group “Geography of Global Change” at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography of the University of Freiburg (see below). We are connected with and supported by the EnJust Network and, in particular, our friends and colleagues from Kiel University, who hosted the last International EnJust Workshop in 2019. Please visit the EnJust Network website and consider joining the growing network!
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fünfgeld
Hartmut Fünfgeld is Professor of Geography of Global Change at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University Freiburg, which is hosting this year’s EnJust workshop. Hartmut also has an affiliation as Adjunct Professor with the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the social and institutional dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation to climate change, especially in the area of municipal and regional planning and in relation to social vulnerabilities. Further research areas are social transformation processes and social justice in the context of global change. Hartmut Fünfgeld received his doctorate in human geography from the University of Heidelberg in 2006. He has more than 15 years of work experience in research, teaching and planning practice in Europe, Oceania, Africa, and Asia.
Coline Chardon is an academic assistant at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University Freiburg. She supports and coordinates the organization of the workshop. Her research focuses on the role of activism in the context of socio-ecological transformation, emotional and affective geographies as well as the significance of ethnographic and participative methodologies for the human geography.
Kerstin Schmitt is a landscape architect and nature educator. At the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography at the University of Freiburg she is working in the field of graphic design and cartography. Kerstin is supporting the EnJust workshop especially by designing the workshop website.
Benedikt Schmid is a post-doctoral reseacher at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography at the University of Freiburg and supports the organization of the EnJust2021 workshop in Freiburg. His research focuses on the role of community initiatives and social enterprises in the transition towards a post-growth economy.
Eva Rüskamp pursues an interdisciplinary PhD at the Chair of American Studies and conducts research in the fields of cultural studies, environmental humanities, and southern studies. Her dissertation addresses the impact of cultural factors (collective identities & cultural memories) on the governance for a sustainable transition in rural areas of the Appalachian South. Due to the global pandemic, she has become interested in the digital transformation of ethnographic and social research as well as its impact on teaching humanities. Volunteering in the organization of the EnJust workshop 2020/21 reflects her passion for ecojustice and for the creation of inter- and transdisciplinary discourse. It is her first time interacting with the EnJust network, but she looks forward to being part of this community in the future.
Jule Niepmann is an academic assistant at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University Freiburg. Jule is supporting the EnJust Workshop, focusing on technical support and coordination. Her research interests include justice in climate adaptation, the role of nature-based solutions in urban development, urban forests and human-environment-interactions.