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Eva Eichenauer M.A.


(M.A. Southeast Asian Studies, Sociology)

Research Scientist

Research Domain IV
Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods


Eva Eichenauer studied Southeast Asian Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and sociology at Potsdam University, focusing on environmental sociology and feminist theory. Her research interests lie within the fields of democratization processes both within Europe and Southeast Asia, the interrelation of religion and sustainability, community building and participation in rural areas and sustainable lifestyles.

Within the research-project “Energiekonflikte” (energy conflicts) she analyses the relation of lifestyles and attitudes towards energy politics and renewable energy projects and looks at the inter-relatedness of local resistance against the energy transition, the rise of right-wing populism and democratization.

Within KliB (Climate Neutral Living in Berlin) she looks at low emission lifestyles and social innovations in everyday practices.

 Curriculum Vitae (English)                                                                            Lebenslauf (deutsch)

Research Interests

  • Socio-political implications of the German energy transition ("Energiewende")
  • low carbon lifestyles
  • Democratization
  • transition processes in insular Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia)


since 2017 KLiB - Klimaneutral Leben in Berlin (project website in German)

2014 - 2017 Energiekonflikte - Akzeptanzkriterien und Gerechtigkeitsvorstellungen in der Energiewende (Project outline in English)

Energiekonflikte (project website in German)



Postal Address:

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Visiting Address:


Building A 56, Room 2.52
14473 Potsdam
(How to get here)

Phone: +49 (0) 331 288-2572
e-Mail: eva.eichenauer(at)

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