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Désirée Schwindenhammer

Professur für Sustainability Governance

Espinosa, Cristina

Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography

Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg





Research Interests   |   Professional Experience    |   Education   |   Publications

Research Interests


  • Environmental Governance
  • Critical institutionalism
  • Social and environmental justice, „Blue Justice“
  • Sustainable Development
  • Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Knowledge


Professional Experience


03/2021 - 05/2022

  • Junior Researcher at the Chair of Sustainability Governance


11/2019 - 10/2020:

  • Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen

Collaboration with NeDiT project (New Digital Technologies for Marine Biodiversity Data Handling in East Africa – Data Linking People) | Link




Since 07/2021

  • PhD Candidate at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography

Provisional project title: “Discursive Power and Institutions in Coastal Marine Governance: Perspectives on Blue Growth and Blue Justice in Tanzania”


2017 - 2020

  • MSc Environmental Governance at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


2013 - 2016

  • B.A. Intercultural Relations and Behavior at the Jacobs University Bremen




  • Schwindenhammer, D., Francis, J., Gudka, M., Kegler, H., Muhando, C., Reuter, H., George, R., Wambiji, N., & Schlüter, A. (2022). Paradox incentive structures and rules governing sharing of coastal and marine data in Kenya and Tanzania: Lessons for the Western Indian Ocean. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, (1/2022), 33-46.
  • H. Kegler, D. Msagameno, C. Muhando, T. Mwangi, D. Obura, H. Reuter, G. Rushingisha, D. Schwindenhammer, A. Tuda (2021). Fostering Marine Biodiversity Data Sharing for Decision-Making in the Western Indian Ocean Region (Policy Brief 10). DOI: 10.21244/zmt.2021.001
    [Policy Brief in Kooperation mit Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung]


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