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Dr. Anne-Katrin Broocks

Lateinamerika Institut

Freie Universität Berlin

Senior Scientist

Coordinator Working Package 3 "Regional Diversity in Conversion - Understanding and analysis of the nested nature of constant change"

Boltzmannstr. 4
Raum 208
14195 Berlin


2023    PhD Social Sciences – Knowledge Sociology, University of Bremen, Thesis: Mangroves and Meaning-Making over time. Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), DAAD Scholarship for  fieldwork phase in Ecuador. Adjunct fellow: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge and Prof. Uwe Schimank.

2009    M.A. in Social Anthropology, Latin American Studies & German Literature at University of Hamburg. Thesis: Transnational Backpacker Culture in South America

Research Interests and Skills

  • NaturesCultures, Human-Nature Interaction
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Resource Conflicts, Environmental Peacebuilding
  • Mobilities, Displacement, Migration, Climate-induced Migration
  • Co-Creation of Knowledge, Interepistemic Dialogue

Research Regions: Latin America, Southern Africa

International Research Coordination

Since 12.2023   Prodigy – Working Package III Regional Diversity in Conversion - Understanding and analysis of the nested nature of constant change

2018-2020   Mangroves and Meaning-Making: A mutual relationship over time: https://www.leibniz-zmt.de/en/research/research-projects/meaning-of-mangroves.html

Curriculum vitae

01.2023-11.2023     Senior Policy Advisor at German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Division: Policy Issues of Discplament and Migration, Berlin, Germany.

06.2021-12.2022     Programme Coordinator: «Transformation of resource conflicts and promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Bolivian lowlands», Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Civil Peace Service, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

09.2020-05.2021    Doctoral Candidate at Socium Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy and Institute of Sociology at University of Bremen.

09.2018-09.2020    Doctoral Candidate at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Knowledge and Development Sociology Working Group and affiliated to Mangrove Ecology Group, Bremen.

08.2016-08.2018    Advisor for conflict transformation in resource conflicts and Gender, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Civil Peace Service, Boliva.

11.2013-01.2016    Advisor for a sustainable local economy and public-private dialogue in the Bazaruto Marine National Park Area, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Programme ‘ProEcon’, Mozambique.

01.2011-03.2013    Team Leader «Sustainability Department», Vamizi Island / Angoche, Cabo Delgado Biodiversity Trust, Mozambique.


ESPOL University Guayaquil, Ecuador

University of Bremen, Institute of Sociology