Jenny Kurwan

Junior Researcher

Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation
Jenny Kurwan
+49 30 2887458-17
+49 30 2887458-40

Education and Academic Training

  • Master of Arts: Educational Science und Sustainability Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Master Thesis: Exnovation as social-ecological transformation? A comparative analysis of arguments of trade unions and environmental associations regarding the coal phase-out (2015 - 2019)
  • Bachelor of Science: Environmental Sciences, Leuphana University Lüneburg (2009 - 2014)
  • Semester Abroad: Karlstad University, Sweden (2012)

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant (2018 - 2019) and Junior Researcher (since 2019) at the Wuppertal Institute
  • Freelance work as an educational referent on the topics of degrowth, environmental psychology and group leadership e.g. for the Voluntary Ecological Services Schleswig-Holstein, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Berlin and the ASA program of Engagement Global (since 2010)
  • Intern at the Heinrich Böll Foundation Brandenburg (2016)
  • Student Assistant at the Leuphana University Lüneburg (2010 - 2018) in various inter- and transdisciplinary research projects and teaching modules (especially on the topics of social ecology, bioplastics and university didactics in sustainable development)

Research Focus

  • Social-science aspects of energy transition
  • Regional transformation processes and structural change towards sustainable development
  • Industrial transformation