Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Jonas Hein

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 8, R. 03.015
Phone: +49 431 880-1044
Telefax: +49 431 880-4658

Information about Dr. Jonas Hein


Jonas Hein studied geography, ethnology and political science at the University of Göttingen and at Joseph Fournier University in Grenoble. In 2016, he received his PhD in geography from the University of Göttingen. From 2012 to 2017, he was a research fellow at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. Since 2017, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher in the research group "Social Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Areas" at the Department of Geography at Kiel University. He continues to be an Associate Researcher at DIE and co-leads the working group Social and Political Dimensions of Environmental Justice, funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Jonas Hein is co-founder of the EnJust Network for Environmental Justice and currently a fellow at DenkRaum at Kiel University

Research Questions

Much of Jonas Hein's research focuses on human-environment relations, resource conflicts, international climate politics, and the socio-ecological transformation of coastal areas in northern Germany and Indonesia.

Current research questions:

  • What role do knowledge and power play in shaping transformation processes in urban coastal regions?
  • How do we arrive at an environmentally sound climate policy?
  • How do terrestrial and marine territorialization processes differ?
Current Research

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