Chair for Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

Welcome to the page of Prof. Dr. Angela Oels, full professor and chairholder “Political Science with a specialization in climate politics” 

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels was appointed to the newly established Center for Climate Resilience in April 2022. She is an internationally distinguished international relations scholar with much experience in trans- and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her research focus are the UN climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, which she studies from the perspective of climate governmentality studies (of which she is a co-founder). In particular, she investigates climate adaptation, climate resilience and the negotiations on loss and damage, including the contested topic of climate-induced mobility/ displacement. Secondly, Prof. Oels is interested in how digitalization needs to be governed to ensure that it contributes to sustainability transformations. She is hosting an international, interdisciplinary conference on this topic in September 2023 at Augsburg University. Finally, Prof. Oels studies from the perspective of democratic theory how stakeholder participation processes in climate adaptation can be designed to initiate social change and thus contribute to desirable climate futures.

Angela Oels received her PhD from the University of East Anglia (UK) and her habilitation from the University of Hamburg on “The discursive construction of climate change as a security issue”. Her past positions include a postdoc position at the climate excellence cluster CliSAP at the University of Hamburg, a Humboldt Visiting Professorship at Lund University in Sweden, and a Junior Professorship at the Open University of the Netherlands.

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Tagung zu Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit


May 27, 2024

Summer School (27.-30.5.2024) on “Critical Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change: Governmentality, Political Ecology, and New Materialism"

The Chairs of Climate Politics, Environmental Sociology, and Urban Climate Resilience host a summer school on “Critical Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change: Governmentality, Political Ecology, and New Materialism", from 27th to 30th May 2024.

Summer School
May 8, 2024

Zentrum für Klimaresilienz prominent vertreten bei der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaft

Am 4.Mai fand in Augsburg zum dritten Mal die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft statt. Vom Zentrum für Klimaresilienz waren gleich drei Lehrstühle prominent vertreten: Medizin, Humangeographie und Klimapolitik.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft
May 2, 2024

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels zur Vorsitzenden des Deutschen Klima-Konsortiums (DKK) e.V. gewählt

Am 26. April 2024 wurde Frau Prof. Dr. Angela Oels von der Universität Augsburg zur neuen Vorsitzenden des Deutschen Klima-Konsortium e.V. (DKK) gewählt. Das DKK agiert seit 2008 als unabhängige und freie Selbstorganisation der wesentlichen Wissenschaftseinrichtungen der Klimaforschung und Klimafolgenforschung. Prof. Dr. Oels ist Lehrstuhlinhaberin Politikwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Klimapolitik und eine von acht Neuberufenen am Zentrum für Klimaresilienz (ZfK) der Universität Augsburg.

Prof. Dr. Angela Oels


Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

Allgemeine Kontaktinformationen:




Chair for Political Science with a specialization in climate politics

Center for Climate Resilience

University of Augsburg

Universitätsstraße 2

86159 Augsburg


Telefon    +49 821 598 - 4864



Secretary's office: n.n.


Building I, Room 2218



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