Jakob Graf M.A.

Research Assistant, Chair of Environmental Sociology with a Focus on Socio-Ecological Transformation, Resilience Design and Climate Centre for Climate Resilience
Centre for Climate Resilience
Phone: +49 821 598 4870
Email: jakob.graf@uni-a.de
Room: 1210 (I)
Visiting hours: see below
Address: Universitätsstraße 12a, 86159 Augsburg

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Curriculum vitae

since 8/2023
Researcher at the Chair of Environmental Sociology at Universität Augsburg

1/2023 – 7/2023
Research Assistant at the department of Sociology of Work, Industry and Economic Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

4/2019 – 6/2023
PhD at the Institute of Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena with the title: „Die politische Ökonomie der Enteigneten. Extraktivismus, sozialökologische Konflikte und die Kämpfe der Mapuche gegen die Forstindustrie in Chile“ (The political economy of the dispossessed. Extractivism, socioecological conflicts and the struggle of the mapuche against industria forestry in Chile). Supervised by: PD Dr. Stefan Schmalz and Prof. Dr. Klaus Dörre

10/2018 – 3/2019
Junior Fellow at the DFG-funded Research Group on Post-Growth Societies of Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

10/2017 – 9/2018
Research Assistant at the department of Sociology of Work and Industry, and Economic Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

02/2016 – 1/2022
Research Assistant within the research project “Socio-ecological contradictions of capitalist Landnahme” at the Institute of Sociology of Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in the years 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021/2022

9/2015 – 9/2017
Multiple activities as research assistant at the Institute for Sociology of Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

10/2014 – 8/2017
Master of Social Theory at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

4/2014 – 8/2014
Internship at South Asia office of Rosa-Luxemburg-foundation in New Delhi/India

10/2009 – 6/2013
Bachelor of Political Science and Ethics at Free University Berlin

10/2007 – 3/2009
Studies in Economics at Humboldt University Berlin




research priorities

  • Political Economy
  • Political Ecology
  • Global social inequalities
  • Extractivism
  • Socio-ecological conflicts
  • Capitalism in the global south


Winter term 2023/24

S: Klimagerechtigkeit und soziale Ungleichheiten





in progress