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Florence Catherine Nick 


Since October 2017, Florence has been studying in the Joint Master Program “Geographies of Environmental Risks and Human Security” at the United Nations University and the University of Bonn. She has been working as a research assistant in the working group of Julia Verne since May 2018. Before that, she completed her Master 1 degree at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France, with a specialization in climate, risk, environment and health. Her Bachelor’s thesis that she wrote in the Uni Bonn Institute for Development Geography focuses on post-politics, resistance in international climate negotiations and ethnographic observations.   

In cooperation with the Centre for Global Asia at the NYU Shanghai, Florence is taking part in an internship between Februrary and April 2019in the Team of Prof. Dr. Tansen Sen, where she will also prepare her master thesis.

Michael Witte


Michael studied from 2012 to 2017 at the Philipps-University Marburg, finishing it successfully with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. Since the winter-term 2017/18 he is studying in his masters in Geography with a specialization in “Globalisation and Development” and a focus on urbanization development in the global south. Since January 2018 he is supporting the RGs of Julia Verne, Detlef Müller-Mahn and since April 2018 also the CRC228 "Future Rural Africa: Future-making and social-ecological transformation".   


Robin Ehl

Robin studies Political Science and Sociology as his main subject and Geography as minor at the University of Bonn. He is part of the research group of Prof. Julia Verne since July 2018. Most of all, he supports Lisa Jenny Krieg in multiple domains among which he does transcription of interviews in French and literature research. He studied one year of Geography in France at the University of Toulouse.



Jetske Kolaczek 

Since the winter semester 2017/18, Jetske has been studying Geography at the University of Bonn. In January 2019, she joined the research group Julia Verne. She assists the group in various ways, for example by researching literature or by preparing overviews of research domains.


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