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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".     

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.





Rupert Neuhöfer  

From 2012 to 2016 Rupert studied Humangeography and Political Science at Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. After a gap-year doing internships he enrolled in the Geography Masters program at Bonn University in 2017 and studied one term at York University in Toronto, Canada. He’s interested in research at the intersections of Cultural and Economic Geography, Political Ecology, Development Studies and STS. Within the CRC228 “Future Rural Africa” Rupert works at Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and supports the RG Verne since January 2020.

 Oleg Ködding-Zurmühlen

Oleg graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Bonn with a thesis on geographical representations of the indigenous environmental movement of Standing Rock. In October 2017, he began studying geography for his Master's degree at the University of Bonn. In 2019 he completed a semester abroad in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Since April 2020 he supports the RG Verne. He works mainly on maritime and more-than-human geography and is interested in transformational politics and speculative futures. Besides his studies, he does Storytelling for Earthly Survival with the i Gigi Saggi art collective.



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