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Desirée Hetzel, M.A.

Researcher and doctoral candidate

Areas of research and interest

Human-environment relations, climate change, ontologies, Oceania (Melanesia)

Contact

Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Room: 024
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9629
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Office hours:
Winter term 2019/20: Tuesday 13:00-14:00

Work group

Research and exchange project FALAH (Family, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Health in the Pacific) – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), funded by EU (2020-2024), together with Arno Pascht and Eveline Dürr

 

Project: ‘Localising global climate change policies in Vanuatu: Reception of Knowledge and Cultural Transformations’ (2016-2019), funded by DFG

Research Trips

  • 01/2019-04/2019 Vanuatu, Malekula (funded by GCCW Promovierendenförderung)
  • 10/2016 – 12/2017 Vanuatu, Malekula and Efate (funded by DFG)
  • 1/2015 – 4/2015 Vanuatu, Port Vila (Research Project: Perspectives on Climate Change of youn ni-Vanuatu; funded by DAAD German Academic Exchange Service)

Academic Career

  • Since 2016 Researcher at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • 2016 M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne
  • 2012-2015 Graduate assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne
  • 2011 B.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Educational Science, Karl-Ruprecht Universität Heidelberg

Presentations and Publications

  • 2018 Presentation: ‚Being there‘ – ‚being back‘. Universitäre Lehre nach der Feldforschung; Conference of the research group Anthropology and Education in Heidelberg
  • 2018 Presentation together with Arno Pascht: “Engaging in Adaptation to Climate Change and Generation of Practice in Vanuatu““ Conference on ‘Climate Change Adaptation on Small Islands‘ in Hannover
  • 2018 Presentation together with Arno Pascht: „Yam vs. Feuerholz. Klimawandel und neue Umwelt(en) auf Efate und Malekula. Ein Feldforschungsbericht aus Vanuatu“; Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology LMU
  • 2017 Presentation: ‘New Strategies for New Challenges? Ideas and Practices of Adaptation in Malakula‘; ESfO Conference Munich
  • 2017 together with Arno Pascht ‘Young ni-Vanuatu Encounter Climate Change: Reception of Knowledge and New Discourses’. In: Dürr, Eveline; Pascht, Arno (eds.): ‘Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses: Ontologies, Discourses and Practices in Oceania‘. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2016 together with Stefan Müller-Mathis: “Multi-sited”: Überlegungen zum didaktischen Umgang mit Vielstimmigkeit. Standbein Spielbein, 105.
  • 2015 Presentation: ‘Crisis or Chance? Reception of Climate Change Information by Young ni-Vanuatu‘; GAA Conference in Marburg
  • 2015 Presentation together with Arno Pascht: ‚Travelling Ideas of Climate Change? Knowledge Reception and Transformation by Young ni-Vanuatu‘; ESfO Conference Brussels
  • 2012 Presentation together with Anna Müller: ‚Kulturdedektive. (Nicht) Erkennen des Eigenen und des Anderen‘; Conference of the research group Anthropology and Education (GAA) in Heidelberg