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Leonie S. Grunau

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Research Fellow + PhD Student

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.06
44789 Bochum

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Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-19024

Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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Research Interests

  • Sustainable Development in Latin America
  • Localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • International relations
  • Political Economy of Extractivism
  • Post colonialism


07/2019 ‑ 12/2019   Latin American Studies – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
10/2018 ‑ 02/2021   M.A. International Development Studies with a focus on Latin America – Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
(Thesis: The neo-extractivism of petroleum as an opponent of the socio-ecological transformation in Latin America - the case study Mexico)
01/2016 ‑ 06/2016   International relations – Universidad del Norte, Colombia
10/2014 ‑ 02/2018   B.A. Social Studies with a focus on intercultural relations – University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany
(Thesis: Trade unions in Mexico and the state’s role in regulating employment - What options do workers have in the struggle for more rights?)

How to contact us

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr University Bochum

Room 2.04
Universitaetsstr. 105
D-44789 Bochum

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone:   +49-(0)234 / 32-22418
or   32-22243
Fax:   +49-(0)234 / 32-14-294

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Latest Publications

Anne Siebert: Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture. Concepts, Politics, and Practice in South Africa. Routledge, 2022, 174 S.

Mariana Vilmondes: Accountability Relations in Social Housing Programs. A comparative legal analysis of Brazilian and Chilean case studies. Berlin: Logos, 529 S. [more information]

Elkhan Richard Sadik-Zada and Andrea Gatto: Vulnerability to the urban heat islands effect in the Global North and the Global South: assessment of the drivers and mitigation strategies. in: Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation. Elsevier 2022, Pages 29-45. (online available)

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