Former Team Members

Dr. Sabine Weiland

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Environmental and Sustainability Politics
  • Sustainability Governance, Reflexive Governance
  • Climate policy, Resource policy, Agricultural policy, Forest policy, Biodiversity
  • Policy Assessment
  • Science-Policy Interface
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research
  • Comparative Policy Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

2013 - 2016

Senior researcher, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Department of Environmental Politics

2010 - 2014

Senior researcher, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin

2008 - 2010

Senior Researcher, Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Université Catholique Louvain, Belgium

2007 - 2008

Research Fellow, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), Sciences-Po, Paris, France

2006 - 2010

Part-time Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Lüneburg, Germany

2005 - 2007

Researcher, Centre for Biotechnology, Society and Environment (BIOGUM), University of Hamburg, Germany

2003 - 2004

Part-time Lecturer at the Centre for Europe and North America Studies and the Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

2002 - 2003

Marie Curie Fellow, Environmental Politics Training Site, Centre for Research on Environmental Sustainability (CRES), Keele University, UK

1997 - 1998

Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

1995 - 1997

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen, Germany

Visiting Fellowships

05 - 07/2009

Visiting Fellow, Governance & Sustainability Programme, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster University, London, UK


Visiting Fellow at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences-Po, Paris, France


Visiting Fellow at the Rural Sociology Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

08 - 09/2000

Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK

Academic Education

since 2009

Work on Habilitation (Working title: "Reflexive governance revisited − exploring the concept as a strategy for sustainable development"), FU Berlin

1998 - 2004

PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School “The Future of the European Social Model”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Centre for Europe and North America Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany

1991 - 1997

Undergraduate Studies in Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Public Law), University of Göttingen, Germany

Professional Membership

  • German Political Science Organisation (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, DVPW), Working Group Environmental Policy and Global Change (AK Umwelt und Global Change), Board member since 2012
  • German Sociological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, DGS), Section Environmental Sociology (Sektion Umweltsoziologie)
  • German Association for Ecological Economic Research (Vereinigung für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, VÖW)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA), Research Committee 24 (Environment and Society)