Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste


Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste
Guest scientist

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

Area of expertise and research

  • Urban development in emergent and developing countries
  • Vulnerability of urban infrastructure
  • Waste management and sanitation
  • Participatory action research
  • Environmental behavior and education

Academic and Professional Background

since 2015

Marie-Curie Global Fellow - H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – European Commission

since 2014

Lecturer, Department of Spatial Planning and Research, Faculty of Architecture Bauhaus- Universität Weimar, Germany

2014 – 2014

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Human Settlement Studies, Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam

2007 – 2012

PhD (summa cum laude) Urban Studies, Chair of Raumplanung und Raumforschung, Bauhaus- Universität Weimar

since 2011

Research Fellow at the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

2010 – 2011

Honorary Associate, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Sydney

2010 – 2010

Research associate, Randwick and Waverley Councils, Sydney

2009 – 2010

Waste education workshop Facilitator, City of Sydney, Sydney

2008 – 2010

Visiting Scholar, Environment, Behaviour and Society (EBS) Research Group, University of Sydney, Sydney

2007 – 2010

DAAD Fellowship for PhD research, Bauhaus University, Weimar

2005 – 2007

MSc. European Urban Studies, Bauhaus University, Weimar

2004 – 2005

Research associate, Instituto Nacional de Ecología, Mexico City

2000 – 2000

Marketing and Commercial Strategies Diplom, University Iberoamericana, Mexico City

1991 – 1997

Architecture Studies, University Iberoamericana, Mexico City


Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) - Coordinating lead Author - Chapter 12: Housing and Informal Settlements

DAAD Alumni Society-Mexico

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

International Association People-Environment Studies (IAPS) - Housing Network (Coordinator)

Bauhaus Research School