Prof. Dr. Sina Leipold
Head of the Department of Environmental Politics
Research Unit Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
for Environmental Research − UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany
phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1215
Prof. of Environmental Politics, UFZ Leipzig & University of Jena
04/2017 − 08/2021
Assistant Professor & PI of Research Group “Circulus: Opportunities & challenges of transition to a sustainable circular bio-economy”, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg
Visiting Scholar, Inst. f. Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Visiting Scholar, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA
Visiting Scholar, Ecological Economics Group, University of Economics & Business Vienna, Austria
09/2016 − 03/2017
PI of the Research Group “Circulus” & Lecturer, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, GER
09/2015 – 08/2016
Postdoc & Lecturer, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, GER
09/2012 – 08/2015
PhD Candidate, Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, GER
01/2011 – 06/2012
Research Associate, Division of Organic Farming, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
09/2012 – 01/2016
Doctor of Philosophy on “Discursive Agency in Forest Policy − An Interpretive Analysis of the Politics of the Timber Legality Regime” at the University of Freiburg
04/2008 – 05/2010
M.A. Social Sciences from FLACSO Argentina (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales) & University of Freiburg
07/2008 – 05/2009
Exchange student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and FLACSO Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10/2004 – 09/2007
B.A. Political Science and History from Ruhr University Bochum
Leipold, S. (2020): Transforming ecological modernization ‘from within’ or perpetuating it? The circular economy as EU environmental policy narrative, Environmental Politics 0:0, 1-23.
Leipold, S., Feindt, P., Winkel, G., Keller, R. (2019): Discourse analysis of environmental policy revisited: traditions, trends, perspectives, Editorial to the Special Issue “Discourse, power and environmental policy: Two decades of discursive policy analysis”, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.
Leipold, S., Petit-Boix, A. (2018): The circular economy and the bio-based sector − Perspectives of European and German stakeholders. Journal of Cleaner Production, 201, 1125-1137.
Leipold, S., Winkel, G. (2017): Discursive Agency: (Re-)Conceptualizing Actors and Practices in the Analysis of Discursive Policymaking. Policy Studies Journal, 45(3), 510-534.
Leipold, S. (2014): Creating forests with words — A review of forest-related discourse studies, Forest Policy and Economics 40: 12-20.