Dr. Anran Luo

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Research Expertise & Interests 

Anran’s research connects diverse fields of knowledge and enhances inter-and-transdisciplinary research for sustainability transformations. She has researched circular economy, waste policy as well as environmental and trade cooperation at the interface of national, supranational and international scales. Using qualitative approaches with a focus on interpretative narrative analysis, she is interested in investigating the underlying emotions, values, and beliefs that drive (in)action towards socially just and environmentally sustainable futures.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

since 07/2022

Post-Doc Researcher, Dept. Environmental Politics, UFZ Leipzig

11/2021 − 04/2022

Scientific Researcher, Dept. Environmental Politics, UFZ Leipzig

04/2017 − 10/2021

PhD Researcher in Circulus Project, Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of Freiburg

03/2015 − 05/2015

Research Assistant, WIFO Project, Institute of Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

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04/2017 – 05/2022

Doctor of Philosophy on “Cooperating on new sustainable visions with old global politics? An interpretive analysis of China-EU circular economy discourse” at the Faculty of Natural Resource and Environment, University of Freiburg

10/2014 – 11/2016

Master of Science in Socio-Ecological-Economics and Policy from the Vienna University of Economics and Business

09/2005 – 01/2011

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada with Co-operative Education Semesters abroad in Monterrey, Mexico and Hong Kong