Henry Hempel, M.A.

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany


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Research Expertise & Interests 

Circular Economy
European Plastics Strategy
European Green Deal
Chemicals and Plastics Industry
Industry Associations
Discourse and Narrative Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Since 08/2023

Doctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

04/2021 – 06/2023

Research Assistant, Chair for Politics in the European Multilevel System & EU Vista Project, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

06/2018 – 12/2020

Management Consultant, CPC Unternehmensmanagement AG, Berlin & Stuttgart


10/2020 – 07/2023

Master in Economic Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

02/2022 – 07/2022

Participant in Erasmus Student Exchange Programme, Sociology Marmara University, Istanbul

10/2013 – 03/2017

Bachelor in Business and Economics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena


2023. April 25 – 28. Paper Presenter at the European Consortium for Political Research: “Framing the environmental risks of plastics in times of crisis. The role of industry in the EU’s Circular Economy policy” at the Panel “Towards a New Era of Environmental Risk Regulation in the EU? Analysing the EU Regulatory Approach in a Comparative Perspective”. Toulouse, France.