Theresa Herdlitschka, M.A.

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics

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

Theresa Herdlitschka

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Socio-ecological Transformation
  • Sustainability and Governance
  • Energy landscapes
  • Narratives and Epistemologies
  • Gender studies and intersectional inequality research
  • Qualitative Methods

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

since 10/2023

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

since 10/2021

Researcher, DFG-funded project “Spatial Transformation Processes of Energy Transition – Analytical and Design Perspectives from Gender Studies in Spatial Planning, Academy for territorial development in the Leibniz Association (ARL), Hannover

03/2021 – 09/2021

Research assistant, Institute of Sociology, University of Jena

09/2019 – 02/2021

Research assistant, Team Diversity and Inclusion, UFZ Leipzig

09/2018 – 09/2019

Research assistant, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, UFZ Leipzig


10/2018 – 11/2021

Master in Sociology (M.A.) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

10/2013 – 09/2017

Bachelor in Social Sciences (B.Sc.) at the University of Cologne

08/2015 – 12/2015

Exchange semester at University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago (Chile)


Dankers, J., Herdlitschka, T., Kapitza, K, & Mölders, T. (im Erscheinen). Energielandschaften nachhaltig:er gestalten? Geschlechterperspektiven auf räumliche Transformationsprozesse der Energiewende. In M. Leibenath, L. Gailing & A. Birnbaum (Hrsg.). Landschaften und sozial-ökologische Transformationen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Dankers, J., Herdlitschka, T., Kapitza, K, & Mölders, T. (im Erscheinen). Geschlechterperspektiven auf Landschaft. In O. Kühne, F. Weber, K. Berr & C. Jenal (Hrsg.). (2023). Handbuch Landschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer.