Dr. Dorothea Wehrmann

Function: Project Lead & Senior Researcher

Specialization: Sociology & Political Science

Work areas:

  • Agenda 2030
  • Arctic and Antarctic politics
  • Urban development
  • Local participation and transnational cooperation
  • Partnerships and networks


since 1/2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation"
10/2018-3/2019 Bielefeld University
8/2017-12/2017 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
10/2013-4/2017 Bielefeld University
PhD Political Science, Dissertation "Polar Entanglements? (Critical) Geopolitics of the Changing Polar Regions in Inter-American Perspective"
10/2016-3/2017 Bielefeld University
4/2014-9/2015 Bielefeld University
4/2009-10/2012 Bielefeld University
Master Programs “Inter-American Studies” and “Political Communication”,
MA thesis “(Doing) Business with “the Poor”- A Critical Analysis Of Microfinance In Peru”
10/2012-3/2013 Osnabrück University
Bachelor Program “Social Sciences” (Major Sociology)

Member of

  • International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
  • European International Studies Association
  • Institute for World Society Studies
  • Center for InterAmerican Studies
  • Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology
  • German Political Science Association (GPSA), Thematic group Polar and Maritime Policy
  • UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic and Northern Governance

Expertise work for

  • Journal of Urban Planning
  • Ocean and Society (Editorial Board)
  • Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA)
  • Politics and Governance
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
  • Journal of International Relations and Development

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces