Institute of Regional Science
Alena Israel

M. Sc. Alena Fernandes de Freitas

  • Institut für Regionalwissenschaft
    Geb. 10.50
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe

Research focus

  • Development research
  • Micro- and small-scale enterprises
  • Industrial cluster
  • Governance of expanding energy systems
  • Regional focus Latin America

Teaching

  • Supervision of students‘ projects
  • Seminar “Alternative approaches in the social sciences and their contribution to spatial research“
  • Seminar “Regional problems and planning concepts in developing countries“

Professional Career

since Dec 2016

Graduate School for Climate and Environment - GRACE

since Jul 2016 PhD thesis on Governance of expanding energy systems using the example of Peru
since Jan 2016

Research associate
Institute of Regional Science (IfR)/KIT

Aug 2012 – Nov 2015

M.Sc. Regional Science/Spatial Planning
Institute of Regional Science (IfR)/KIT

Mar 2012 – Aug 2012

Internship “Metropolisation and Megaevents: Impacts of the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016“
Observatório das Metrópoles
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

Aug 2010 – Apr 2011

Semester abroad
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

Oct 2008 – Apr 2012

B.Sc. International Economics
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

 

Conferences

2018 with Rocío J. Herrera: Challenging water-energy governance: the mega-hydropower project in Río Marañón and its contestation. Conference paper presented at: MEETINGS-Making Science, Technology and Society Together - EASST, Lancaster.
2018 with Mathias Jehling: Conflicting energy transitions: ‘Modern’ and ‘traditional’ development paths of solar energy in Arequipa, Peru. Conference paper presented: Breaking the Rules! Energy Transitions as Social Innovations, Leibniz Research Allience on Energy Transition, Berlin.
2017 with Mathias Jehling: Local and National dynamics in expanding energy systems – An institutionalist perspective on urban energy transition in Arequipa, Peru. Presentation held at: International Conference – Decolonising geographical knowledges - RGS with IBG, London.
2017 with Rocío J. Herrera: Water-energy governance: the mega hydropower project in Río Marañón, Peru. Presentation held at: International Conference – Decolonising geographical knowledges - RGS with IBG, London.
2017 Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Lateinamerika, Nachwuchstagung Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Weingarten.

 

Honorary activities

Reviewer International Development Planning Review