Portraitfoto der Mitarbeiterin Maria-Dorothea Wolf.

M. Sc. Maria-Dorothea Wolf

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

Maria-Dorothea Wolf is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Regional Science. Studying in Peru, Brazil and Chile, she has specialised on Latin America as a subject of research. Currently, she is researching processes of sustainability discourses in Northern Patagonia. In addition to her research activities, she is responsible for coordinating the double masters with Chile and Argentina at the IfR and is also involved in teaching.

Research interest

  • Perception of environmental degradation
  • Local space-related processes
  • Critical sustainabilities


  • Plural Perspectives on Development and Current Research from the Global South (Seminar, in german)
  • Regional Science Seminar I (Seminar, in german)
  • Paradigms of Risk-oriented Spatial Planning - Introduction (Lecture, in german)

Conferences/ lectures/ special activities

  • Oral presentation „Just talk? Approaching Bottom-up Practices of Local Actors to Adress Environmental-related Challenges in Southern Chile”, AESOP Annual Congress Spaces for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice, Tartu 25.-29.07.2022

Professional experience

  • since 2022 Doctoral candidate at IfR, KIT
  • since 2021 Member ARL Forum Nachwuchs
  • since 2021 Research associate at IfR, KIT
  • 2020 – 2021 Employee at coordination office of Hector Fellow Academy und Exzellenzcluster 3DMM2O, International Department KIT
  • 2018 – 2021 M. Sc. Regionalwissenschaft/Raumplanung (KIT), Germany, and Magíster en Ciencias Regionales (UdeC), Chile
  • 2015 – 2016 University semester abroad studying Relações Internacionais at PUC Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2013 – 2017 B. A. Latin American Studies, ZILAS, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany