Friederike is an organization scholar particularly interested in corporate and political responses to climate change and environmental sustainability. She studies how responsibility for climate change mitigation and sustainability is negotiated and contested between different societal actors. Specifically, she explores how consumerist discourses are mobilised in the construction of and contestations over political and corporate responses to climate change and food sustainability.
Friederike holds a MSc in Environmental Policy & Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) as well as a bachelor degree in Corporate Management & Economics from Zeppelin University in Germany. Her studies included a semester abroad at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a research stay at Copenhagen Business School. Before joining SSE, she worked amongst others for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva.
Moreover, Friederike is also a co-founder of The Methods Lab at SSE, organizing so-called "Methods Clinics" with guest speakers on a regular basis.