Friederike is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Management and Organization (DMO). She is also affiliated with the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum) at SSE.
Friederike is particularly interested in corporate and political responses to climate change and environmental sustainability in the food and agricultural sector. Her research explores how consumerist discourses are mobilised in the construction of and contestations over these responses.
Empirically, Friederike is studying these topics in different empirical contexts including international organisations but also at the intersection of production and consumption. She uses primarily qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.
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.