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Laura Schimmöller

Cohort 2022

Topic of PhD Thesis: Mobilizing Social Transformation: How Social Movements Re-Imagine Human and More-Than-Human Rights in Times of Ecological Crises

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Freie Universität Berlin, WZB Social Science Center

Doctoral Researcher, RU Orders

Boltzmannstraße 20
14195 Berlin

Education and Work Experience

  • Since 09/2022: Freie Universität Berlin, Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script", Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies, Doctoral Researcher
  • 04/2021 - 03/2022: Hitotsubashi University, M.A. International Relations and Law
  • 09/2019 - 09/2020: KU Leuven, M.A. European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives
  • 10/2014 - 10/2018: Universität Bremen, LL.B. Comparative and European Law

Academic Appointments, Scientific Activities & Outreach

  • Since 09/2022: Global Sociology research program at WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Visiting Researcher
  • 06/2022 - 08/2022: Global Sociology research program at WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Student Assistant
  • 05/2020 - 06/2022: Centre for Sociological Research at KU Leuven. ResPecTMe Project, Student Assistant

Research Interests

  • Human Rights
  • Global Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Climate Litigation
  • Rights of Nature
  • Law and Society
  • Schimmöller, L. 2020, 'Paving the Way for Rights of Nature in Germany: Lessons Learnt from Legal Reform in New Zealand and Ecuador', Transnational Environmental Law, 9(3), pp. 569-592. doi: 10.1017/S2047102520000126.