Research group for the ethnographic inquiry into ecologies, infrastructures, bodies and knowledges
Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations

Desirée Hetzel

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for European Ethnology and the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

My research interests are environmental anthropology, reception and conceptualization of climate change, human-water interaction. I am currently conducting research in the transdisciplinary project Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC) on imaginaries of hydrosocial territories in Berlin Brandenburg. My dissertation project at LMU Munich dealt with climate change worlding and horticulture in the Pacific Island State of Vanuatu.




Desirée Hetzel & Arno Pascht (2023) Environments and Socialities in Oceania – Changing Ideas and Practices, Anthropological Forum, DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2023.2271675

Hetzel, Desirée, Patricia Usée, Till Goldmann, Pauline Münch, Fabio Brill (2023). Flusspunkte – Szenen aus dem sozialen Leben der Spree. (Aug 28, 2023).

Hetzel, Desirée, Laura Otto, Arno Pascht (2023). Umwelt, Handlungsoptionen und Differenz. Überlegungen zu sozial- und kulturanthropologischen Forschung zwischen lokalen Praktiken und globalen Phänomenen. Boas Blog. Contested Knowledge (Jul 24, 2023)

Hetzel, Desirée, César Giraldo, Yvonne Kunz, Katherine Sammler (2023). Teufelsberg: More-than-mountain. (Feb 8, 2023).