Dr. Christiane Fröhlich (she/her)

Research Fellow

Main focus: Climate & Forced Migration

Twitter handle: @PolitKonflkt

Website/blog: www.christianefroehlich.de

Languages: German, English, French

City: Hamburg

State: Hamburg

Country: Germany

Services: Talk, Moderation, Consulting, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Christiane Fröhlich is a research fellow at the GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. She is particularly interested in the intersection between forced migration, global environmental change, and socio-political upheaval, and in related questions of mobility and climate justice. Her regional focus is mainly on the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Turkey), where she has conducted extensive field research. She is also engaged in cross-regional comparative projects, including the EU-funded consortium “Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (MAGYC)“, in which she leads a work package on “Comparing Crises. Lessons from «migration crises» in North Africa, the Middle East and the Greater Horn of Africa.” Fröhlich holds a PhD from the Center for Conflict Studies at Marburg University.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Threshold Podcast: The Stakes

The number of things at stake in the climate crisis do not fit inside one episode. It's hard to even fit them inside your mind. Part of what makes the potential losses so hard to grasp is that they're happening at lots of different scales, all at the same time. And as we move back and forth between what's happening out our own backdoors with what we know is happening all around the globe, one thing becomes very clear: there's no separating what we're doing to nature from what we're doing to ourselves.

This is Threshold Season 4: “Time to 1.5.” In this episode, we look at what climate chaos could do to our ability to meet our basic needs and live together in relative harmony and explore what we all stand to lose if we don’t act fast enough.

This talk is in: English

In the Climate Chats Podcast, we speak about sustainable development and climate change, including climate management and health. We invite researchers, policy-makers, activists and practitioners from all around the world to share their expertise and practice in short conversations. Climate Chats is a podcast series by the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability and Climate Change Management" at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, hosted on Podigee.

This talk is in: English

November 2019, Workshop Zukünfte der Mobilität, Futurium Berlin. Ganztägiger Workshop zu verschiedenen Mobilitätsformen der Zukunft zur Vorbereitung eines neuen Ausstellungsteils.

This talk is in: German
Workshop-Präsentation und Organisatorin

August 2019. Workshop „Environmental Crises as Economic, Political and Social Crises“. Finanziert durch die Leibniz Forschungsallianz „Krisen in einer globalisierten Welt“, Georg-Eckert-Institute, Braunschweig. Mitorganisatorin und Präsentation zum Thema "Migration im Anthropozän".

This talk is in: English