Alexandra Tost

Alexandra Tost

Research Associate

Alexandra Tost joined the IASS in February 2021 as a research associate. She is part of the Ecopol research group (formerly DERE), which examines the contemporary conditions for democracy and considers how our understanding of Earth systems shapes political spaces and planetary justice agendas. In 2022 she is also part of the coordination team of the IASS Focal Topic "Justice in Sustainability". She holds a MA in International Development Studies from Philipps-Universität Marburg and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Universität Potsdam. From 2014 to 2020 worked in political and technical development cooperation in Latin America mainly for GIZ and Friedrich Ebert Foundation. During this time, she coordinated multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary dialogues and knowledge exchange from the local to the international level. Her work and research has focused on topics such as democracy and participation, social ecological transformation, sustainable development as well as climate policy and adaptation.

  • Since 2021: IASS Research Associate, Ecopol (formerly DERE) and in 2022 "Justice in Sustainability"
  • 2015-2020: Freelance Consultant for Sustainable Development in Latin America (mainly GIZ and Friedrich Ebert Foundation)
  • 2017-2018: Technical Advisor for Dialogue Mechanisms at GIZ in Peru at the project Adaptation of public investments to climate change in Latin America
  • 2012-2015: MA in International Development Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 2011-2015: Freelance trainer for political education
  • 2011-2012: Project manager for Global learning at vocational schools at ICJA Freiwilligenaustausch weltweit e.V., Berlin
  • 2006-2011: BA in Political Science and Economics, Universität Potsdam
  • Demokratie und Partizipation
  • Sozial-ökologische Transformation
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Nachhaltigkeitsgovernance
  • Lateinamerika
  • Extraktivismus
  • Transdisziplinarität und Multi-Stakeholder-Koordination
  • Klimapolitik

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Tost, Alexandra; Reperger, Simone: Zwischen Klimawandel und sozialen Unruhen: Chiles Klimapolitik als Gastgeber der UN-Konferenz 2019 (engl. Between climate change and social unrest: Chile's climate policy as host of the UN Conference 2019) - Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 2019. ISBN 978-3-96250-474-8.