Victoria Luh

Victoria Luh

Research Associate

Victoria Luh has been working as a research associate in the project "Social Transformation and Policy Advice in Lusatia" at the IASS since May 2019. She operates at the interface between research and accompanying local actors during periods of transformation. Previously, she wrote her master thesis in the context of the project interests which examined the question of lasting motifs of the experiences with transformation after 1989 in current processes of coal exit and structural change in Lusatia. In this context she conducted an ethnographic study in the district of Spree-Neiße. She is interested in discovering and co-creative development of local knowledge and cooperative organization of social change. Between 2015 and 2017 she worked as a junior advisor at comit GmbH, a small consulting company in the developmental sector. She dealt with potentials in peripheries and links between social change and rural electrification in West Nile in the north of Uganda. Victoria Luh studied social sciences, political sciences and business psychology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Leuphana University of Lüneburg and University of Ljubljana.

Professional Experience

  • Since May 2019 Research associate in the project "Social Transformation and Policy Advice in Lusatia"
  • 2018-2019 Student assistant and master thesis in the project „Social Transformation and Policy Advice in Lusatia"
  • 2015-2018 Junior advisor and associate at comit GmbH

Education

  • 2016-2019 Master programme social sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2013-2014 Semester abroad at the University of Ljubljana, Slowenia
  • 2011-2015 Bachelor programme political sciences and business psychology at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • 2010-2011 Studium Generale at Leibniz Kolleg, Tübingen
  • Transformative research
  • Local knowledge in social transformation
  • Democracy; how people view democracy
  • Sustainability studies
  • Qualitative and interpretative methods in social sciences