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Isabella Pfusterer

Research Center for Sustainability



Ihnestr. 22
Room 3.14
14195 Berlin

Isabella Pfusterer has been working as a predoctoral fellow at the Research Center for Sustainability since July 2023. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in the project "The Deserving Rich - a multidisciplinary analysis of the (German) production/reproduction of wealth."

In her dissertation, she explores the self-narratives of the wealthy. Through a historical discourse analysis, she examines the arguments used by the rich to justify their privileges in the past 150 years. The analysis focuses on the German Reich, as well as the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

Research interests: poverty and wealth research, development theory and critique, theories of climate justice, qualitative social research (particularly discourse analysis)



2020-2023: Dual Master's Degree in "Political Science - International Affairs" at Freie Universität Berlin and Sciences Po Paris

2020: Global Studies Program, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (summer semester)

2014-2018: Dual Bachelor's Degree in "Political Science - Social Sciences" at the Freie Universität Berlin and Sciences Po Paris, Campus Européen de Nancy


Email address: isabella.pfusterer@fu-berlin.de