Anna Brietzke is a research assistant in the research unit Biodiversity and People. She studied Latin American and Ancient American Studies and English Studies (B.A.) in Bonn and Cultural and Social Anthropology (M.A.) in Marburg. Within her focus areas Environmental Anthropology and Anthropology of Conflict, she is particularly interested in human-environment relations, indigenous land rights, environmental conflicts, and practices of decolonization. In her master’s thesis, Anna Brietzke investigated the role of land(rights) for an indigenous community in Ecuador and to what extent their struggle for land can be characterized as a decolonial practice.
Focus of research
- Environmental Anthropology and Anthropology of Conflict
- Ethnographic fieldwork
- Land use, biodiversity and agriculture