Since March 2019, Thomas Friedrich has been a research scientist at ISOE in the research unit Energy and Climate Protection in Everyday Life. He studied and earned his doctorate in social and cultural anthropology at the Universities of Cologne and Hamburg. He also completed an additional qualification as a coordinator for climate protection and resource management with a focus on renewable energy at the Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (GNE) in Witzenhausen and gained interdisciplinary research experience at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) in Bielefeld as well as at the Hamburg Cluster of Excellence “Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction” (CliSAP). His research focuses on the everyday challenges and consequences of the societal transformation towards more sustainability. At the universities of Bochum and Cologne he gained teaching experience, especially in the field of qualitative empirical social research.
Focus of Research
- Climate protection and climate change adaptation in everyday life
- Local ecological knowledge and environmental action
- Climate communication
- Energy and resource management
- Qualitative methods of empirical social research