Since October 2018 Eva Eichenauer is a research associate in the project “ReGerecht - Integrative development of a just balance of interests between cities, urban surroundings and rural areas”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Within the project Eva analyses infrastructure and land use conflicts, focusing on rural-urban relations and “energy justice”, “spatial justice” and “infrastructural justice”.
Eva Eichenauer studied Sociology and Southeast Asian Studies in Berlin, Potsdam and Penang/Malaysia. Her thesis addressed the relationship of mass media and democracy in Malaysia from a systems theory point of view. She worked as a student assistant in various research projects ranging from dynamics of religion in Southeast Asia to sustainable lifestyles in India at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). From 2014-2018 she was a research associate at PIK where she worked on local infrastructural conflicts in the Energy Transitions and on sustainable lifestyles.
Further fields of interest include democratization processes and sustainable transitions in Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as feminist and post-colonial theory.