Katharina Schiller

Project Manager

Katharina Schiller joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in October 2019 as a senior scientist in the Competence Center Policy and Society. She leads an in-house research project on sustainability transitions. Her doctorate, under completion at Wageningen University (NL), explores sustainability transitions of agri-food systems. During her doctorate, she worked in international agricultural research programs at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Nicaragua, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. During her MSc in 'Environmental Protection and Agricultural Food Production' at the University of Hohenheim, she worked at the University's Center for Food Security. Katharina Schiller is an active member of the 'Sustainability transitions in the Global South' network, a thematic group of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN), the international community of transitions scholars. She is currently a member of STRN's steering group.

  • Concept and method development for the analysis of socio-technical system transformations (SYSTRA)

    • Schiller, K.; Klerkx, L.; Poortvliet, P.M.; Godek, W. (2019): Nicaragua’s agroecological transition: Transformation or reconfiguration of the agri-food regime? Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Special Issue on Agroecology Transitions-Transformations. doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2019.1667939.
    • Schiller, K.; Klerkx, L.; Poortvliet, P.M.; Godek, W. (2019): Exploring barriers to the agroecological transition in Nicaragua: A Technological Innovation Systems approach. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2019.1602097.
    • Schiller, K.; Godek, G. (2019): Gender equality politics in populist Nicaragua: The FSLN and the feminist movement. European Conference on Politics and Gender, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Godek, G.; Schiller, K. (2019): The FSLN, Nicaraguan campesino organizations, and the 2018 Nicaraguan insurrection. Latin American Studies Association Conference, Boston, MA, USA.
    • Schiller, K.; Klerkx, L.; Poortvliet, P.M. (2018): The agroecological transition in Nicaragua: A gender lens. International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    • Schiller, K.; Klerkx, L.; Poortvliet, P.M. (2018): Gender differences in the adoption of agroecological practices: Evidence from Nicaragua. Latin American Studies Association Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Schiller, K. (2016): Apoyo a los agricultores en el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad agrícola: prácticas actuales en Nicaragua. LEISA – Revista de Agroecología 32:2, septiembre 2016, pp. 17-19.
    • Kriesemer, S.K.; Schiller, K.; Virchow, D.; Jordan, I. (2016): Identifying sustainable technologies that help address the problem of malnutrition. Acta Horticulturae 1128, pp. 29-34.
    • Schiller, K.; Giller, O.; van der Hoek, R.; Klerkx, L. (2015): Innovation platforms at work: Scaling up agroecology in Nicaragua. Conference on International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (Tropentag), Berlin, Germany.
    • Wigboldus, S.; Schiller, K. (2015): Enhancing dynamic systems research by activating integrative perspectives on processes of scaling up in agricultural development and innovation. International Conference on Integrated Systems Research, Ibadan, Nigeria.