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Dr. Thilo Wiertz

Research associate and lecturer
E-Mail: thilo.wiertz[at]
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-3569
Room: 02026


Research topics

  • Political Geography
  • Assemblage Theory
  • Climate Engineering
  • Digital media research


  • 12/2015
   Doctoral degree from Heidelberg University (thesis title: "Politische Geographien heterogener Gefüge: Climate Engineering und die Vision globaler Klimakontrolle")
  • since 4/2015
   Research associate and lecturer at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 2012-2015
   Project scientist at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
  • 2013
   Contributing author of the IPCC´s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group III
  • 2011-2012
   Associate of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin
  • 2009-2012
   Stipendiary of the Marsilius Kolleg and researcher at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University
  • 2009
   Graduation in Geographie (Dipl.-Geogr.), Heidelberg University (Dipl.-Geogr.)
  • 2003-2009
   Studies in Geography, Environmental Physics and Political Economics


  • Qualitative research methods
  • Political Geography
  • Society-Environment-Technology
  • I supervise Master theses on topics related to my research foci in Geography and the Global Studies Programme (Master of Social Sciences)