CVPersonal Data | Education | Professional Experience | Survey organisation and empirical work | Teaching Experience | Consultant / Reviewer | Scientific Committees | Awards and Scholarships
|Year of Birth||1974|
|Ph.D.||Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Doctoral dissertation on “A Common-Pool Resource in Transition: Determinants of Bulgaria’s Postsocialist Irrigation Sector”, 2000-2004
Award of degree: Dr. sc. agr.
With greatest distinction: summa cum laude, 19/11/2004
|Diploma||University of Hohenheim
Graduate studies of Agricultural Economics, 1996-2000
Diploma thesis on “Vietnam`s Rural Credit Market – Determinants of Farmers` Bankability”. Award of degree: Dipl.-Ing. agr. (grade: very good), February 2000
|Bachelor||University of Rostock
Bachelor of Agricultural Ecology (grade: good), 1993-1996
|International education||Université de Montpellier I and Ecole Nationale Supérieur d‘Agriculture (ENSA), Montpellier, France, 09/1998 – 01/1999.
DEA programs (diplôme d’études approfondies) Main subjects: environmental economics, economy of rural development, agricultural economy and policies
University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia, USA, 09/1995 – 03/1996, Main subjects: agricultural economics, anthropology
|09/2010 - 10/2010||Visiting scholar at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA (Prof. Elinor Ostrom)|
|Since 09/2007||Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Division of External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis.
Establishing the research focus ”institutions and natural resources”. Research in the field of New Institutional Economics and natural resource management.
|01/2005 – 12/2008||Research Fellow at the Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.
Researcher and task leader in the SEAMLESS project (System for Environmental and Agricultural Modelling; Linking European Science and Society), funded under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union. Scientific lead and coordination of an international research group on ex-ante agri-environmental and rural development policy assessment as regards institutional compatibility of policy options (www.seamless-ip.org). Supervising master and doctoral theses.
|08/2005 – 10/2005||Visiting scholar at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA (Prof. Elinor Ostrom).|
|08/2003 – 12/2004||Research Associate at the Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.
Liaison manager for an EU-wide research consortium on ”Governance and Institutions for the Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and Natural Resources”. Lobbying and acquisition of third-party funds for scientific research under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union.
|03/2000 – 07/2003||Research Assistant at the Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin.
Researcher and member of the coordination team of the CEESA project (Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe), funded under the 5th Framework Programme of the European Union (www.ceesa.de). Supervising case studies on water in the working group ”Institutions for Sustainability”. Supervising master theses on applied institutional analysis and environmental economics.
|10/2000 – 10/2002||Empirical research for the doctoral thesis with three intermittent visits of altogether six months to Bulgaria|
|02/1999 – 05/1999||Empirical research for diploma thesis in Northern Vietnam, Bac Kan Province|
|IAMO, Halle||Co-organiser of the training course “Integrated Impact Assessment Tools for Central and Eastern European Countries“ in Nové Hrady, Czech Republic, 01–06/02/2009.|
|Humboldt University of Berlin||Summer term 2010, 2011: Mastermodul Land and Water Management, together with Christian Schleyer (BBAW).
Summer term 2008, 2009: Mastermodul Land and Water Management, together with Dr. Scheumann (DIE).
Courses and Seminars in Environmental and Resource Economics.
|Lectures in the frame of MACE. MACE (Modern Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe) is a Marie Curie Training course funded under the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union.||Training Course “Cooperatives in Transition Countries”, 9-13/10/2006 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Summer school: “Agrarian Reform and Rural Development – Changes in Institutions and Organisations, Communication and Governance Structures”, 21-30/07/2007 in Budapest, Hungary
|University Potsdam||Guest lecture in the Seminar “Knowledge in the Politcal Process” , July 16, 2009|
|02/2010-05/2010||Consultancy for the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) on Institutional Requirements for Integrated Water Resource Management in Germany” in the Project „Georesource Water - Challenges of Global Change”|
|10/2009 - 12/2009||Consultancy for the German Development Institute „Best practices to cope with climate change-induced challenges for agricultural water management. A survey on present strategies among water agencies in three developed countries“ in the project „Climate Change and Development“|
|11/2008 - 02/2009||Consultancy for the World Bank in the Project ”Review of Public Service Delivery in Agriculture for Bulgaria and Romania”.|
|11/2006 – 09/2007||Consultancy for the German Development Institute in the project ”Transboundary Groundwater Resources in Africa”. Evaluation of national governance approaches to control groundwater management from an institutional perspective.|
|Journals||International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE), Water International (WIN), Water Resources Management(WARM), Environmental Sccienc & Policy, World Development, Journal of Environmental Management, Land Degradation & Development, Journal of Environmental Management and Planning, Environmental Poliy & Governance, Geoforum|
|2010||Member of the Organizing Committee of the IAMO Forum 2010 on ”Institutions in Transition: Challenges for New Modes of Governance” , June 16-18, 2010, Halle (Saale), Germany|
|2011||Chair of the European IASC Conference 2011 (International Assocciation for the Study of the Commons).|
|since 2010||Working Group ”Adaptation to Climate Change” of the federal research institutes' senat under the lead of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection|
|since 07/2008||Coordination of the Working Group ”New Challenges of the Management of Shared Water Resources” together with the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, USA|
|2010-2008||Mentor of the junior research group in social-ecological research PONA (Politiken der Naturgestaltung)|
|2006||Academic Review Committee at the XIth biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property held in Bali, 18-23/06/2006.|
|Steering Committee of the KULUNDA-Project „KULUNDA - How to prevent the next Global Dust Bowl? – Ecological and Economic Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the Russian Steppes: A Potential Solution to Climate Change”, finanzed by BMBF.|
|2011 - 2012||Participating in the joint university programme for female scientists ProFiL (Professionalisation of Women in Research and Teaching)|
|2008||Nomination for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis 2009 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft|
|2005||Nomination of the Study ”Institutional Constraints for Multiple Use of Water in Bulgaria” as a PRODWAT Case Study of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.|
|2005||Scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Bloomington, Indiana University, USA.|
|2001||ACE-Phare grant for participation at the Seminar ”Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern European Counties: The Environmental Effects of Transition and Need for Change” in Nitra, Slovakia|
|2000||Hans H. Ruthenberg Graduate Award of the Father and Son Eiselen Foundation, Ulm|
|1999||VOLKSWAGEN Foundation: Interdisciplinary Study Programme: Rural Transformation in Northern Vietnam - Impact on agriculture, institutions and gender.|
|Selected for the Expert database \"AcademiaNet\" of outstanding female scientists and scholars. http://www.academianet.de/alias/Profil/Dr-Insa-Theesfeld/1067717|