Dr. Anne-Katrin Broocks


Dr. Anne-Katrin Broocks (she / her)

Social Scientist: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

Institute for Latin American Studies at Free University Berlin

Senior Researcher

+49 (0)30 838 63789

Room 208

Boltzmannstr. 4

14195 Berlin

Homepage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne-Katrin-Broocks


2023    PhD Social Sciences – Knowledge Sociology, University of Bremen, Thesis: «Mangroves and Meaning-Making over time: Globalized discourse and it impacts on Mangrove Use». Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), DAAD Scholarship for  fieldwork phase in Ecuador. Adjunct fellow: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS).

2009    M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Latin American Studies & German Literature at University of Hamburg. Thesis: Transnational Backpacker Culture in South America

Research Interests and Skills

  • NaturesCultures, Human-Nature Interaction
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Resource Conflicts, Environmental Peacebuilding
  • Mobilities, Displacement, Migration, Climate-induced Migration
  • Co-Creation of Knowledge, Interepistemic Dialogue

Research Regions: Latin America, Southern Africa


International Research Coordination

Since 11.2023   Prodigy – Coordinator Working Package III Understanding and analysis of the nested nature of constant change

2018-2020   Coordination of Mangroves and Meaning-Making over time



Curriculum vitae

01.2023-11.2023     Senior Policy Advisor at German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Division: Policy Issues of Discplament and Migration, Berlin, Germany.

06.2021-12.2022     Programme Coordinator: «Transformation of resource conflicts and promotion of intercultural dialogue in the Bolivian lowlands», Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Civil Peace Service, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

09.2018- 05.2021    Junior Researcher (Doctoral Candidate) at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen

09.2020 – 05.2021    Junior Researcher (Doctoral Candidate), Socium Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy and Institute of Sociology, University of Bremen.

08.2016 – 08.2018    Advisor for conflict transformation in resource conflicts and Gender, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Boliva.

11.2013 – 01.2016    Advisor for a sustainable local economy and public-private dialogue in the Bazaruto Marine National Park Area, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Programme ‘ProEcon’, Mozambique.

01.2011 – 03.2013    Team Leader «Sustainability Department», Vamizi Island / Angoche, Cabo Delgado Biodiversity Trust Ltd., Mozambique.


ESPOL University Guayaquil, Ecuador

University of Bremen, Institute of Sociology

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