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M.Sc. Alexandra Goritz


Research Fellow


Arbeitsbereich Bildungsforschung und soziale Systeme
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 24/135
14195 Berlin

Alexandra is a research fellow, working on the project “CONNECT: Connections and Levels of Influence of Treaty Secretariats in International Environmental and Disability Policy over Time”. The project is part of the research unit "International Public Administration" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Within the project, she writes her dissertation with focus on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

For her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Public Administration, she studied at the University of Konstanz and the University Carlos III in Madrid. Afterwards, she pursued a Master’s degree in Environment and Development (MSc) at the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE). In her thesis, she examined the influence of foreign direct investment on sustainable development in developing countries.

During and after her studies, she also gained experience in development cooperation in Germany and Peru, working on climate and environmental policy as well as sustainability and human rights issues. Moreover, she worked for the think tank E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).


Goritz, A., Schuster, J., Jörgens, H., & Kolleck, N. (2020). International Public Administrations on Twitter: A Comparison of Digital Authority in Global Climate Policy. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2020.1824548.

Saerbeck, B., Well, M., Jörgens, H., Goritz, A., & Kolleck, N. (2020). Brokering Climate Action: The UNFCCC Secretariat between Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders. Global Environmental Politics, 20(2), 105–127. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00556.

Weyers, T., Goritz, A., Lange, K., & Mohr, K. (2020). Die Bedeutung von Klimapolitik während der Europawahl 2019: Wie das Thema die Agenden prägte. In M. Kaeding, M. Müller, & J. Schmälter (Eds.), Die Europawahl 2019 (pp. 289–300). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29277-5_24.

Goritz, A., Kolleck, N., & Jörgens, H. (2019). Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Education: The Potential of Social Network Analysis Based on Twitter Data. Sustainability, 11(19), 5499. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11195499.

Goritz, A., Kolleck, N., & Jörgens, H. (2019). Analyzing Twitter Data: Advantages and Challenges in the Study of UN Climate Negotiations. SAGE Research Methods Caseshttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526472441.

Isoaho, K., Goritz, A. & Schulz, N. (2017). Governing Clean Energy Transitions in China and India. In Arendt, D., Arndt, C., Miller, M., Zinaman, O., & Tarp, F. (Eds.), The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions (pp. 231-249). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0012.

Other publications

Kolleck, N. & Goritz, A. (2019, 17. Oktober). Klimabildung in Zeiten der Krise (online). Friedrichs Bildungsblog, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. https://www.fes.de/themenportal-bildung-arbeit-digitalisierung/bildung/artikelseite-bildungsblog/klimabildung-in-zeiten-der-krise.

Schulz, S., Goritz, A. & Schwartzkopff. J. (2017). Climate and Energy Snapshot: Czech Republic. The Political Economy of the Low-Carbon Transition. Briefing Paper. Berlin: Third Generation Environmentalism. https://www.e3g.org/publications/climate-energy-snapshot-czech-republic/

Schulz, S., Amon, A., Goritz, A. & Schwartzkopff. J. (2017). Climate and Energy Snapshot: Hungary. The Political Economy of the Low-Carbon Transition. Briefing Paper. Berlin: Third Generation Environmentalism. https://www.e3g.org/publications/climate-energy-snapshot-hungary/

Conference papers

Goritz, A., Helm, S.,Jörgens, H. & Kolleck, N. (2020). Tweeting about climate change – Analysing actor activity, sentiments and their effects during global climate negotiations, Offene Sektionstagung der DVPW-Sektion Internationale Beziehungen, 7-9 Oktober, Freiburg (online).

Goritz, A., Jörgens, H. & Kolleck, N. (2019). International Bureaucracies and Online Social Networks: The Case of the UN Climate Change Secretariat on Twitter, ECPR General Conference, 4-7 September, Wroclaw.

Jörgens, H., Saerbeck, B., Well, M., Kolleck, N., Goritz, A. & Schuster, J. (2019). Towards a Global Administrative Space in Environmental Governance? Mapping the Administrative Embeddedness of International Environmental Secretariats, IASIA Conference, 22-26 July, Lisbon.

Goritz, A., Jörgens, H., Kolleck, N., Saerbeck, B.& Well, M. (2019). Cooperation Networks around Climate Change Negotiations, Spring Campus Conference, 1-5 April, Berlin

Kolleck, N., Jörgens, H., Sperzel, S., Well, M. & Goritz, A. (2018). The Role of Social Networks during Global Climate Change Conferences, Spring Campus Conference, 9-13 April, Berlin.

Jörgens, H., Goritz, A.; Kolleck, N. & Schuster, J. (2018). Strategische Einflussnahmen Internationaler Bürokratien: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen zu Vertrauen und Einfluss, Grenzen der Demokratie / Frontiers of Democracy: 27. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW), 25-28 September, Frankfurt.

Goritz, A., Kolleck, N. & Jörgens, H. (2018): A Systematic Analysis of the Social Relations Between Non-State Actors and the UNFCCC Secretariat, ECPR General Conference, 22-25 August, Hamburg.