Dr. Johanna Höhl
Johanna Höhl has been a research associate in the Department of Economic and Social Geography since March 2023. Previously, she worked in the scientific management of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy and as Academic Coordinator of the Center of Excellence in Research and Teaching at the Heidelberg Center Latin America. Since 2018, she has been leading a project funded by the Chilean Agency for Research and Development (ANID) that focuses on water governance in Indigenous territories in southern Chile. Johanna Höhl studied Regional Studies of Latin America at the University of Cologne and received her PhD in 2014 at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in the Department of Latin American History.
Her research interests lie in the field of resource governance. Here, the focus is on the one hand, on the interrelationships of actors at different levels in the context of energy transitions. On the other hand, she looks at questions of water governance using qualitative research methods. Particularly, she focuses on decision-making processes regarding access to and use of water as well as the role of (indigenous) knowledge in this context in Latin America.