Dr. Yvonne Franke

Dr. Yvonne Franke is Acting Professor for the Sociology of Diversity since 26 August 2020.

Dr. Yvonne Franke is a political scientist who earned her doctorate at the Otto-Suhr Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. Her thesis, a grounded theory study, dealt with questions of power and rule/authority/domination using the example of the dairy chain in Argentina. Before joining the Diversity Research Institute, she worked as a lecturer and research associate at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg.

Dr. Yvonne Franke was the academic coordinator of the project "Diversity Turn in Land Use Science: The importance of social diversity for sustainable development - the case of vanilla farming in Madagascar" at the Diversity Research Institute from 2016 to 2020.

Her main research interests are:

  • Development Theory and Politics (especially feminist/postcolonial approaches)
  • Agricultural Value Chains and Food System Analysis
  • Political Theory (intersectionality/power relations)
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Curriculum Vitae

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