Sociology Department welcomes visiting researcher & political activist Nadja Lüttich

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 12:15

The Sociology Department is delighted to welcome Nadja Lüttich for a three-week research visit funded by the Technical University of Dresden where she is completing a PhD thesis.
Nadja Lüttich is a political activist and researcher whose research explores learning processes in social and political movements. She is involved with Community Supported Agriculture, embedded in an emancipatory movement model project. The "Kuhdamm Cowlitz" is located in the city of Arendsee. As a commons project, it assumes a critical viewpoint towards a market economy. In fighting this system’s immanent destructive climate-injustice, environmental and socio-economic crises, the self-organised learning space for sustainable culture aims at building up food sovereignty along with capacity building for an anti-imperial lifestyle for and within the village of Kaulitz.
In examining how communities learn and organise themselves as social movements, Nadja‘s research exposes ideological flaws in general educational theory. She has worked with the long-standing non-violent training institute KURVE Wustrow and is a member of the Berlin Institut für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung (IPB) as well as the Global Ecovillage Network Research circle.
During her visit Nadja will take part in a colloquium on social movement learning and knowledge production and collaborate with Laurence Cox (Sociology Department, Maynooth University) on a conference presentation for the IPB.