Alina Heuser B.A. M.A.

University Assistant prae.doc

Department of Developent Studies
Sensengasse 8, 4th Floor
1090 Wien

T: +43-1-4277-641-22

Research Focus

  • Social-ecological conflicts and transformation
  • Neo-extractivism
  • Gender relations and feminist perspectives
  • Regional focus: Latin America


Academic Career:

  • Since October 2022: university assistant (prae-doc), Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna.
  • Since October 2022: Candidate of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences in the field of Development Studies, University of Vienna.
  • September 2021 - February 2022: Erasmus scholar at the Universidade de Coimbra, M.A. Anthropology, Globalization and Climate Change. 
  • October 2020 - July 2021: Research assistant in the BMBF-funded junior research group "Global Change - local conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of interdependent transformation processes (GLOCON).
  • October 2019 - February 2022: Master´s degree (M.A.) in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at the Latin American Institute (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin, Profile: Gender Relations, Ways of Life, Transformations.
  • April 2019 - April 2022: Student Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Johannes Kniffki and Prof. Dr. Stapf-Finé at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
  • August 2018 - December 2019: Student assistant in the program coordination of the M.A. Intercultural Conflict Management / Gestión de Conflictos Interculturales at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
  • August 2017 - August 2018: Study abroad at Pontificia Universidade Católica del Perú, B.A. Anthropology / Political Science and Government.
  • October 2015 - September 2019: Bachelor´s degree (B.A.) in European Ethnology and Social Sciences at Humboldt University of Berlin.



  • Heuser, A. (2021). Ni la tierra, ni las mujeres somos territorio de conquista. An ethnographic analysis of indigenous activists' resistance practices against mining extractivism on Twitter and in the Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, Mexico. Master's thesis, Free University of Berlin. DOI: 10.17169/refubium-33912
  • Dietz, K., Heuser, A., & Hülsmann, K. (2021). Gender, Nature, Body - Ecological Crises and Conflicts over Nature from Feminist Perspectives. trAndeS Serie de Material Docente - Manual de curso No. 19. DOI: 10.17169/refubium-30511.