Mag. Felix Malte Dorn PhD.

University Assistant Postdoc

Department of Development Studies
Sensengasse 8, 4th Floor
1090 Vienna
T: +43 1 4277 641 21


Office Hours: on appointment
Teaching:  u:find

Felix Dorn works as university assistant (post-doc) at the Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna. He studied International Economic Studies at Innsbruck University and at the National University of Córdoba (Argentina). In February 2021 he finished his PhD at Innsbruck University with a focus on political ecology and the global lithium production network. His current research focuses on the Global Political Economy of decarbonization and the energy transition and the accompanying valorization of climate change commodities such as lithium, copper, and green hydrogen in Latin America. Felix Dorn has been a visiting researcher at the National University of Tucumán (Argentina), the Catholic University of the North (Chile), Utrecht University (Netherlands) and at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). His knowledge transfer-oriented contributions include several photo series, articles and a documentary film, and have been published by Spiegel Online, Der Standard, ORF, Deutschlandfunk, Die Presse and others.

Research Interests

  • Political ecology and social-ecological conflicts
  • Global political economy
  • Global value chains and production networks
  • International resource, energy and climate politics
  • Social inequalities and environmental change
  • Decolonization and social-ecological transformation
  • Regional focus: Latin America

u:cris (since 2018)
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