Andrés López Rivera Joins Universität Hamburg as Postdoc
IMPRS-SPCE graduate Andrés López Rivera is taking up a postdoctoral position with the Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS) at the University of Hamburg. Within its long-term program of research on climate and climate policy issues, CLICCS is investigating how the climate changes and how society changes with it. Understanding these changes will enable the cluster to better assess imaginable climate futures. López Rivera was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) from 2017 to 2022 and was awarded his doctorate by the University of Duisburg-Essen in March of this year. In his dissertation, “Re-Encountering Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Epistemic Diversity in Global Climate Change Governance,” he analyzes how and why culturally specific ways of knowing – or epistemic diversity – gain visibility and recognition and how they translate into changes in the configuration of science-policy relations.