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Dr. Julia Fülling


Geographical Sciences (M.Sc.)

Western lifestyles have a global impact on people and ecosystems. Julia Fülling is therefore researching at the IÖW how lifestyles can become more sustainable and more equitable globally. She is particularly interested in how individual and structural factors interact. 

The economic geographer works primarily with qualitative methods of social research, such as interviews or ethnographic approaches. She is currently leading the project “Shaping Nature-Friendly Consumption”.


Main focus

  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • Consumer politics
  • Social Innovations


  • Since 02/2022: Researcher at the IÖW
  • 2018 – 2021: Researcher at the Institute of Geography (Department of Economic Geography), Humboldt University Berlin, at the Collaborative Research Center “Re-Figuration of Spaces”, subproject “Knowledge and Goods: Consumers and Producers Spatial Knowledge"
  • 03/2017 – 03/2018: Internship and freelance work for the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (GIZ – German Corporation for International Cooperation)


  • 2018 – 2021: Doctorate Dr. rer. nat. at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2014 – 2017: Master of Science in Geographical Development Research, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2011 – 2014: Bachelor of Science in Geography, Ruhr University Bochum