Felix Beyers

Dr. Felix Beyers

Research Associate

Felix Beyers has been working as a research associate in the research group Theory, Evaluation and Culture of Transdisciplinary Research at the IASS since December 2021 to deepen theory and design in transdisciplinary research processes of heterogeneous actors. Now he is working in the research group Transformative Spaces and Mindsets on designing and researching transformative spaces. Previously, he completed his doctorate on the topic of "Political Challenges of a Textile Transformation" in the Graduate Programme "Processes of Sustainability Transformation" at Leuphana University with a scholarship from the Robert Bosch Foundation. One focus was on collaborative governance and social learning between heterogeneous actors in multi-stakeholder initiatives for a sustainability transformation. He also completed his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Cultural Informatics in Lüneburg before completing his Master of Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies at Lund University. In addition to his research work, he has worked at a youth education organisation and teaches at universities using explorative and participatory methods.

  • Since 2021 Research Associate at the Research Institute for Sustainability - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, first in the research group Theory, Evaluation and Culture of Transdisciplinary Research, and now in the research group Transformative Spaces and Mindsets
  • Since 2019 teaching at Leuphana University on scientific methods, especially network analysis and sustainability governance for an economic transformation towards sustainability
  • 2019-2022 Doctoral Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung at Leuphana University Lüneburg on Political Challenges of a Textile Transformation
  • 2015-2017 Master of Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies at Lund University, Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
  • 2014-2015 Project associate at youthinkgreen e.V. in the youth education project "konsumwandeln"
  • 2010-2014 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Digital Media/Cultural Informatics at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Inner dimension of transformation
  • Learning spaces of heterogeneous actors
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Sustainability transition & transformation
  • Sustainability psychology
  • Climate change, economic transformation and mobility
  • Questions of justice in sustainability transitions & transformation

Publications at the RIFS

Publications prior to joining the RIFS

  • Woroniecki, S., Krüger, R., Rau, A. L., Preuss, M. S., Baumgartner, N., Raggers, S., ... & Abson, D. (2019). The framing of power in climate change adaptation research. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10(6), e617.
  • Beyers, F., & Heinrichs, H. (2020). Global partnerships for a textile transformation? A systematic literature review on inter-and transnational collaborative governance of the textile and clothing industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261, 121131.
  • Beyers, F., & Leventon, J. (2021). Learning spaces in multi-stakeholder initiatives: The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles as a platform for dialogue and learning?. Earth System Governance, 9, 100113.
  • Beyers, F., Leventon, J., & Heinrichs, H. (2022). Collaborative governance or state regulation? Endless efforts but little capacity for sustainability transformation of the German textile sector. Environmental Policy and Governance.
  • Beyers, F. (2022). Political challenges of a textile transformation (Doctoral dissertation, Leuphana University of Lüneburg).
  • Collaborative Governance for a Sustainability Transformation - Methods of Network Analysis: Leuphana Bachelor, Science Produced - Methodological Knowledge.
  • Sustainability Challenges of the Textile and Clothing Industry - Complex Interrelations between Working Conditions and Private Regulation (in cooperation with Femnet e.V.): Leuphana Bachelor, Complementary Studies
  • Global value chains and sustainability transformation? - Insights from the coffee, textile and electronics industry (in cooperation with adelphi consult GmbH): Leuphana Bachelor, Complementary Studies