Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Professur Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik

Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

4. Obergeschoss

postal address:
Naturwiss. Fakultät III
Institut Agrar- u. Ernährungswiss.
Professur Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld

Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

Visiting address:
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 HALLE

Room: 4.24

Phone: +49 (0) 345 55 22510

E-Mail: insa.theesfeld[at]

Research Focus

  • Governance of natural resources and complex environmental-societal challenges
  • Commons Governance und institutional analysis
  • Behavioral theory and theory of collective action
  • Method development for success measures of societal transformation
  • Cooperative approaches in agricultural, environmental and food policies
  • Interdependencies of organizational forms in agriculture and the protection from local to global natural goods
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research

Research projects

13.06.2022: Online-Panel Discussion on „Climate Crisis as a Democratic Challenge“ at Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leopoldina
with Insa Theesfeld, Claudia Dalbert, Barbara Praetorius and Ortwin Renn

Bill Blomquist, Director of the Commons Governance Program at the Ostrom Workshop interviewing Insa Theesfeld about her current work and how she started working with Elinor Ostrom

Podcast with Prof. Theesfeld

Podcast with Prof. Theesfeld

Theesfeld speech on IASC Europe and the Commons

Theesfeld moderates book presentation on Commons by Silke Helfrich


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Curriculum Vitae