Julia Teebken is a non-resident Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Peking-Princeton Postdoctoral Program. She received a B.A. in China Studies from Freie Universität Berlin, an M.A. in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs from American University and a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin (FUB). Before joining Princeton in 2022, she worked at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (ffu) in the research group Policy Assessment for the past three years. The group combines both basic research and applied policy consultancy for national and international clients in the fields of policy impact assessments and transformative approaches of environmental politics.
Her research interests lie in the political ecology and critical perspectives on climate adaptation and vulnerability. As a comparativist, Julia researches responses to climate change in China, the EU, Germany and the United States.
At Princeton and Peking, Julia’s project will focus on exploring local adaptation practices (both policy and societal efforts) in the context of intensifying climate change impacts across select food systems such as beer, coffee and local produces in Brandenburg (Germany), Georgia (U.S.) and Ningxia (China). The project examines how local livelihoods are affected along these food systems and are adapting.