Martin Voss, Dr.

Institut für Ethnologie, Freie Universität Berlin
Email: martin.voss[at]fu-berlin.de

Fellow der Forschungsgruppe


Between 1995 and 2001 Martin Voss studied sociology, psychology and education and in the 2006 he finished his theoretical dissertation (PhD) on social aspects of disasters ("summa cum laude"), both at the University of Kiel. Between 2002 and 2007 he held several teaching positions in Kiel, Hamburg and Passau. 2006 he became scientific assistant at the chair for Southeast-Asian studies at the University of Passau, where he accompanied the "Passau study group on disasters" to assess the socio-economic consequences of the Indian Ocean tsunami 2004. 2007 Voss gained a post-doc-scholarship of the Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung for a project on climate change in Indonesia. In 2008 he changed to the Disaster Research Unit in Kiel where he worked as senior researcher in projects on social dimensions of climate change (publication-project), on an integrative approach on integrative vulnerability assessment (Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean") and in a transdisciplinary project on airport-security (funded by BMBF). October 2009 became the head of the Disaster Research Unit in Kiel. Since 2010 Voss conducts a project on security issues and coordinates a research consortium on Climate Change in the Alps. Besides sociological theory of disaster & catastrophes the further key qualifications of Voss are transdisciplinary security, risk, vulnerability & resilience assessment & evaluation and sustainable regional development & capacity building in development contexts (climate change mitigation & adaptation, disaster risk management & -prevention). He is the chairman of the international, inter- and transdisciplinary network on disaster prevention and research "Katastrophennetz e.V."


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