The SuCo2 group is supervising PhD projects working on the interface of sustainable consumption and sustainability communication. The following overview lists ongoing and completed projects. If you are interested in conducting your PhD project with SuCo2, please contact Daniel Fischer.


First supervision/Chair

  • Karoline Poeggel (Leuphana University): From the Niche Cuisine to the Mainstream Kitchen? A Communication Perspective on Drivers and Barriers in Popularizing Local Alternative Food Systems (working title)
  • Claire Grauer (Leuphana University): An ethnographic approach to students’ perception of time, time affluence and sustainable consumption in secondary schools (working title)
  • Fabian Bendisch (Leuphana University): Instrumental and Emancipatory Education for Sustainable Development: Constructive Dichotomy or Destructive Dichotomization? (working title)
  • Jordan King (Arizona State University): Developing and Assessing Competencies in Higher Education for Sustainable Development (working title)


  • Anna Sundermann (Leuphana University):  How studying sustainability affects students’ understanding of sustainability: a longitudinal analysis of undergraduates’ learning processes and outcomes (working title) (first supervisor: Gerd Michelsen).
  • Tamina Hipp (TU Berlin) (first supervisor: Melanie Jaeger-Erben): Use durations of electronic devices – a systematization of social practices (working title)


First supervision/chair

  • Pascal Frank (Leuphana University) (second supervisor: Christine Wamsler; third supervisor: Regine Herbrik): Developing affective-motivational competence within education for sustainable consumption through self-reflexive learning activities (defended  in September 2020)


  • Aaron Redman (Arizona State University) (first supervisor/chair: Arnim Wiek; committee members: Matthias Barth, George Basile, Yoko Mochizuki): Assessing the Development of Key Competencies in Sustainability (defended in July 2020).
  • Tina Böhme (TU Berlin) (first supervisor: Ulf Schrader, third supervisor: Elke van der Meer):  Mindfulness training in schools: a way to more sustainable consumption behavior among young people? (defended in July 2020)
  • Laura Stanszus (TU Berlin) (first supervisor: Ulf Schrader, third supervisor: Nina Langen): Education for Sustainable Consumption through Mindfulness Training: Conceptualization and Results of an Intervention Study (defended in September 2019)
  • Matthias Fischer (Leuphana University) (first supervisor: Harald Heinrichs, second supervisor: Pim Martens): From measuring the immeasurable to designing the discourse. Considering sustainability in German health politics dialectically (defended in December 2018)
  • Mohamad Saifudin Bin Mohamad Saleh (Leuphana University) (first supervisor: Harald Heinrichs, second supervisor: Nik Norma Nik Hasan): Environmental communication among the media and environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO’s) in Malaysia: a roller coaster ride? (defended in August 2016)