Michael studied geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the University of Copenhagen. In his bachelor thesis, he analysed the possibilities of a geographic targeting of the trade in food staples based on the nutritional situation as a contribution to food security in Tanzania. He received the university award for projects on the topic of sustainability for his work. His master thesis addressed the environmental justice implications of changes in the protection status of protected areas. Since 2019 he has been a member of the Economic Geography working group. Besides, he participates actively in the university’s steering group on sustainability and fair trade.
- Geographical development and globalization research
- Sustainable urban and regional development
- Human-Environment interactions
Education and career
- Since 10/2019: Research associate at the Professorship of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
- 09/2017 – 11/2020: M.Sc. in Geography and Geoinformatics with a specialisation in Human Geography at the University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet)
- 10/2013 – 09/2017: B.Sc. in Geography with a minor in Economics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt