Dr. Claudia Bosch

Research Associate
Tel: +49 (0)30 31805463

Dr. Claudia Bosch studied Human Geography with the minor subjects Latin American Studies and Business Administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and at the Ibero-American University of Puebla (Mexico). Subsequently, she worked for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) for which she advised actors of local and regional governments on the development of participatory planning instruments. She also worked in London for Canning House, a non-profit organization promoting foreign policy relations between the UK and Latin America. In this context, she gained a wide range of experience in cooperating with different actors of social transformation processes. As Country Officer for Brazil and Haiti of the humanitarian organization Caritas international, she was able to apply and further deepen her knowledge on the planning and implementation of projects to strengthen civil society organizations and democratic institutions.

As a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute for Latin American Studies (ZILAS) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Dr. Claudia Bosch was involved in the development of the interdisciplinary research area “Participation and Transformation”. In her dissertation, she analyzed obstacles to equal political participation of marginalized people and focused on shedding light on the diverse strategies of participation of young adults. In this context, she worked primarily with qualitative and participatory research methods. Since then, her main interest has been on the opportunities and challenges of collaborative research and new ways of co-producing knowledge, as well as on changes in our understanding of politics and questions of inclusion in political negotiations.

Dr. Claudia Bosch joined the nexus Institute in 2022 as a research fellow.

Publications (selection)

Bosch, Claudia (2021): Politischen Partizipation junger Erwachsener in Peru: Strategien zur Überwindung von Marginalisierung. Dissertation: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. München: Profil Verlag.

Bading, Cornelia/Bosch, Claudia (2018): Denken und empirisch arbeiten mit der Grounded Theory: Eine anwendungsorientierte Reflexion eigener Forschungserfahrungen. In: Wintzer, Jeannine (Hg.): Sozialraum erforschen. Qualitative Methoden in der Geographie. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, S. 69-87.

Bosch, Claudia (2018): Zwischen Ernüchterung und Durchhaltevermögen – Politische Teilhabe junger Erwachsener in Peru. In: Kontinent der Hoffnung. (2018) 39. S. 4-12. Onlinezugang: https://www.adveniat.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Informieren/Publikationen/KdH_2018_Jugend.pdf

Brenner, Ludger/ Bosch, Claudia (2015): La certificación de empresas ecoturísticas comunitarias: ¿Un instrumento adecuado para la gobernanza ambiental en la selva lacandona, Chiapas? In: Ortega, Rosales; Brenner, Rocío; Brenner, Ludger (Hrsg.): Geografía de la gobernanza: Dinámicas multiescalares de los procesos económico-ambientales. México, D.F.: Siglo XXI Editores (Sociología y política). S. 23-42.