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Professor Martina Padmanabhan

Professor Martina Padmanabhan

Professor Martina Padmanabhan has held the Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia since 2013, where she implements new methodologies for interdiciplinarity. She also led the socio-ecological research group BioDIVA at the Institute Environmental Planning of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Professor Martina Padmanabhan has held the Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia since 2013, where she implements new methodologies for interdiciplinarity. She also led the socio-ecological research group BioDIVA at the Institute Environmental Planning of Leibniz Universität Hannover.

‘I am interested in the potentials and opportunities offered by digitalisation as regards improved access to data and an amelioration in participation in a development context. I believe that questions and problems of this kind can only be approached and solved together, across disciplines.’

Professor Padmanabhan and Professor Grimm on ecology, gender and climate

Does climate change have a greater impact on women than on men? Who profits more from digitalisation? Agricultural sociologist, Professor Martina Padmanabhan, and development economist, Professor Michael Grimm, are part of a European network of excellence on Feminist Political Ecology that carefully examines gender relations in the response to environmental challenges.

Related research

Professor Padmanabhan has strong expertise in development sociology, gender inequality and institutional analysis.

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