Alexandra Tost is a research associate of the Research Group "Democratic Governance and Ecopolitical Transformations” (EcoPol) and part of the Focal Topic “Justice in Sustainability” Coordination team at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam. She holds a MA in International Development Studies from Philipps-Universität Marburg and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Universität Potsdam.
With the Justice Focal Topic she explores distributional, procedural and recognitional justice aspects of sustainability transformations. With the EcoPol group she partakes in the research on the relationships of democracy and ecopolitics, focusing on topics such as the climate change regime, environmental justice and ecopolitical trans-territorialities (rivers, forests, etc).
Before joining the IASS in 2021, she worked for several years in political and technical development cooperation in Latin America. During this time, she coordinated multi-stakeholder and transdisciplinary dialogues and knowledge exchange from the local to the international level. Her work focused on sustainable development, environmental participation, social ecological transformation as well as climate policy and adaptation.