Dr. Melanie Kryst
Since Mai 2018, Melanie Kryst is the coordinator of transdisciplinary Trialogs on urban development, which the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform carries out together with the Technical University of Berlin.
Melanie studied political science in Marburg and The Hague and wrote her doctoral thesis at the Philipps-University of Marburg, and as guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Studies of Societies in Cologne. In her thesis on strategies of labour unions and NGOs facing globalisation, she maintained multiple contacts with stakeholders of the scientific community, politics and civil society on a European level.
Next to that, she was spokesperson of the doctoral scholars of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, where she realised various events. Melanie is a honorary editor for the transdisciplinary journal Interface – A Journal for and about social movements.