Dr. Sarah Perumalla

Research associate and lecturer

Research focus

Research fields

  • International Relations

  • Global governance

  • Environmental politics & policies

  • Development studies

Research topics

  • Theories of international relations

  • International organisations & institutions

  • Institutional Change

  • Environmental financing

  • Sustainable development

  • Climate Change politics & policies



  • 2017 Doctrate (PhD/Dr.phil) in Political Science at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

  • 09.2012 – 04.2017  PhD Fellow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen

    Dissertation title: “Institutional Design and Change in Global Environmental Governance. Power Politics, Dynamic Delegation and the Institutional Development of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)” Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Philipp Genschel, Prof. Dr. Peter Mayer, Prof. Dr. Marc Frey

  • 09.2008 - 07.2012 Master of Arts in Modern Global History, University of Bremen & Jacobs University Bremen

  • 09.2005 - 06.2008 Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History, Jacobs University Bremen

  • 09.2002 - 06.2005 Bilingual International Baccalaureate, International School Stuttgart

Professional Experience


International Environmental Policy & Conflict Resolution

Aktuelle Fragen der internationalen Wald- und Umweltpolitik

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