Institute of Geography

Group Portrait

Dr. Sinje Marlene Grenzdörffer


Economic Geography

Postal Address
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Current research project

Moving local economies, dancing for future? A transformative economic perspective on dance festivals and their local economic potential (Working title)

Research interests

  • Cultural & creative economies
  • Transformative & diverse economies
  • Transdisciplinary research
Work Experience
2020 - 2023
PhD Scholarship & connected membership in the interdisciplinary transformation research cluster, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
2020 - 2022 Research assistant with focus on transformative research & teaching, Department of Geography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
2019-2020 Teaching assistant, Department of Geography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
2017-2018 Research Assistant INTERREG-Project "Co2mmunity" (BSR), Department of Geography, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel
2023 PhD in Economic Geography on "Worker-led Companies as Transformative Labour Geographies in Germany", Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel

M.Sc. "Sustainability, Society and the Environment", Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel

2016 B.A. "European Studies", Osnabrück University

Erasmus exchange, University of Malmö


Grenzdörffer, S. (2023). Mapping and Exploring Worker-led Companies as Transformative Labour Geographies in Germany (Doctoral dissertation).

Braunschweig, B., & Grenzdörffer, S. 36. Folge (08.11. 2022): Verändern neue Arbeitsweisen „die “Wirtschaft?. SpacEconomics| Geographie-Podcast.

Grenzdörffer, S. M. (2022). ‘We’re messing up capitalism through collaboration’: transformative labour agency in German worker-led companies. Work in the Global Economy, 2(2), 199-225.

Grenzdörffer, S., Kaiser, J., Mainz, F., & Middendorf, M. (2022). The diversity of property: a potential for a social-ecological transformation. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 31(2), 77-81.

Grenzdörffer, S. (2022). Transformatives Arbeiten in Deutschland. Ökologisches Wirtschaften-Fachzeitschrift, 37(3), 23-26.

Grenzdörffer, S. M. (2021). Transformative perspectives on labour geographies–The role of labour agency in processes of socioecological transformations. Geography Compass, 15(6), e12565.