Introducing: Theres Konrad

I joined Leuphana University and the EFCA project in October 2016 as a PhD research student. My academic life brought me from Austria to France, from Sweden to Argentina and now to Germany and the US.

Some interesting facts about me:

  • I am a passionate dancer. Currently Tango, Lindy Hop & Electro Swing are favorites, but Salsa is also always a go 😉
  • I am a fresh-air-fanatic. There is no being outside too much.
  • Since the age of maybe 12, I have been making jewelry ( but now as the weather is getting better spring asks me to put some seeds in the soil. That´s why you might meet me in our shared garden.
  • Despite growing up in the countryside, my first real hands-on farm-experience was while working on my Master’s thesis as a volunteer at a biodynamic community-supported farm in El Bolsón, Argentina.
  • The year after finishing my Master’s and before starting this PhD I learned a lot about myself thanks to an Erasmus+ project called “the heArt of change,” cycled from Copenhagen to Paris for the COP 21, moved once more to another country, started to learn a new language, discovered my passion for chess and got more comfortable on a long board.
Among my friends I am known as an idealist and dreamer, but also as a do-er. Before moving to Sweden my mum asked me to get a bit calmer. I ended up being in the board of two local NGOs–which was probably not what she meant! Perhaps Lüneburg, where I currently realize the dream of living in a community, provides the ground of getting “calmer” and more settled – but there are still plenty of ideas that await realization!

Some see me as a wandering proverb-collection, others as a communicative carrot. An idea that evolved over the last years is now taking shape in the form of a blog:

You can reach me at konrad[at] if you have questions, ideas, proverbs – and, as this is the EFCA blog – professional input. Very much appreciated!

Theres Konrad

Theres Konrad has her background in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the Universities of Vienna and Lille and found a unification of her interests in the International Master Programme Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES) at Lund University, from where she graduated 2015. Within the EFCA project her focus lies on the processes of competence acquisition in innovative teaching and learning settings of sustainability science programmes.

Leave a Comment