Prof Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Development and knowledge sociologist

Anna-Katharina Hornidge

Anna-Katharina Hornidge is Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Professor for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Bonn. Before joining DIE in 2020, she was Professor of Social Sciences in the Marine Tropics at the University of Bremen and Head of Department “Social Sciences” and the research group “Development and Knowledge Sociology” at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen. From 2006 to 2015 she worked as Senior Researcher for the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, where she held the position as Professor and Director in the Department of Social and Cultural Change from 2014 to 2015. In her research, she focuses on the role of different types of knowledge in and for processes of change and questions of natural resources governance in agricultural and marine contexts. Her regional focus lies on Southeast and Central Asia, West and East Africa. Further, she serves as expert advisor in several advisory boards at national, EU and UN level – e.g. as Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Germany (SDSN Germany). 2020 she was appointed into the WBGU.