Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik

Julia Behringer (Dennis)


Julia Dennis


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 - Haus 12, Raum 70
D-10115 Berlin

e-mail: julia.behringer(at)
phone: +49(0)30 2093 46329
fax:     +49(0)30 2093 46321

Doctoral Candidate

Research interestsProjekt FOODCLIC | Publications |



  • Since 10/17 Doctoral Candidate in Food and Agricultural Policy, Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 08/11-06/12 MA in Environment and Development Studies, Department of Geography, King’s College London, Thesis focus: Realizing the human right to water in South Africa
  • 08/2-06/06 BSc Journalism, French minor, College of Communications, Boston University, 1-year program at University of Grenoble and World Association of Newspapers, Paris
  • 08/96-06/02 Los Altos High School, Los Altos, California

Work Experience

  • 07/15-12/16 German Chancellor Fellow
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation hosted at Germanwatch, Berlin
    Project title: Germany’s approach to food security and its implications abroad
  • 01/13- 07/15 Communications Manager
    Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)
  • 12/09-12/10 Program Developer and Communications Manager
    Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket, Thailand
  • 02/08- 05/09 Editorial Assistant
    Condé Nast Portfolio Magazine, New York, NY

Research Interests

  • Political discourses shaping global agri-food governance
  • Constructing and measuring food democracy
  • Public-private cooperation for food and nutrition security

Dissertation Project

Food democracy in global governance: participation and power in partnerships to end hunger and malnutrition


FOODCLIC – Integrated Urban Food Policies – Developing Sectoral Connections, Spatial Linkages, Social Inclusion and Sustainability Co-Benefits to Transform Food Systems in City-Regions,

Selected Publications

Refereed journal articles
Conference papers
  • Dennis, J. Empowering Civil Society in Europe: The Case of Germany’s Global Food Security Strategy. Conference Paper. Rome: Democratizing Food Governance Conference, Oct 14, 2016.
  • Dennis, J. The Quest for Inclusion: Germany’s Path towards a Cross-sector Strategy on Global Food Security. Conference paper. Prague, Annual ECPR Conference, Sept 8, 2016.
  • Hobbs, S., Dennis, J., Otieno, W. Innovations in Knowledge Transfer for Smallholder Farmers: Plantwise Knowledge Bank. Poster. Noordwijk, Netherlands: 1st International Conference on Global Food Security, October 2013. Print.
  • Nutrition for the Future. Dir. Julia Dennis. Presented at 'Jumpstarting the SDGs in Germany Con-ference, May 2016. Web.
    Link to access: