Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik

Dr. Anna Saave


Dr. Anna Saave
Foto: Johannes Fehrle


Research Group BioMaterialities
Department of Agricultural Economics,
Division of Agricultural and Food Policy
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

(Visitors' Address: Hannoversche Str. 27, Haus 12, Room 32)
Phone: +(49)-(0)30-20 93-46 850

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Publications | Research Group Biomaterialities


Research Interests

Political economy, accumulation theories, feminist economics, political economy of forestry, ecological economics, sustainability, bioeconomy, degrowth, care, social reproduction, society-nature-metabolisms, socio-ecological transformations, ecofeminism, reproductivity, and plural-economic higher education.


Work Experience and Education

  • Post-doctoral researcher at the BMBF-research group BioMaterialities, Humboldt-University, Berlin (2022–)

  • Post-doctoral researcher at the SFB 294, design and implementation of transdisciplinary research, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (2021)

  • Scientific managing director of the Collaborative Research Consortium SFB 294 “Structural Change of Property”, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (2020–2021)

  • Guest researcher at Oregon State University, Chair of Environmental Philosophy, Prof. Muraca (Spring 2018)

  • PhD scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (2016–2019)

  • Doctoral researcher at Friedrich-Schiller-University, Chair of Social Theory, Jena (2016-2020)

  • Managing coordinator of the Bucerius Law Clinic, Hamburg (2015–2016)

  • Lecturer in political economy, feminist economics, ecofeminist theory, and degrowth transitions at various universities (2015–)

  • Master of Sustainability Economics and Management, University of Oldenburg (2012–2015)

  • Bachelor of Environmental Sciences and Economics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg (2008–2012)


Current research project

  • BioMaterialities,  a five-year BMBF research project focusing on the materialities of living nature and their economic valuation in the High-Tech Bioeconomy. The research group is composed of six doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who analyze how biophysical processes intersect with and are changing social relations pertaining to production, reproduction and politics. The research group will trace commodity networks guided by an analysis of political economy, political ecology, economics of care, feminist theory and critical geography. September 2019 - August 2023.


Selected Publications


Book chapters

Journal articles

Other publications

  • Saave, Anna (2022). „Was mich positiv stimmt“, eingeladener Beitrag zum Büro KLASS Kalender „Okay, and now?“ (Link:

  • Saave, Anna (2022): „Lass dir nicht einreden, dass du für deinen Berufswunsch nicht geeignet bist!“ Berufsportrait-Interview mit Life e.v. Berlin in der Reihe „Grüne Arbeitsorte in Berlin“ (Link:

  • Saave, Anna (2022): Challenges of utopias, utopian art and alternative economies. Thoughts on Agnes Scherer's “The Very Hungry” and societal transformations. On:

  • Saave, Anna (2022): Wissenschaft-Praxis-Transfers im SFB TRR 294 „Strukturwandel des Eigentums“. Jena: SFB 294 Strukturwandel des Eigentums, internal guidebook, pp. 1–14.

  • FaDA (2020): Collaborative Feminist Degrowth: Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation. On: With the Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA).


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