Institut für Sozialanthropologie


Jeanne Féaux de la Croix holds a PRIMA research professorship at the University of Bern. As an environmental anthropologist, she pursues research to support environmental justice around water and energy concerns. With partners on Asian and American coasts, Jeanne currently leads the research project Social Ocean Energy: A Social Learning Approach to Global Marine Renewable Infrastructures (link).

Trained as a social anthropologist at the Universities of St. Andrews and Oxford, she also studied history at the Universities of Edinburgh and Hamburg. Jeanne then pursued a Postdoc at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin, 2010-13) and led several research groups at the University of Tübingen (2014-2022). She has also taught at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek) and Humboldt University (Berlin).

Jeanne has a particular interest in political ecology, technology and transdisciplinary methods that foster an equitable human future on Earth. She has led multi-partner research on environmental movements as well as major river systems in Central Asia. Jeanne has also published research on collaboration, labour, environmental humanities, holy sites, pastoralism, and large dams.

She is currently a research fellow with the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jeanne is a member of Scientists for Future and the Enjust Network. In her free time, Jeanne loves exploring the outdoors with her family.