Lilian Pungas, M. A.

Pungas, Lilian
Institut für Soziologie
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Lilian Pungas

Research Interests

Degrowth and climate justice; Social movements; Post-socialism; food sovereignty, semi-subsistence farming and agriculture; Political economy and political ecology in Eastern Europe; Social metabolism and sufficiency politics.

Research within the Junior Research group

Main focus:

Qualitative case study about the semi-subsistence agriculture in Estonia (module A4)

In cooperation with the group:

A qualitative typology and analyses of the case studies (module A5)
Theory and Synthesis (module D)


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Since 2019 
Researcher and PhD candidate at the Institute for Sociology at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Since 2019 
Project coordinator und consultant in the Policy Consulting department at eclareon GmbH.

Since 2017 
Research assistant and platform coordinator at the association Förderverein Wachstumswende

Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Ecology in Zagreb (HR)

Project coordination at netzwerk n e.V. in an Eastern European project on ESD

Staff member at a MoP Katrin Werner in German Bundestag (Program International Parliament Scholarship)

Master of European Studies at European University Viadrina with a research phase at the University of Tartu (European College) (EE)

Bachelor Cultural Studies at European University Viadrina with exchange semester at the University of Sevilla (ES)

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Pungas, L. 2019. “Food Self-Provisioning as an Answer to the Metabolic Rift: The Case of ‘Dacha Resilience’ in Estonia.” Journal of Rural Studies, 68, pp. 75-86 URL:

Pungas, L. 2019. “Tarbimispidu põlevas majas.” Müürileht 2019/3. URL: 

Pungas, L. 2017. "Soziale Kosten der ökonomischen Transformation in Estland – der Preis des Wachstumsparadigmas.“ Ost Journal 2017/01: 10-19. URL:

Pungas, L. 2017. “Mis on ühist Hiinalinnal, Tempelhofi lennuväljal ja Valgel Majal?” Müürileht 2017/10. URL: 

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