Götz Kaufmann graduated in political science (2003) and obtained a doctoral degree in environmental sociology (“magna cum laude”, 2012). He has held professional research posts in Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and Canada dealing in areas such as globalization, political economy, political ecology, environmental justice, sustainable development, and climate change. His overall fields of expertise are methods. He is the founder of the Environmental Justice Institute (EJI) and leads the research team of his postdoc (habilitation) project CC-VISAGES, which is located at the EJI and the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at Freie Universität Berlin. He works as lecturer at the FFU teaching courses on environmental justice, social movements, and environmental policy in Brazil and Germany.