With an academic background in cultural studies and political science, business administration and economics, Linda has a profound interest in sustainable development and social change. Initially sparked by her Bachelor studies, where she wrote a final dissertation on Governing Water, and an exchange year at the Sciences Po Lille, her understanding was further crystallised during her involvement with the German cultural magazine KulturAustausch – developing and elaborating a special issue on „economic growth and its limits‟. A particularly inspiring time that led directly to her Master’s dissertation on consumption as cultural performance.
Specialising in communications, Linda has a longstanding experience working with not-for-profit and third sector organisations: She served as Deputy Chair for the United Nations Association of Germany Berlin/Brandenburg, and worked i.a. for the London-based sustainability organisation Forum for the Future and the human rights agency Liberty. She has previously been involved with the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG) and Prof Tim Jackson’s PASSAGE fellowship at the University of Surrey.
Linda’s role in CUSP is to promote the Centre’s work to engage wider audiences and help its first class researchers disseminate their findings. Her responsibilities include the web development and editorial management of the CUSP website and social media platforms. She is leading on event communications, and in her capacity as graphic designer directing the visual language of CUSP (digital and print).
As part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth secretariat, Linda also manages the APPG’s digital communications, promoting the cross-party dialogue on economic growth in a time of environmental and social transition.