Birte's research interests encompass Ecological Economics, Feminist Economics, Socio-ecological Transformation and Degrowth, as well as the Theory of Science.
Further competencies include experience in fundraising, education, workshops, lectures, and conference organization.
Birte Strunk studied International Relations, Political Philosophy and Sustainability at the Universities of Maastricht and London. She then spent a year at University College Maastricht as a Junior Teaching Fellow and another year working on educational projects in Germany and Ecuador. Since 2018 she has been studying in the M.Sc. Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, which deals with the conditions of a socio-ecological transformation. As a research fellow at ZOE, she investigates questions of socio-economic transformation in relation to labor and the welfare state. In autumn 2020 she will start her PhD at the New School in New York at the Economics Department.