Ulli Lich

M.A. Development Economics and International Studies (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

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Guest Researcher


Ulli Lich has been a guest researcher in the RLI Research Unit Off-Grid Systems since January 2022. Her research focus is on the nexus of electrification and gender. Within the Research Unit Off-Grid Systems and as part of the PeopleSun Project, she is responsible for the design and implementation of qualitative surveys.

From February 2021 on, Ulli had already been a researcher in the RLI Off-Grid team.

In addition to her work at RLI, Ulli works as a researcher and lecturer at the Research Center Pluralist Economics at the University of Siegen. She is pursuing a doctorate on the topic of "Power dynamics – electrification, gender and empowerment". With a focus on the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative methods, the thesis is primarily concerned with household dynamics/bargaining power and gender in the context of electrification. She gained practical experience in data collection during a field research stay in Uganda.

Ulli holds a master’s degree in Development Economics and International Relations from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and bachelor’s degrees in East Asian Studies, Sinology and Political Economy at the University of Heidelberg. Before and during her studies, she also worked and studied in China and South Africa.