Andreas Kopf - Lecturer

Email: andreas.kopf@usp.ac.fj

Phone: +679 32 32173

Andreas Kopf is a sociologist with expertise in social theory, empirical research methods, and Environmental Sociology. He joined the school as a lecturer in Sociology in 2018 where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He completed his PhD at USP in 2017, and obtained his MA in Sociology from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 2010. His doctoral research has been honored by a prestigious university prize (The Gold Medal and Vice-Chancellor and President’s Prize for the best PhD graduate). His research focuses on the various challenges societies, groups, and individual households face from climate change in the Pacific Island Countries & Territories, and how to overcome these through processes of adaptation and resilience building.

Courses taught:

SO122 Classical Sociological Theories and Methodologies (Semester 2)
SO200 Modern Social Theory (Semester 1)
SO401 Sociological Theory (Semester 1)

Research Interests / Expertise: Human and Social Dimensions of Global Climate Change, Social Change, Migration & Development, Sustainable Development, Research Methods