Aurelia Ohlendorf

Aurelia Ohlendorf



Aurelia Ohlendorf was born in Berlin. From 2013 to 2019, she studied Russian and history (for teaching) as well as Slavic studies and economics at the University of Tübingen including a study stay at St. Petersburg Herzen State Pedagogical University. In 2019, she worked as Public Relations Officer for the Berlin Wall Foundation in the context of the events series for the »30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall«.

Aurelia Ohlendorf has been a doctoral candidate at the GWZO since May 2020. She is writing her dissertation on »The Globalization of Soviet Dam Construction in the Cold War« within the research project »Socialist Development Models for the ‘Third World’«, hosted by the Collaborative Research Centre 1199 »Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition«.
In 2020/21, she was the GWZO PhD Student Representative.

Work focus

  • Eastern Europe in globalization processes
  • Economic relations between Eastern Europe and the Global South during the Cold War
  • Infrastructure history

Functions (on committees)/memberships

  • Member of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies, University of Leipzig
  • Member of the DGO


Alumna of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Alumna of the “Metropolen in Osteuropa” scholarship program for research and study visits in Eastern Europe
Exposé-scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Current topic of research