Luise Koch is a PhD candidate at the Professorship for Global Health at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology. Before joining the team, she completed a Bachelor of Science in International Economics at the Eberhard Karls Universität of Tübingen with a semester abroad at the Faculty of Economics of the Universidade de São Paulo. She then completed a Master of Science Double Degree in Development Economics from the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen and the Universitá degli studi di Firenze. In her thesis, she analyzed the differential perception of "leisure" for people with acquired brain injury. During her master studies, she worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Development Economics, at the Research Training Group Globalization and Development, and at the Center for Modern Indian Studies. Luise was further involved in the design of the course "Ethical and Safe Field Research", which enabled to demonstrate the importance of self-awareness and emerging difficulties during field work for researchers.
Luise's research focuses on the intersections between Gender Studies, Social Media Studies, Behavioraland Development Economics. In her dissertation she employs primary data and computational - and mixed methods to investigate the interrelations between online misogyny towards politically active women and response and prevention methods in Brazil, India and Germany.