Elina M Dilger

Corpus Christi College
MPhil European Politics and Society

I joined Oxford as an MPhil student of European Politics and Society in 2023. Before this, I studied Philosophy, Economics and Protestant Theology at the Universities of Bayreuth and Heidelberg, Germany, and the University of Granada, Spain.

My research primarily focuses on climate policy, political economy, and monetary policy.

Beyond academia, I am committed to climate activism, co-founding Klimaentscheid Bayreuth, a local NGO engaged in a citizens' referendum and Germany's first local climate lawsuit. Furthermore, my passion extends to fostering equal opportunities in education and beyond. I am a mentor at Project Access and initiated a diversity initiative within my undergraduate program at the University of Bayreuth.

Research Interests

  • (International) Climate Policy
  • Monetary Policy and International Finance
  • International Political Economy
  • Feminist Political Philosophy


Professional Experience

During my undergraduate studies, I worked on climate and energy foreign policy as an intern at the German Ministry of Finance and the German Federal Foreign Office. Furthermore, I held positions as a research assistant at the Chair of International Competition Policy and tutor for the Macroeconomics II lecture at the Chair for Money and International Economics at the University of Bayreuth. Additionally, I contributed to climate policy evaluation as a research assistant at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) at the FutureLab "CERES: Political Economy for Inclusive Wealth Governance and Sustainability" in cooperation with the "Climate Econometrics "project based at Nuffield College, Oxford. I also wrote my bachelor's thesis in corporation with the PIK under the supervision of Dr Nicolas Koch, examining the policy reactions of 30 European states to the energy crisis, with a specific focus on transport policy.



My mother tongue is German. Besides that, I am fluent in English (C1) and Spanish (B2).



  • German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Klaus Höchstetter Foundation