Nina Rismal


Nina Rismal is an economist and political philosopher interested in theories of social change and in making social change happen. She studied at SOAS, Oxford, and Cambridge, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation in defense of utopias. Before joining the team in Hamburg in 2018, Nina spent a year as a fellow at THE NEW INSTITUTE’s Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At THE NEW INSTITUTE Nina works on the programmes "Practice of Economic Transformation" and "The New Hanse".

Selected Publications

  • “The Ends of Utopian Thinking in Critical Theory”, forthcoming in 2021


What gives you hope?

The willingness of some people to be there, no matter what.

How does change happen?

Through collective action.

Why have you joined TNI?

Because I was meant to be here.


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