Jakob Tonda Dirksen

Jakob Tonda Dirksen

Job title: Research Assistant
Email: jakob.dirksen@qeh.ox.ac.uk


Jakob is part of OPHI’s Research and Outreach teams. He supports the research of OPHI’s Director, Sabina Alkire, as well as research and policy projects across OPHI’s wider portfolio. He is a Lecturer and Research Associate at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. 

Jakob has held research positions at the Blavatnik School of Government and Mansfield College at the University of Oxford, and has worked in diplomacy for the German Foreign Office.


Jakob studied Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, and Philosophy in Germany and Spain.

Research interests

The theory and measurement of well-being, poverty and inequalities; sustainable development; and the capability approach.