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Isabel Oakes

Isabel is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the ways in which ordoliberal thought engaged with concepts of nature and the environment and the ways in which this influenced environmental policy making in Germany in the twentieth century. She has published articles on the intellectual history of ordoliberalism and the ways in which ordoliberal competition theory can address power in the digital age. Prior to this, Isabel completed the MPhil in Social and Economic History at the University of Oxford and the BA in International Relations at King’s College London. She has also worked in the private sector, primarily analysing ESG ratings for publicly listed companies in the DACH region. She hopes to promote intellectual engagement with climate change across disciplines and institutions and enact real change. Isabel grew up in Luxembourg to British-German parents.