BiographyI am a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory on Human- Environment Relations in Urban System (HERUS) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In my research and teaching, I am interested in participation processes and the interlinkages between knowledge, policy-making and societal change in the field of sustainability. As a social scientist in an interdisciplinary environment, I enjoy exploring how social theories and concepts can support us in making sense of what happens within science-policy systems and in identifying levers for improving these complex interfaces for sustainability governance.
As fellow of the TdAcademy, I am currently a visiting scholar at the Technical University of Berlin and Leuphana University. Prior to joining HERUS as doctoral assistant, I was project researcher at the Chair for Human-Environment Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, junior researcher at the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OEFSE) and gained experience in policy advice in both bilateral and multilateral development institutions (UNIDO, GIZ). I studied development studies with a focus on political science at the University of Vienna and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and received my PhD from EPFL.
Category: special award
For the article "Tracing power in transdisciplinary sustainability research: an exploration" (GAIA 1/2020)
for the article: "Participation as Relational Space: A Critical Approach to Analysing Participation in Sustainability Research."
PhD thesis nominated for the “EPFL Doctorate award” and “The Doctoral Program Distinction"