Petra Beck
is a doctoral candidate, research associate at the L:AEHR and research associate at the Centre Marc Bloch Berlin. Her current work is focused on human-thing relations in urban contexts, human-thing-Umwelten, and Thingspaces, like e.g. Selfstorage Facilities.


Patrick Bieler
is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is currently researching the interrelations of psychiatric care, mental illnesses, and urban environments.


Sabine Biedermann
is a doctoral fellow at the technical University of Berlin. Her current research focuses on how a (healthy) human microbiome is enacted through human-bacterial collaborations.


Milena Bister
is a research fellow at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. Her current research is focused on knowledge practices and dis/ability in the context of mental health care.


Lauren Cubellis
is a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Environment | Human Relations. Her research focuses on the discernment of need for individuals living within the category of “psychiatric disability” in Germany.


Adina Dymczyk
is a doctoral student at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In her PhD project she investigates the social, political, economic and technological implications of the phenomenon of transgenerational trauma in the context of medical practice and memory politics.


Janine Hauer
is a doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) where she is a member of the research group Changing Rural-Urban Linkages in the Global South. Her PhD project aims at understanding the (rural) food production - (urban) food consumption nexus by exploring the example of rice in Burkina Faso.


Anna Heitger
is a PhD student in the BMBF-funded project Food4Future that brings together inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on nutrition, food production, and sustainability.


Jonna Josties
is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is currently working on an anthropological analysis of start-up ecosystems.


Anja Klein
is a graduate student at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Departing from classical laboratory studies in science and technology studies, she is interested in current knowledge making practices in the sciences, different methodological approaches and research ethics.


Céline Lauer
is a graduate student at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her current research focuses on knowledge practices in urban planning processes.


Jörg Niewöhner
is Professor for Urban Anthropology and Human-Enviroment Relations at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is also deputy director of the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys). Jörg is currently working on an ecological or relational anthropology in the fields of global environmental change and the life sciences.


Sascha Cornejo Puschner
is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Ethnology of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His current research focus on the socio-ecological impacts of mining extractivism in Tarapacá, Chile.


Josefine Raasch
is a visiting postdoc researcher at the Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations. In her current project ‘Conceptualizations of Civic Identities. An ethnography of situated differences in Germany’s democracy’ she examines how different ways of relating to ‘Germans’ by knowing and interacting with each other in everyday practices shape democratic engagements.


Stefan Reinsch
is postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for the History of Medicine & Science Studies, University of Lübeck, Germany. His current project investigates, as part of a multidisciplinary team, the „Meaning and Practices of Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Diagnostics in Germany and Israel“.


Christine Schmid
is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of European Ethnology and research associate at the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She is currently researching “Genesungsbegleitung” (professional peer support in psychiatric care), a newly emerging profession in Germany. Her focus lies on everyday production and negotiation of experiential expertise in this field.


Tim Seitz
is a doctoral student at Technical University Berlin. He is working on a PhD project about experimental practices in behavioural governance.


Krystin Unverzagt
is a doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys). Her PhD project aims at strengthening practical reflection and reflective practice at the interface of STS and participatory socio-ecological modelling in order to understand better what participatory modelling does in society. She investigates how a participatory modelling practice interacts with elements of social order such as epistemology, cosmology, polity and citizen identity.


Jorge Vega
is a doctoral researcher at the Humboldt University - IRI THESys. His current research focuses on the development of environmental social movements related to mining, in conflicting scenarios.