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Britta Acksel
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is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Goethe-University Frankfurt and a research associate at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen. Her research is about policy instruments to further ecological sustainability transformations in cities.

Paz Araya
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is a doctoral researcher on thermal comfort and dwelling practices in cold houses in southern Chile.

Petra Beck
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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.

Sabine Biedermann
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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.

Patrick Bieler
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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.

Milena Bister
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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.

Sascha Cornejo Puschner
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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.

Lauren Cubellis
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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
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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.

Jelena Große-Bley
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is a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a doctoral researcher/lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. Her current research focuses on climate change adaptation discourses and practices in the context of China’s agricultural system.

Janine Hauer
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is a researcher and research coordinator at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. She is also a PhD candidate at Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Transformation of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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

Dženeta Hodžić
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is a research fellow at the Institute for Socio-Ecological Research (ISOE) and a PhD candidate in European Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Jonna Josties
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Beril Ocakli
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is a final-stage doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her research focuses on extractivisms and alternatives, currently within the context of Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia.

Josefine Raasch
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is a visiting postdoc researcher at the Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations. Currently, she works as a Learning Designer for Executive Education at the ESMT Berlin.

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

Jorge Vega
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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.

Krystin Unverzagt
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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.

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