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Julia Schubert is a Research Associate in the Department of Science Studies at the FIW Bonn. 

As part of the Mercator research project on the Politics and Sociology of Science, her research lies at the interface of political sociology, STS, historical sociology, and environmental studies. Her work mainly addresses the interrelation of science, technology, and policy in modern world society. She explores the "careers" of global societal challenges, i.e. the expert observations that shape and the institutions that stabilize them. Current research projects particularly concern the emerging debate of geoengineering, i.e. suggestions to deliberately intervene in the natural climate system to address symptoms or causes of anthropogenic climate change.

In 2016 and 2017, she conducted field research as a Fulbright Scholar at the CIRES Center for Science and Technology Studies at CU Boulder, Colorado (supervision: Max Boykoff).

Before joining the FIW in 2014, she obtained her B.A. in Social Sciences from the Philipps- University of Marburg (2010) and a M.A. in Sociology from the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (2014) with a thesis on the “Conditions and Prospects of Science-Based Political Decision-Making”. In 2011 she completed a Traineeship at the Consulting Department of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) in Chicago. She was awarded the “Alumni Preis 2014” for outstanding achievements in the Masters-Studies of Sociology by the Max-Weber-Institute for Sociology of the University of Heidelberg. 

 

Research Interests & Projects

  • Interrelations of Science, Technology, and Policy in Modern World Society
  • Sociology of Climate Change and Geoengineering Expertise
  • Engineering the Climate. Science, Politics, and the Career of a Plan B (PhD thesis)
  • Science Studies; Sociology of Expertise; Epistemic Communities
  • Historical Sociology
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