Karena Kalmbach

Dr. Karena Kalmbach, SUM PhD co-supervisor for Patrick Bek’s dissertation project Cycling and Governance in a Long-term and Global Perspective, is Assistant Professor in the History Division in the Technology, Innovation & Society Group (TU/e). She received her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 2014. Her thesis Meanings of a Disaster: The Contested ‘Truth’ about Chernobyldeals with British and French Chernobyl debates and the transnationality of arguments and actors and won the 2015 Book Prize for Young Scholars of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC). In 2014, she joined the Environmental Policy Research Centre of the FU Berlin. As member of the research group Multi Level Governance-Perspectives on Management of Nuclear Waste Disposal, she worked on questions of conflicts, acceptance and acceptability. She is establishing a new research project on the role of fear as an argument in pro-technology discourses.