is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Theory at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research is situated at the intersection of organisational sociology, economic sociology, rural sociology and valuation studies. She investigates the relationship between organisation, waste and responsibility, with a focus on the role of standards and standardization. Her empirical attention is directed to food (waste).
is senior researcher and curator at the German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in Bremerhaven, Germany. At the institute, he coordinates the exhibition and research area Ship and Environment. Trained as a cultural anthropologist and STS researcher his research interests range from feminist technoscience, kinship, reproduction, and the body to political ecology, marine and environmental anthropology and economies of waste. In recent years, his research has focused on what he calls “speculative ecologies”, such as the problematisation of microplastics or underwater munition in the ocean.
is currently a PhD student at the International Doctoral Program “Nature-Culture” at Faculty of “Artes Liberales” University of Warsaw. She is working on a dissertation concerning the natural and cultural status of post-nuclear spaces on the examples of Chernobyl’s and Fukushima’s exclusion zones. She is a head of the research grant (Bio)discourse after Catastrophe. The Natural-Cultural Status of Nuclear Disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima. She received the Fulbright Junior Research Award for the year 2022-2023 and is currently a Visitor Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
is working toward a Ph.D. at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. She is a part of the Emmy Noether Research Group “Hazardous Travels Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy,” funded by the German Research Foundation, where her work centers on hazardous waste trade, social inequalities, scrap recycling, and environmental activism. her work has been featured or is forthcoming in The Persistance of Technology: Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal, The SAGE Handbook of Global Social Theory, Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis, Environmental
is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the University of Zurich. As a cultural anthropologist and feminist STS scholar, her work focuses on urban resilience, technological megaprojects, and environmental issues related to water scarcity and waste abundance, mainly in Southeast Asia and Europe. Moreover, Kathrin is particularly interested in how other forms of ethnographic knowledge can be creatively shaped to provide alternative responses to climate change. She is the author of “Recycling Infrastructures in Cambodia. Circularity, Waste, and Urban Life in Phnom Penh” (Routledge, 2022).
is an Assistant Professor Human Geography with Focus Posthuman Studies, Department of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, Austria. She works at the intersections of human geography, environmental humanities, and science and technology studies (STS). Her focus is on qualitative and ethnographic environmental research, relational political ecology, environmental justice and more-than-human geography.
is currently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Political Science and the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at the University of Münster, Germany. His research is centered on issues of environmental politics and governance, with a particular focus on the areas of waste governance, food governance, the politics of sustainable consumption, and the democracy-environment nexus. Within the “Waste in Motion” network, his expertise lies in the analysis of political regulatory efforts, classificatory practices and control mechanisms of different “waste goods” and the resulting negative externalities across borders.
is a senior researcher, Ethnology Institute, Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), University of Amsterdam. She focuses on food, bodies, water, waste, infrastructures and sustainability. She is developing a new research approach to the relational study of the agricultural greenhouse complex, focusing empirically on the foci of horticultural production in the Netherlands and Spain. Both rely on similar infrastructures (greenhouses) and address water, waste, plants, and labor as resources to be managed.