Fellows

Barbosa, Sérgio | Brazil/Portugal

Sérgio Barbosa is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra, where he is part of the program "Democracy in the Twenty-First Century". He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and a MA in Political Sociology from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Sérgio has been a Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) fellow (2020-2024).

Çiftçi, Mariye | Turkey

 

Mariye completed her undergraduate education at the Department of Sociology, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey in 2017 and master's degree at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Turkey in 2020. Her master thesis was about Iranian refugees. In this thesis, she focused on the status losses and work experiences of highly skilled refugees after their migration to Van, Turkey. Between 2019-2020, she was an exchange student in scope of Erasmus Program at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal.

Giacometti, Alessio | Italy

Alessio Giacometti is a PhD candidate in Social Sciences: Communications, Interaction and Cultural Constructions at the University of Padova (Italy), working on a project about the representations of nuclear fusion. Member of the research unit Pa.S.T.I.S (Padova Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies), he obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Padova, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Sociological Sciences and in Communications Studies from the same university.

Hilbrich, Iris | Germany

Iris Hilbrich received a Double-Bachelor's degree in English and American Studies and Sociology from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg and a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Vienna. Since 2018 she has been working at the University of Hamburg, focusing on sociological and ethical implications of medicine, science and technology. Since 2019 she has been a research associate at the Center for Advanced Studies "Futures of Sustainability" at the University of Hamburg, where she focuses on sustainability and technology transitions in the Anthropocene.

Liu, Yifan | China

Yifan Liu is a PhD candidate in Public Policy and an MS candidate in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Her research delves into the realms of large-scale data analysis, field experimentation, and the application of statistical and computational methods in social sciences. Her work is centered on analyzing social and policy issues, with major applications to climate change, transportation, and electric mobility.

Moshin, Anto | Indonesia

Anto Mohsin is Assistant Professor in Residence in the Liberal Arts Program at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and an affiliated faculty member of Northwestern University’s Science in Human Culture Program. He is an interdisciplinary scholar of infrastructure, energy, and environment and of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He is a member of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs’ Climate Crisis + Media Arts working group.

Rahmani, Soma | Iran

Dr. Soma Rahmani, holding a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy Making from Mazandaran University and a Master of Science in Executive Management (Strategic Management) from Tehran University. She has recently assumed the role of Research Fellow at Graz University of Technology's IAS-STS, commencing in October 2023. Her academic background and research experience have spanned both corporate and national levels.

Rauny, Rahul | India

Rahul is a Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has dedicated himself to the pursuit of knowledge at the intersection of society, community health and biotechnology.

Prior to embarking on his Ph.D., he successfully completed an M. Phil in Social Sciences in Health, demonstrating his commitment to understanding the complexities of public health and societal dynamics. Before that, he obtained a master’s degree in biotechnology, showcasing his multidisciplinary approach to learning and research.