Fellows

Ahrens, Friederike | Germany

Friederike Ahrens is a doctoral candidate at the department of media studies at the University of Cologne (Germany) and a collegiate at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. She did her undergraduate studies in literary, cultural and media studies at the Universities of Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Vienna (Austria) and Nantes (France). She received a Diploma in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Dusseldorf and the University of Nantes. Her current research focuses on the Gaia theory in film studies and STS, ecocinema, ecofeminist STS and new materialism.

Cole, Nicki | Austria

Nicki Lisa Cole, PhD is an American sociologist with expertise in consumer culture and global supply chains, with a particular focus on the production and consumption of electronics, sustainable and ethical production and consumption, and fair trade systems. She has worked at universities and research organisations in California, England and Austria. Nicki’s focus while a Fellow at IAS-STS is on publication and funding acquisition. 

Daimary, Rachan | India

Rachan Daimary is a doctoral candidate in Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSSTIP) at Central University of Gujarat, India. His research focuses on public engagements with conservation science in protected areas for effective wildlife conservation and development. He was awarded an M.Phil. for his dissertation entitle with ‘Public Engagement with Innovations in Informal Settings: A Study of Grassroots Innovation in India’ from Central University of Gujarat.

Park, Jacob | USA

Jacob Park is Associate Professor in the College of Business at Castleton University (Vermont/USA) who specializes in the research and teaching of social and environmental dimensions of innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business, with special expertise/ interests in emerging economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Caribbean regions. He serves as the Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and on the editorial boards of Business Strategy and the Environment and Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies.

Stephens, Raphaël | France

Raphaël Stephens is a Doctor in Social Sciences from AgroParisTech, ABIES Doctoral School (Agriculture, Food, Biology, Environment, Health). He prepared his doctoral thesis focussing on agri-food transitions at the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Science Innovation Société (LISIS) of the Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE), under the supervision of Dr Marc Barbier.

Walwyn, David R. | South Africa

David Walwyn is a Professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria. He has a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. His research interests cover sustainability transitions, renewable energy, science and innovation policy, research management and industry localisation.