Irene Müller

Research Associate
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IASS Projects

  • Kopernikus project ENavi

Research Interests

  • How can we meet the 1,5°-goal? How do we achieve the global political transformation needed for this? How can we engage people?  How can our culture be changed so that it makes sustainability possible?
  • I am broadly interested: in protest & participation, in energy transitions, in European energy policy, in mobility, in socio-technical regimes. I am especially interested in the link between social and technical systems.
  • Regarding methods, I am interested in action research, project management and creative methods which engage people outside science.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017: IASS Potsdam, project ENavi (Energy transition navigation system).
  • Work package 6: Lifestyles and values, task 5: mobility.
  • 2013-2016: Master “Sustainability, Society and the Environment” at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. Master’s thesis: International cooperation for a European energy transition: Norwegian stakeholder’s perspectives on ‘Norway as a green battery for Europe?’. Research stays in Norway and Denmark.
  • 2013: Bachelor “Social Sciences” at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Bachelor’s thesis: Promoting and constraining factors of renewable municipal electricity supply. 

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

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Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • Workshops at summer schools of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung; i.e. Commons, Energy transition, project peer counseling.

Awards and Grants

  • Scholar of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
  • ASA Glen Participant; Internship in an NGO in Benin (in French): First steps to a community medical garden
  • ZIS Travel Grant, and book award