Henrike Knappe has been Scientific Project Leader of the Politicizing the Future project at the IASS since January 2017. Her research focuses on the political representation of future generations and the contexts and practices of democratic representation. Henrike studied political science at the University of Bremen, the University of Kraków and the Freie Universität Berlin. During a research internship at the University of Washington in Seattle she started researching the transnational networks of non-governmental organisations. Her doctoral thesis investigated practices of deliberation, participation and representation in transnational civil society networks. Henrike worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen before joining the IASS.