Ina Richter has been working at the IASS since 2013 on questions of how a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable change in the energy and transport sector can be achieved. In her position as Senior Associate, she analyses, structures and processes of policy-making and the role of stakeholder participation and develops ideas on how a 'culture of participation' could look like. The database energiebeteiligt.de, which she created in the course of the DEMOENERGY project (funded by the BMBF), provides an overview of what is happening in practice in terms of participation. Her dissertation focuses on the conflicts and constellations of actors that shape the developments in transport policy and evaluates these from a justice perspective.
Prior to working at the IASS, she worked with the Australian environmental NGO CAFNEC (Cairns), the think tanks adelphi and Stiftung neue Verantwortung (Berlin) as well as the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (Essen) and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (Munich). Her scholarly background is interdisciplinary and she holds a master's degree in Sociology, Communication Studies and German studies from the University of Leipzig and the University of Palermo.