Miranda Boettcher studied Political Science with a focus on International Environmental Politics, and Linguistics at the Ruperto Carola University of Heidelberg. In her Master Thesis she combined her two subjects of study, developing a discourse analytical framework to assess the social construction and legitimization of research and governance in emerging technology fields, using Climate Engineering as a case-study.
From 2010 – 2012 she worked in the International Relations Department at the University of Heidelberg as a Teaching and Research Assistant. At the same time she taught at the F&U Academy in Heidelberg.
Following a year off travelling South America, she worked as an Investigator for the Mintz Group in San Francisco in 2014. Subsequently she was employed until the end of 2015 as a Research Analyst by the Berlin-based consultancy firm Foresight Intelligence.
Miranda Boettcher has worked at the IASS since November 2015, where, as part of her PhD project, she assesses the development of emerging technology discourses in international scientific, public and political spheres.