Dr. Kirsten Selbmann-Lobbedey

Research themes
  • Governance
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
  • Methods
  • Development Politics
  • Gender
  • Macroeconomic Issues
  • Innovation, knowledge and science policy
  • Governance, conflicts and natural resources
Research countries
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Mexico
Working groups

STRIVE - Sustainable TRade and InnoVation transfer in the bioEconomy: from national strategies to global sustainable development goals

Teaching

unit in seminar "Environmental Economics and Policy" (ENV-300), Prof. Dr. Jan Börner (winter term 2016/17)

seminar: „Climate Change – a technological and societal challenge“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (summer term 2016)

seminar: “Scientific Foundation of Systems Theory”, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2015/2016)

2 seminars: “Climate Change – a technological and societal challenge“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2015/2016)

seminar: “Climate Change II: societal and technological-scientific aspects“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2015/2016)

2 lectures: “Sustainability and Technology Assessment “, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2015/2016)

2 seminars: “General Systems Theory – Paths of transdisciplinary analysis of the coherences of humanity, technology, nature, and society“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2015/2016)

2 seminars: “Climate Change – a technological and societal challenge“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (summer term 2015)

2 lectures “Sustainability and Technology Assessment“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (summer term 2015)

3 seminars “Systems Theory – Applications“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (summer term 2015)

3 seminars: “General Systems Theory – Paths of transdisciplinary analysis of the coherences of humanity, technology, nature, and society“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2014/2015)

seminar: „Bionics initiating Sustainable Innovations“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2014/2015)

2 seminars: „Climate Change – a technological and societal challenge“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2014/2015)

lecture: „Sustainability and Technology Assessment“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2014/2015)

seminar: „Sustainability and Technology Assessment“, Bochum University of Applied Sciences (winter term 2014/2015)

seminar: “Environmental Policy in Germany: Institutions, Actors and Strategies“, FU Berlin (summer term 2014)

seminar „Qualitative Methods and Research Design in Comparative Politics”, FU Berlin (summer term 2014)

seminar “Foundations of Qualitative Methods in Political Science within the Context of International Policy Analysis “ with Kerstin Mohr, FU Berlin (summer term 2013)

seminar “The Present and Future of (inter)national Biofuel Policy: Germany, the EU, and Brazil “, FU Berlin (summer term 2012)

seminar “Comparative Policy Analysis: Biosafety Policy in Latin America “, FU Berlin (winter term 2011/2012)

supervision of PhD theses (since Oct. ’09)

mentor of the mentoring program „GRÜN vernetzt" of Heinrich Böll Foundation (since Sep. ’08)

supervision of bachelor and master theses and drafts of PhD theses (since Sep. ’08)

lecturer for the Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger e.V. (VJF): annual seminars on socioeconomic and ecological implications of genetic engineering (since March ’01)

seminar „Zur Rolle von Wissen und Wissenspolitik in gesellschaftlichen Naturverhältnissen“ with F. Reusswig, W. Lass, University Potsdam (winter term 2007/2008)

seminar „Perspektiven als Post‐Doc“ and „Theory as Agency“, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin (‘06)

seminars „Regulierung von Gentechnik in Lateinamerika“ with Prof. Dr. V. Beussmann, University Hamburg (winter term 2005/2006)

heading the workshops of scholars of the Green Academy on „Wissensverhältnissen”, Hamburg (Nov. ‘04) and Magdeburg (Nov. ‘03)

block seminar „Wissensvielfalt und Wissenshegemonie“, summer academy of Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bad Bevensen (Aug. ‘04)

Professional experience

2014-2016: Substitute professor for sustainability with technical focus, Institute for Education, Culture and Sustainability, Bochum University of Applied Sciences

2013-2014: Scientific advisor, German Advisory Council on Global Change; Research focus: Global Governance and political science with focus on climate change and sustainable urban development

2008-2014: Head of junior research group „Biofuel as Social Fuel: Biokraftstoffe als sozialer Treibstoff einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung?“, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

2007-2008: Research assistant at PIK

2004-2007: Visiting researcher at PIK

2001-2004: Freelance Journalist

Degrees

2017: Habilitation, Free University Berlin

2009: PhD in Political Science (Dr. phil.), University Hamburg

2002: postgraduate studies in Science Journalism, Free University Berlin

2000: Diploma in Biochemistry, University of Potsdam

Expertise

Key research areas:Research on governance, risk, discourse and comparative policy regarding conflicts in the field of environmental, energy and technology policy; historical and discursive neo-institutionalism; science and technology studies; sociology of knowledge and science

2016

Pforte, L. & Selbmann, K. 2016. Evaluation of Ecological Criteria of Biofuel Certification in Germany. Sustainability, 8: Art. 936. (Open Access) Further Information
Selbmann, K. & Ide, T. 2016. Climate Change, Biofuels, and Conflict. In: Sarup Singh, R., Pandey, A. & Gnansounou, E. (eds.): Biofuels: Production and Future Perspectives. CRC Press. 25-35. Further Information
Selbmann, K., Mohr, K., Klinnert, A., & Litz, P. 2016. Inter‐ und Transdisziplinäre Kooperation im Projekt „Biofuel as Social Fuel“. In: Andrea von Braun Stiftung (eds.): Briefe zur Transdisziplinarität. Andrea von Braun Stiftung.

2015

Ruppert-Winkel, C.; Arlinghaus, R.; Deppisch, S.; Eisenack, K.; Gottschlich, D; Hirschl, B.; Matzdorf , B.; Mölders, T.; Padmanabhan, M.; Plieninger, T.; Selbmann, K.; Ziegler, R. and Plieninger, T. 2015. Characteristics, emerging needs, and challenges of transdisciplinary sustainability science: experiences from the German Social-Ecological Research Program. Ecology and Society, 20 (3) : Art. 13. (Open Access) Further Information
Selbmann, K. 2015. Explanation of Genesis, Continuity and Change of Policy: An Analytical Framework.. Innovative Energy Policies, 4: 1-9. (Open Access) Further Information
Selbmann, K. 2015. Bio-, Agro- or even Social Fuels: Discourse Dynamics on Biofuels in Germany. Environmental Values, 24: 483-510.
Selbmann, K. & Ide, T. 2015. Between Redeemer and Work of the Devil: The Transnational Brazilian Biofuel Discourse. Energy for Sustainable Development, 29: 118-126.
Selbmann, K., Ammon, S., Heineke, Corinna & Hintz, A. 2015. Interdisziplinarität in der Forschungspraxis. In: Andrea von Braun Stiftung (eds.): Briefe zur Transdisziplinarität 15, Schwerpunkt Innovation. Andrea von Braun Stiftung . 42-55.

2014

Venghaus, S. & Selbmann, K. 2014. Biofuel as Social Fuel: Introducing Socio-Environmental Services as a Means to Reduce Global Inequity?. Ecological Economics, 97: 84-92.

2013

Kaup, F. & Selbmann, K. 2013. The Seesaw of Germany’s Biofuel Policy – Tracing the Evolvement to its Current State. Energy Policy, 62: 513-521.

2012

Kaphengst, T., Wunder, S. & Timeus, K., Selbmann, K., Kaup, F. 2012. The Social Dimension of EU Biofuel Policy. In: Ecologic Briefs – Selection.
Selbmann, K. 2012. Interdisziplinarität – eine Herausforderung im monodisziplinären Forschungskontext. In: Briefe zur Interdisziplinarität 9, Andrea von Braun Stiftung. Further Information

2011

Selbmann, K. 2011. Kontinuität und Wandel von Politik. Regulierung Grüner Gentechnik in Mexiko und Chile. Nomos-Verlag. Baden-Baden. Further Information

2007

Ammon, S., Heineke, C. & Selbmann, K. 2007. Einleitung. In: Ammon, S., Heineke, C. & Selbmann, K (eds.): Wissen in Bewegung. Vielfalt und Hegemonie in der Wissensgesellschaft. Velbrück. 9-18.
Jaeger, C., Jochem, E. & Selbmann, K. 2007. Emissionsreduktion als wirtschaftliche Chance. Gutachten für das Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU) im Rahmen des Projekts am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung „Investitionen für ein klimafreundliches Deutschland.
Selbmann, K. 2007. Von kontaminiertem Mais und 'falscher' Wissenschaft. Risikokontroversen an den Schnittstellen Wissenschaft/Gesellschaft und Nord/Süd. In: Ammon, S., Heineke, C. & Selbmann, K. (eds.): Wissen in Bewegung. Vielfalt und Hegemonie in der Wissensgesellschaft. Velbrück. 81-102.

2006

Selbmann, K. 2006. Unsicherheiten bei der Regulierung technikinduzierter Risiken in Wissen(schafts)gesellschaften. In: Heinrich Böll Stiftung (eds.): Die Verfasstheit der Wissensgesellschaft. Westfälisches Dampfboot. 133-145.
Selbmann, K., Abels, G., Hofmann, J., Grupp, H. 2006. Wissensordnung, Eigentum und Allmende. In: Heinrich Böll Stiftung (eds.): Die Verfasstheit der Wissensgesellschaft. Westfälisches Dampfboot. 84-89.

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Kirsten Selbmann-Lobbedey

Senior Researcher

E-Mail:
kselbman(at)uni-bonn.de

Department:
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change