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Dr Laur Kanger

Post:Research Fellow in Sustainability Transitions Studies (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)

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I am a Research Fellow in Sustainability Transitions Studies with a background in Media & Communication (University of Tartu, MA) and Science & Technology Studies (University of Edinburgh, PhD). Having joined SPRU in June 2016 my task has been to contribute to two emerging projects: Deep Sustainability Transitions and Designing Innovation Policies for Transformative Change.


Being a theorist at heart my interests are diverse and wide-ranging: while working as a lecturer in Technology Research in the University of Tartu I have given courses on social informatics, theories of contemporary societies, general social theories and information society. My (current) main research interests include transitions studies, history of technology and sociological theory. I have published on Deep Transitions, the role of users in transitions, automobile transitions and qualitative techniques for theorizing from historical narratives.


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