Doctoral Researcher, Coordination Postdoc Academy

Krystin Unverzagt is a doctoral researcher at IRI THESys. After obtaining a B.A. in “Politics and Society” from the University of Bonn, Germany, she graduated in “Science, Technology and Society” (M.Sc.) from University College London (UCL). Before joining IRI THESys, Krystin worked in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin as a Task Force Liaison Officer, as a consultant for the German Development Agency GIZ, and as a research assistant at the Center for Global Studies in Bonn and the STS Department of UCL in London. She is a freelance visual artist. Since August 2023, Krystin has been part of the Coordinating Office of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership at IRI THESys.

Her research project is funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of science
  • Public engagement in science/publicly engaged science
  • Socio-ecological modelling

Selected Publications

Williams, D. S., Celliers, L., Unverzagt, K., Videira, N., Máñez Costa, M., & Giordano, R. (2020). A method for enhancing capacity of local governance for climate change adaptation. Earth’s Future, 8, e2020EF001506.

Petra Beck, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Adina Dymczyk, Janine Hauer, Anna Heitger, Dženeta Hodžić, Ruzana Liburkina, Stefan Reinsch, Tim Seitz, Christine Schmid, Krystin Unverzagt (2020): Rezension zu: Groth, Stefan; Ritter, Christian (Hrsg.): Zusammen arbeiten. Praktiken der Koordination und Kooperation in kollaborativen Prozessen. Bielefeld 2019, H-Soz-Kult, 2020.

Sabine Biedermann, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Sascha Cornejo Puschner, Adina Dymczyk, Dennis Eckhardt, Janine Hauer, Maren Heibges, Dženeta Hodžić, Jonna Josties, Martina Klausner, Anja Klein, Céline Lauer, Ruzana Liburkina, Jörg Niewöhner, Stefan Reinsch, Christine Schmid, Tim Seitz, Itzell Torres, Krystin Unverzagt, Jorge E. Vega Marrot (2019): Current work in the Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations: Doing research in a more-than-thought collective, EASST Review, 38 (2), 2019.

Below K.C., Herweg S., Knoblich R., Unverzagt K. (2014) Hidden in Plain View: Exploring the Knowledge Power of States. In: Mayer M., Carpes M., Knoblich R. (eds) The Global Politics of Science and Technology – Vol. 2. Global Power Shift (Comparative Analysis and Perspectives). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.