The Contentious Politics of Disruptive Innovation: Vaping and Fracking in the European Union
GEM PhD Fellow on the CITRINE track (University of Warwick and L'Université Libre de Bruxelles), 2013-2017
I am currently working as a research assistant on the ENLIGHTEN project (European legitimacy in governing through hard times: the role of European Networks - http://enlightenproject.eu/) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). My tasks on this project involve contributions to original research on intra-EU human capital flight (skilled migration or "brain drain") and demographic change.
I have recently submitted my doctoral dissertation on the politics and regulatory challenges of disruptive innovation. The research involved a combination of interviews, document analysis, and network analysis to map the recent EU-level policy debates on electronic cigarettes and hydraulic fracturing. The findings contribute to a closer union between public policy, innovation studies, and sociology while providing practical insights on how to govern through periods of disruptive technological change.
The PhD research was funded by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Globalization, Europe and Multilateralism (GEM PhD School) with joint affiliations to the University of Warwick and L’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Prior to starting the PhD program, I worked briefly in UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services). I also have a BSc and MSc in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School.
2013-14: Warwick, United Kingdom
2014-15: ULB, Belgium
2015: Université Laval, Canada
2016-17: CBS, Denmark