Public Scholarship and Engagement
Ingrid's research explores the ways in which political economic processes, scientific knowledge production, and citizen mobilization converge around environmental infrastructure projects. Her PhD dissertation attends to the material and discursive construction of waste as a renewable energy source in the European Union, and investigates the ecological, economic, and political implications of this framing in the context of waste-to-energy (WTE) production. Ingrid operationalizes this work through comparative, multi-sited case studies of WTE projects in two Austrian states. She also holds a MSc in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis, and a BA in International Development from UC Berkeley.