Doctoral Candidates

Jonathan Bill Doe, M.A.

Jonathan Bill Doe, M.A. Doctoral Candidate

Jonathan Bill Doe majored in Philosophy of History at the University of Ghana and later received an M.A. in Museum and Heritage Studies from the same university. He conducted field work and participated in the Koma Land archaeological research project in Northern Ghana for his M.A. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Benjamin Warinsie Kankpeyeng. Jonathan Doe then completed methods courses in teaching history at University of Cape Coast, earning a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He moved to BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg to pursue an M.A. in World Heritage Studies, completing his thesis on Archaeology of Wetlands Commons: Anlo Adaptive Management of Keta Lagoon under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz and Dr. Anca Prodan.

At BTU, Jonathan Doe has worked as a research assistant on the Environmental Humanities project at the Chair of Technoscience Studies. He has also worked with the Historical Society of Ghana and as a freelance tour guide and interpreter of Ghanaian heritage for both local and international audiences. He was a member of the USA’s National Science Foundation sponsored research project, Diaspora for Development, serving as a Willamette University Junior Scholar. Jonathan Doe has shared his ideas with professionals, academics and activists in Taiwan, Japan, USA and the Netherlands. He has been featured on The Ghanaian State public broadcasting and in radio documentaries, giving reflections on current affairs. Jonathan Doe is currently working on his PhD dissertation with Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz at BTU.

Contact


Jonathan Bill Doe, M.A.
Lehrgebäude 10
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

jonathanbill.doe(at)b-tu.de


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Theories of Technoscience
  • Postcolonial Philosophical Fieldwork
Ethical and Political Action
  • Garden Practice in the Commons
  • Decolonising Ecology
  • Wetland Culture
Environmental Anthropology
  • From Homo faber to Homo hortensis
Images as Instruments
  • Urban Futures
Georg Hausladen, M.Sc.

Georg Hausladen, M.Sc. Doctoral Candidate

Georg Hausladen studied biology, architecture and philosophy at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2010, he has worked as a research assistant in interdisciplinary projects, including ecology, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture at the Technical University of Munich (e.g. ‘Animal Aided Design’ under Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser (2014) and ‘Urban nature and climate adaptation’ under Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit). In 2013, he was involved in the project ‘Genesis and Ontology of Technoscientific Objects’ at the Technical University of Darmstadt (under Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann and Dr. Astrid Schwarz). From February to March 2014, he worked at the University of Texas in Austin (under Prof. Dr. Petra Liedl) as a visiting fellow.

Georg Hausladen has been working as a freelance biologist in integrative nature conservation and landscape planning since 2010, and he regularly gives ecology courses at the Technical University of Munich. As of February 2019, he is writing his doctoral thesis at the Chair of Technoscience Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, where he recently joined as a research assistant in October 2019.

Contact


Georg Hausladen, M.Sc.
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 130a
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

georg.hausladen(at)b-tu.de
www.georghausladen.de


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Ecology as Technology
  • Epistemology of Ecosystem Theories
  • Cybernetics
Ethical and Political Action
  • Care Ethics
  • Gardening Practice
Environmental Anthropology
  • Ecotechnologies
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Nature and Environmental Conservation
Images as Instruments
  • Ecological and Ecotechnological Utopias
Marina Maia, M.A.

Marina Maia, M.A. Doctoral Candidate

Marina Maia did her bachelor in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Federal University of Ceará (Brazil). She completed her M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in the research line City, Culture and Politics.

Marina Maia has worked as a research assistant in a project comprising ecological sustainability and heritage management in urban planning (under Prof. Dr. José Almir Farias Filho). In her MA, she did research on urban history, axiology, and heritage policy (under Prof. Dr. Inês Martina Lersch). She also did her training at Brazil’s National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN), Fortaleza, Ceará, and at France’s National Directory of Cultural Affairs (Drac), Lyon, Rhônes Alpes. Marina Maia is a member of ICOMOS Brazil and her research interests lie in the fields of Cultural Heritage, Urban History, Planning, Cartography, Conceptual and Political History. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis with Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz.

Contact


Marina Maia, M.A.
Lehrgebäude 10
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

marina.deCastroTeixeiraMaia(at)b-tu.de​​​​​​​


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Boundary Objects
  • Conceptual History
Ethical and Political Action
  • Heritage Policy and Management
  • Heritage Activism
  • Cultural Rights
Images as Instrument
  • Historical GIS
  • Historical Cartography
Nicole Vasconi, M.A.

Nicole Vasconi, M.A. Doctoral Candidate

Nicole Vasconi did her M.A. in World Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. She researched the concept of sharing authority between museums and local communities co-producing exhibits on intangible cultural heritage expressions (under Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz and Dr. Roland Meyer). She completed her B.Sc. in music arts administration and performance at Butler University (Indianapolis, U.S.). Her research interests lie in arts and cultural management, including: participatory projects and events, community engagement, and democratization processes in cultural organizations. Nicole Vasconi has worked in the culture sector as an administrator for organizations such as art museums, nonprofit galleries, botanic gardens, and classical music organizations.

Nicole Vasconi currently works as a research assistant for the Technoscience department. She is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums), is a co-organizer on the planning committee for the Arts & Cultural Management Conference 2021, and also a contributing member to the Association for Critical Heritage Studies. She is working on her PhD with Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz.  

Contact


Nicole Vasconi, M.A.
Lehrgebäude 10
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Biographies of Technoscientific Objects
  • Museums and Material Culture
Ethical and Political Action
  • Care Ethics
  • Cultural Participation
  • Democratization of the Arts

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