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. Being a DAAD STIBET 2021 scholarship awardee, 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
Ethico-political Thinking
  • Garden Practice in the Commons
  • Decolonising Ecology
  • Wetland Culture
Environmental Anthropology
  • From Homo faber to Homo hortensis
Images as Instruments
  • Urban Futures
Marina Maia

Marina de Castro Teixera Maia, M.A. Mestra em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) | Doctoral Candidate

Marina Maia did her Bacharelado em Arquitetura e Urbanismo (Bachelor in Architecture and Urban Planning) at the Federal University of Ceará (Brazil). She completed her Mestrado em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (Master 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 Master’s, 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 de Castro Teixera Maia
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
Ethico-political Thinking
  • Heritage Policy and Management
  • Heritage Activism
  • Cultural Rights
Images as Instrument
  • Historical GIS
  • Historical Cartography
Utkarsh Patel

Utkarsh Patel M.A. (Madras School of Economics) | Doctoral Candidate

Utkarsh Patel graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in economics from the Madras School of Economics (India). He has additionally studied energy regulation at the Technical University Berlin and is reading philosophy of science at the Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover.

He worked for several years in public policy research at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. There, he assisted Dr. Isher J. Ahluwalia in her work on the challenges of urbanisation and sustainable development in India. They jointly conducted studies on urban water supply, solid waste management and municipal financing in Indian cities. He gained experience in engaging with government bodies, civic groups and research organisations to help design impactful policy.

At present, Utkarsh Patel is co-authoring a study with Montek S. Ahluwalia on India’s energy and climate policy ahead of the COP26, and working part-time at a Bavarian energy analytics start-up. His research applies techno-economic models to assess the role of deep decarbonisation technologies like hydrogen and carbon capture and storage in the energy transition. From October 2021, he will commence his doctoral work on Economics and Ethics of Negative Emission Technologies, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Astrid Schwarz and Prof. Dr. Stefan Zundel at BTU.

Contact


Utkarsh Patel
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 131b
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Ethico-political Thinking
  • Environmental Justice
  • Climate and Energy Policy
Environmental Anthropology
  • Climate Change
  • Negative Emission Technologies
  • Transboundary Risks and Regulation
Future Narratives
  • Future Ethics

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