Before working at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Jonathan Doe has worked with the Historical Society of Ghana, and as a freelance tour guide and interpreter of Ghanaian heritage to both local and international audiences. He has been a member of a USA National Science Foundation sponsored research project, Diaspora for Development, where he briefly served as a Willamette University Junior Scholar. He has been featured in The Ghanaian State broadcaster giving reflections on current affairs and in radio documentaries.
He is interested in questions of heritage conservation, local knowledge in post colonial societies and environmental sustainability.
Tim Sockel studies Computer Science (B.Sc.) at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. Since December 2018, he has been working as a student assistant at the chair of Technoscience Studies.
He is responsible for the chair’s website and assists the team with related technical problems.
Nicole Vasconi is pursuing an M.A. in World Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany). She completed her B.Sc. in music arts administration and performance at Butler University (Indianapolis, U.S.). Research interests lie in arts and cultural management, including: participatory projects, access, and democratization processes in cultural organizations. Nicole has worked in the culture sector as a nonprofit administrator and project assistant for organizations like art museums, nonprofit galleries, botanic gardens, and classical music organizations.
Nicole is currently working for the Technoscience Chair and is writing her master’s thesis, How can participatory exhibitions in the museum share authority with communities? A critical analysis of Community Altars at Denver Botanic Gardens.