Department of Business Development and Technology

Livia Bianca Fritz


Livia Bianca Fritz


Dr. Livia Fritz is an interdisciplinary social scientist drawing on approaches from political theory and Science and Technology Studies to analyze relations between knowledge (production), policy and society in the field of sustainability. Her work aims at understanding power dynamics and value negotiations at science-policy-society interfaces and finding ways to improve these complex interfaces for climate governance and sustainability transformations. As part of the EU-funded project “GeoEngineering and Negative Emissions Pathways in Europe” (GENIE), she is currently involved in exploring public participation and the role of diverse expertise in the governance of emerging, yet contested, climate technologies.

Prior to joining Aarhus University, Livia held researcher and teaching positions at the Laboratory on Human-Environment Relations in Urban System (HERUS) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), at the Chair for Human-Environment Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), at the Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OEFSE) and was visiting scholar at Leuphana University and the Technical University of Berlin as part of a fellowship of the TdAcademy. Livia also gained experience in policy advice in both bilateral and multilateral development institutions (UNIDO, GIZ). As a member of the board of the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (Saguf) she engages in fostering inter-and transdisciplinary approaches for sustainability transformations.

Livia studied development studies with a focus on political science at the University of Vienna and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and received her PhD from EPFL.




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