Workshop Leaders

Tuesday, June 28th 2022, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dana R. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology, the Director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, and the President-Elect of the Eastern Sociological Society. Her research focuses on questions related to democracy, activism, and climate politics, most recently studying political elites' responses to climate change, the emergent US Civilian Climate Corps, and activism around climate, systemic racism, and the American Resistance. Her research employs a mixed-methods approach that integrates data collected through open-ended semi-structured interviews and participant observation with various forms of survey data.

Karin Ingold is Professor of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute of Political Science, and the Vice-President of the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern. She focuses on Climate Change mitigation and adaptation options at the national and local levels and uses a mixed-methods approach to answer questions about policy learning and change in climate, energy, and environmental politics. She is an expert in elite survey and network analysis.

Marlene Kammerer is a PostDoc in the Policy Analysis and Environmental Governance at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern. She is also affiliated to the Oeschger Center of Climate Change Research and leads the SNIS funded-research project “What international negotiators promise and domestic policymakers adopt: Policy and politics in the multi-level climate change regime”. She is an expert in text analysis, in social-scientific statistics and programming, and social and discourse network analysis.