Postdoctoral project on women in working class jobs

Katharina Wuropulos joins the Prepare team to explore public connection among women in working class jobs.

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Katharina Wuropulos

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Katharina Maria Wuropulos will be conducting her postdoctoral research on public connection within the Prepare project. Her work will be one of three sub-studies in the project.

Katharina is a sociologist, and before joining Prepare she worked on better understandings of solidarity and security in Europe from a postcolonial perspective. This included ethnographic field work on flight migration in Europe’s humanitarian borderlands. For her PhD,she researched everyday life with violence and media discrimination in Sweden and its material-social solutionisms.

For about ten years she has built transnational organisations and communities and won a variety of grants at the intersection of academia and the social innovation ecosystem. Before her research position at UiB, she was a researcher at Bundeswehr University Hamburg, Bundeswehr University München and Augsburg University. For the duration of her PhD, Katharina was a fellow at the Research School on Peace and Conflict at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). She studied at Uppsala University, Heidelberg University, and Bologna University. Previously, Katharina held a variety of positions (consultancies, fellowships and traineeships) at GIZ in Brussels, at the German French research institute Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin, at the Heidelberg Conflict Barometer, the German parliament, the German Foreign Office, and at different innovation laboratories on the SDGs (amongst others the Unleash innovation lab and Stanford University’s peace innovation lab). Katharina is currently a fellow of the Schmidt Foundation’s International Strategy Forum.