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Niko Alexander Schäpke

I am currently working as a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. I am an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background spanning sustainability studies, ecological economics, and political sciences. My work is situated in the field of solutions-oriented sustainability science, focusing governance of sustainability transformations, transdisciplinarity and human agency. My theoretical focus is on settings, methods and principles of action-oriented sustainability science, dynamics of human agency and spaces for societal learning and change. Empirically I build on transdisciplinary case studies and comparisons to gain in-depth understanding as well as literature reviews building on case surveys and examples to gain a larger overview. I am driven by a passion to advance sustainability studies in its capacity to contribute to societal transformation towards sustainability.