International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Kerstin Schopp

Society, Culture and Technological Change and Nature and Sustainable Development

Kerstin Schopp is a research assistant at the Competence Center for Sustainable Development and in the project "Ethical Implications of IT Export to Sub-Saharan Africa (ELISA)". She studied Biology and Culture & Society of Africa with a focus on Developmental Sociology and African History in Karlsruhe (KIT) and at the University of Bayreuth.
               

Research interests

  • Sustainable development
  • Social-ecological consequences after human interventions in nature and societies
  • The equestrian statue in Windhoek, Namibia
  • (Neo-)colonialism

Background

  • Since August 2018 research associate in the project "Ethical Implications of IT Export to Sub-Saharan Africa (ELISA)" and at the Competence Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Tübingen.
  • From October 2017-July 2018, a certified scientific assistant at the Competence Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Tübingen.
  • From October 2016 to October 2017, certified research assistant in the project "Fundamentals of Organisational Ethics" in the Department of Ethics and Education at the IZEW of the University of Tübingen.
  • From March-September 2016, certified research assistant in the Bachelor's and Master's application process in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tübingen.
  • From 2012-2015 Master's programme "Culture and Society of Africa" with focus on Development Sociology/Development Policy and African History at the University of Bayreuth with research stay at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Cameroon.
  • From 2011-2012 postgraduate studies in African Studies at the University of Bayreuth.
  • From 2007-2010 Bachelor of Science in Biology at KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Publications and keynotes

  • 2019: Schmidt, Maximilian; Schopp, Kerstin, Albiez, Marius: Methane and CO2 in Lake Kivu - an Interdisciplinary Investigation in Respect of the Sustainable Development Goals. Vortrag auf der Kosmos Konferenz “Navigating the Sustainability Transfomration in the 21st Century”. Humboldt Universität, Berlin, 30.08.2019.
  • 2019: Schopp, Kerstin: Les réinstallations forcées: le cas d'Ekondo Kondo au Cameroun. In: Diawara, M. et Röschenthaler, U.: Normes étatiques et pratiques locales en Afrique subsaharienne. Entre affrontement et accomodement. Éditions Manucius: Paris: 135-156.
  • 2019: Schopp, Kerstin; Schelenz, Laura; Heesen, Jessica und Pawelec, Maria: Ethical questions of digitalization in the GLobal South. In: TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 28, No 2: 11-16, 8. Juli 2019. https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.28.2.s11
  • 2019: Schopp, Kerstin: Loss and new opportunities: An investigation of female coping strategies after resettlement in Ekondo Kondo, Cameroon. Vortrag auf der NORA Conference “Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses & Feminist Politics”. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 23.05.2019.
  • 2018: Albiez, Marius und Schopp, Kerstin: Schöne neue Streamingwelt: Zwischen Binge Watching und Nachhaltigkeitsutopie. In: Brand, Cordula und Meisch, Simon (Hg.): Ethik in Serie. Eine Festschrift zu Ehren von Uta Müller. Tübingen: Tübingen Libraray Publishing (Materialien zur Ethik in den Wissenschaften): 339-351.
  • 2018: Schelenz, Laura and Schopp, Kerstin: Digitalization in Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Technology, Development, and Justice. In: International Journal of Digital Society (IJDS), Vol. 9, Issue 4, December 2018: 1412-1420. DOI: 12.20533/ijds.2040.2570.2018.0175.
  • 2016: Schopp, Kerstin: People facing resettlement in Ekondo Kondo, Cameroon. In: Diawara, Mamadou; Röschenthaler, Ute (eds.), 2016: Competing norms: state regulations and local praxis in sub-saharan Africa. Campus: Frankfurt, New York: 145-166.
  • 2014: Schopp, Kersitn: Changes in local knowledge of resettled populations – the example of Ekondo Kondo. Vortrag auf dem Workshop “State Regulations and Local Praxis” des Exzellenzclusters “Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen”. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.