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INGRID BEHRSIN

INGRID BEHRSIN

MSc., PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis, USA, Geography – Political Ecology; critical waste studies, urban political ecology, community-engaged learning, waste incineration, “green” economy

Ingrid Behrsin

Ingrid Behrsin is a PhD candidate in the Geography Graduate Group at UC Davis. Her research focuses on the ways that political economic processes, scientific knowledge production, and citizen mobilization converge around environmental infrastructure projects. Her dissertation attends to the material and discursive construction of waste as a renewable energy source in the European Union, and investigates the ecological, economic, and political implications of this framing in the context of waste-to-energy (WTE) production. She operationalizes this work through comparative, multi-sited case studies of WTE projects in two Austrian states.