Pauline Häßler


M.A. Pauline Häßler

Research Associate

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Center
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Phone: 0341 - 6025 3067
Pauline Häßler

Current projects

ESD Competence Centre for Process Support and Process Evaluation (BiNaKom)

  • Qualitative social science analyses with a focus on the field of visibility & communication

A more detailed description of the project and current information can be found on the website of the ESD Competence Center.


Professional experience

since December 2023

Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Research Associate

April 2021 - December 2023

Harz University of Applied Sciences
Research assistant in the REMINTA project (REcycling MINeral fractions from TAilings using the example of the tailings pond at Bollrich in Goslar)

June 2021 - November 2021

Harz University of Applied Sciences
Research associate in the PaGeR project (Participatory design of the digital revolution in the skilled crafts sector in the Altmark region)

November 2017 - March 2021

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
January 2021 - March 2021 - Research assistant in the development of a sustainability office
November 2017 - February 2018 - Research assistant to support the methodology department

May 2018 -
December 2020


Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Scientific assistant in the projects TEACHENER, GORmin and rECOmine

October 2017 -
March 2021

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Degree in Sociology, specializing in sustainability and social transformation, Master of Arts (Master's thesis topic: "(Climate) justice - but for whom? Milieu and ideas of justice of Fridays for Future participants")

October 2014 - September 2017

University of Leipzig
Degree in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

Erasmus semester August 2016 - December 2016 - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Key research areas

  • Socio-ecological transformation processes
  • Exchange between science, civil society, business and politics
  • Resource-efficient circular economy


“It shouldn’t look aggressive”: How conceptions about publics shape the development of mining exploration technologies.
Bleicher, Alena; Häßler, Pauline; David, Martin. 2022. Public Understanding of Science.

Responsible tailing management: making the social license to operate tangible.
Häßler, Pauline; Bleicher, Alena. 2022. In: Lieven Machiels und Perumal Priyadharshini (Hg.): (Re)mining Extractive Waste: a new business? Book of Abstracts. Leuven: Alpha Copy, S. 28–29.

Ressourcen in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Umweltforschung. Diskussionspapier zur 16. Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe Umweltsoziologie, 30.09. - 01.10.2019. UFZ-Discussion Papers 10/2020.
Häßler, Pauline; Kurth, Markus; Rutjes, Henriette; Wittstock, Felix.
Leipzig: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Dezember 2020.

Technologieentwicklung in der Rohstofferkundung - Soziologische Perspektiven. UFZ-Discussion Papers 3/2019.
Gerhold, Mona; Glum, Annabel Sophie; Häßler, Pauline; Hemmerling, Maximilian; Kinner, Anja; Kühl, Lukas.
Leipzig: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, April 2019.

Teaching activity

WS 2022/23 - Bachelor seminar "Scientific methodology", Harz University of Applied Sciences

WS 2021/22 - Bachelor seminar "Scientific Methodology", Harz University of Applied Sciences (online)