Dr. Nona Schulte-Römer


Dr. Nona Schulte-Römer

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

Tel.: +49 341 235 1021
Fax: +49 341 235 451021
Nona Schulte-Römer

Dr Nona Schulte-Römer

Research areas:

Chemicals in the environment:

  • The transformation towards a 'sustainable chemistry'.
  • Micropollutants in aquatic systems and medial discourse.

Light in the city:

Recent events

Curriculum Vitae

since 12/2015

Researcher in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

11/2014 - 11/2015

Researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) in the President's Project Group, Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, PhD.

09/2008 - 10/2014

Researcher and doctoral student in the WZB-research unit "Cultural Sources of Newness".

04/2007 - 08/2008

Editorial assistant, online newsroom Nachrichtenmanufaktur (n-tv.de and telebörse.de)

10/2000 - 12/2006

Magister Artium at Humboldt University Berlin, studies in theatre science/cultural communication, political science and cultural theory and history. Erasmus at Goldsmiths' College, University of London (2002/2003).

Completed projects

Publications 2019-2018

Schulte-Römer, N. and Söding, M. (2019). Routine Reporting of Environmental Risk: The First Traces of Micropollutants in the German Press. Environmental Communication, 13(9), 1108-1127. doi:10.1080/17524032.2019.1592004.

Schulte-Römer, N., Meier, J., Söding, M., and Dannemann, E. (2019). The LED Paradox: How Light Pollution Challenges Experts to Reconsider Sustainable Lighting. In: Georg Zissis (Ed.), Special Issue on Sustainable Lighting and Light Pollution. Sustainability, 11(21), 6160. doi:10.3390/su11216160.

Schulte-Römer, N., Meier, J., Dannemann, E., and Söding, M. (2019). Lighting Professionals versus Light Pollution Experts? Investigating Views on an Emerging Environmental Concern. Sustainability, 11(6), 1696. doi:10.3390/su11061696.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2019). What is French about the “French fear of darkness”? The co-production of imagined communities of light and energy. In: Pritchard, S.B. and Le Gallic S. (Eds.), Special Issue on Light(s) and Darkness(es), Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, 2., energyhistory.eu/en/node/134.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2019). Research in the Dark: Explorations into the Societal Effects of Light and Darkness. Nature and Culture, 14(2), 215-227. doi:10.3167/nc.2019.140206.

Groß, M., and Schulte-Römer, N. (2018). Remaking Participatory Democracy through Experimental Design. Science, Technology & Human Values, 44(4), 707-718. doi:10.1177/0162243918799172.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2018). Extraordinary LED installations: events for user-innovation interaction. In: Industry and innovation. Published online 11 July 2017, 1-29.

Schulte-Römer, N., Dannemann, E. and J. Meier (2018). Light Pollution - A Global Discussion (e-book). UFZ: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21131.

 Schulte-Römer, N. (2015). Innovating in public. The introduction of LED lighting in Berlin and Lyon. Dissertation. Technical University Berlin, digital repository DepositOnce.

Schulte-Römer, N. and A. Hänel (2015). Dimming it down. Urban lighting, light pollution and society. In: Josiane Meier; Ute Hasenöhrl; Katharina Krause; Merle Pottharst (Eds.). New York, NY; London: Routledge, 101-104.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2014). The Case of Berlin Gas Street Lighting. Translating Engagement into Innovation. In: Hubert Knoblauch; Mark Jacobs; René Tuma (Eds.): Culture, Communication, and Creativity. Reframing the Relations of Media, Knowledge, and Innovation in Society. Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 303-324.

Schulte-Römer (2013). How Lighting Designers See. Creating and Crossing Professional Boundaries". In: Joachim Ritter (Ed.). Convention Proceedings. PLDC 4th Global Lighting Design Convention. Gütersloh: VIA-Verlag, 44-47.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2013). Fair Framings. Arts and Culture Festivals as Sites for Technical Innovation. In: Mind & Society - Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, Special Issue on "Cultural and Cognitive Dimensions of Innovation". Petra Ahrweiler; Riccardo Viale (Eds.), 151-165.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2013-04-22). Public controversy over public lighting - a unique opportunity to study light in space. In: T. Edensor and S. Millington (Eds.): Blog MMU Light Research.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2013). Digitalizing urban lighting. Technological Change Raises Political Issues by Transforming City Spaces. In: People, Patterns, Power. WZB Report, No. 1, 28-30.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2011). Enlightened cities. Illuminations for urban regeneration. In: Understanding the Post-Industrial City. F. Eckardt and S. Morgado (Eds.). Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 128-165.

Schulte-Römer, N. (2011). Light for remaking cities. Trends and reflections on urban design. In: Joachim Ritter (Ed.). Proceedings PLDC 3rd Global Lighting Design Convention, Madrid: VIA-Verlag, 60-63.