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


Extraordinary LED installations: events for user-innovation interaction. In: Industry and innovation. Published online 11 July 2017, 1-29.

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

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

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 (2014), 303-324.

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

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 (2013), Special Issue on "Cultural and Cognitive Dimensions of Innovation". Petra Ahrweiler; Riccardo Viale (Eds.), 151-165. 

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

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

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

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