Felix Wittstock

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Governance and Institutions

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49 - 341 - 235 48 2197


Felix Wittstock

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Participation and Social Movements in Environmental and Technological Controversies
  • Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Curriculum Vitae

since 11/2016

PhD Student at UFZ Leipzig, Department of Environmental Politics

10/2015 - 02/2016

Tutor at the Department of Sociology, University of Jena

04/2015 - 07/2015

Internship at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe, within the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS and within the project Governance between Science and Public Protest as part of the research platform ENTRIA

10/2013 - 03/2016

MA Sociology, University of Jena

10/2011 – 02/2012

University of Poznań (Poland), Erasmus Program of the European Union

10/2009 - 09/2013

BA Social Sciences, University of Düsseldorf

Memberships and Honors

Conferences and Talks

Wittstock, F. (2019). Small-scale Interventions into a Dangerous Debate? How Civil Society Organizations React to Climate Engineering Proposals. 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester. 21.08.2019.

Wittstock, F. (2019). How do Civil Society Organizations react to Climate Engineering proposals? Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Klagenfurt. 27.06.2019.

Wittstock, F. (2019). Climate Engineering – Perspectives on Governance and Civil Society. Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe. 05.06.2019.

Wittstock, F., David, M. (2018). Politisierung im Dilemma? Kohleausstieg und Climate Engineering als Prüfstein für Partizipation und Technologieorientierung in der Klimabewegung. 39th Conference of the German Sociological Association, Göttingen. 26.09.2018.