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Dr. Sophia Becker

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Research associate

Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies

Chair Work, Technology and Participation
Sekr. MAR 1-1
Marchstraße 23
10587 Berlin

Raum MAR 1.028

Telefon: +49 (0)30 314-73905
Telefax: +49 (0)30 314-21120
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Talk times by arrangement.

Short Introduction/Resume

Sophia Becker is leader of the interdisciplinary Junio Research Group “The Transport Transition as a Socio-ecological Real-World-Experiment” (EXPERI). The group EXPERI is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is a joint project of the TU Berlin, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam and the DLR Institute for Transportation Research, Berlin.

From 2017 to 2019, Sophia Becker worked as mobility researcher (postdoc) at the IASS Potsdam. She studied psychology in Münster and Paris and completed her PhD at the University of Stuttgart (2013-2016), at the department for Sociology of Technology and the Environment. The topic of her dissertation project is rebound behavior in car-based mobility. This research was funded by the interdisciplinary program Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY TRANS. During her PhD, Sophia stayed at the University of California Berkeley, working as a visiting scholar at the department for Innovative Mobility at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (2015).

Fields of interest

  • Socio-technical Transition of the transportation sector

  • Transdisciplinary research methods

  • Mobility rebound behaviour and rebound effects

  • Quality of life and mobility innovations (cargobike-sharing, car-sharing)

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Current Position

  • Since 06/2019:
    Scientific project leader at the TU Berlin and scientific group leader at the IASS Potsdam

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Past Positions

  • 01/2017 – 05/2019
    Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) e.V. Potsdam, Germany.
    Research Project: „Energiewende Navigation System” (Kopernikus-Project ENavi)

  • 06/2015 – 11/2015    
    Visiting researcher at the
    University of California Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

  • 02/2013 – 10/2017
    PhD (Dr. rer. pol.)
    at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn. Funded by interdisciplinary Helmholtz-Alliance ENERGY-TRANS

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    Education

    10/05 – 01/11
    Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master’s degree) at the Department of Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

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    Publications

    scientific publication

    • Weiand, L. Schmitz, S., Becker, S., Niehoff, N., Schwartzbach, F. & Schneidemesser, Erika von (2019): Climate change and air pollution: the connection between traffic intervention policies and public acceptance in a local context. Environmental Research Letters.  DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab299b. In Press.
    • *Becker, S. & Renn, O. (im Erscheinen). Akzeptanzbedingungen politischer Maßnahmen für die Verkehrswende: Das Fallbeispiel Berliner Mobilitätsgesetz. In Akzeptanz und Partizipation - Herausfor-derungen für die Energiewende jenseits von Technik und Ressourcenausstattung, Hrsg. Cornelia Fraune, Michèle Knodt, Sebastian Gölz und Katharina Langer. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

    • Becker, S., Staemmler, J. & Herberg, J. (2019): Mobilität und Strukturwandel in Branden-burg. IASS Policy Brief zur Landtagswahl im Bundesland Brandenburg. http://doi.org/10.2312/iass.2019.016

    • Leventon, J., Becker, S., Zimmermann, H. & Wehrden, H. von. (2019). Leverage Points 2019. A trans-disciplinary conference, inspiring change. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28 (1), 55-57. http://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.28.1.13

    • Leventon, J., Becker, S., Zimmermann, H. & Wehrden, H. von. (2019). Leverage Points 2019. A trans-disciplinary conference, inspiring change. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28 (1), 55-57. http://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.28.1.13

        • Stelzer, F., Becker, S., Timm, J., Adomßent, M., Simon, K.-H., Schneidewind, U. et al. (2018). Ziele, Strukturen, Wirkungen transformativer Forschung. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 27 (4), 405-408. http://doi.org/10.14512/gaia.27.4.19

          • Becker, S. & Rudolf, C. (2018). The Status Quo of cargo-bikesharing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In K. Grafl, H. Bunte, K. Dziekan, H. Haubold & M. Neun (Hrsg.), Framing the Third Cycling Century. Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice (168-180). Dessau-Roßlau.

          • Butler, T. M., von Schneidemesser, E., Becker, S. (2018): Bekämpfung der städtischen Luftverschmutzung: Stickoxide und Dieselemissionen. - IASS Policy Brief, 2018, 3. doi.org/10.2312/iass.2018.023 Seite | 4

          • *Schmitz, S., Weiand, L., Becker, S., Niehoff, N., Schwartzbach, F. & Schneidemesser, E. von. (2018). An assessment of perceptions of air quality surrounding the implementation of a traffic-reduction measure in a local urban environment. Sustainable Cities and Society, 41, 525-537.

          • Becker, S. (2018): Individuelles Rebound-Verhalten in der Pkw-Mobilität. Das Wechselspiel von Effizienzverbesserung und Nachfragesteigerung. Dissertation Universität Stuttgart. Springer VS Verlag, Reihe Studien zur Mobilitäts- und Verkehrsforschung: Wiesbaden.

          • Stocker, A., Lazarus, J., Becker, S., Shaheen, S. (2016). North American College/University Market Carsharing Impacts: Results from Zipcar's College Travel Study 2015. Effects on Vehicle Use and Ownership, Travel Behavior, Quality of Life, and Environmental Impacts (TSRC Working Paper), UC Berkeley, CA.
          • *Becker, S., Schober, D. & Wassermann, S. (2016). How to approach consumers’ nonmonetary eval-uation of electricity supply security? The case of Germany from a multidisciplinary perspective. Utili-ties Policy, 42, 74-84.

            • Becker, S. (2015). Rebound-Effekte bei privater Pkw-Nutzung. Versuch einer empirischen Annäher-ung. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 24 (2), 132-133.

            further publication

            Projects

            • EXPERI: Die Verkehrswende als sozial-ökologisches Realexperiment

            Conferences

            Becker, S. (2019): Lastenrad-Sharing – Abschätzung der Umwelt- und Verhaltenseffekte. Würzburg, Jahreskonferenz des AK Verkehr.

            Becker, S., Bögel, P., Upham, P. (2018): Transport policy change - An actor-centered analysis of Ber-lin’s Verkehrswende project. Presentation at the 9th International Sustainability Transition confer-ence (14.6.2018), Manchester, UK.

            Becker, S. (2018): "Der Umstieg auf E-Mobilität - Umweltpsychologische Dimensionen". Experten-Workshop Elektromobilität, Forschungszentrum Umweltpolitik (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin, 20.02.2018.

            Becker, S. et al. (2017): The impact of carsharing on consumers’ quality of life. Vortrag auf der Inter-national Conference for Environmental Psychology, A Coruna, Spanien, 30.08.2017.

            Becker, S. & Mack, B. (2017): Consumers’ goal frames and rebound behavior in car purchase deci-sions, Vortrag auf der International Conference on Environmental Psychology, A Coruna, Spain, 30.08.2017.

            Rudolf, C. & Becker, S. (2017): Exploring the Potential of Cargo-Bike-Sharing for Sustainable Mobility - Early Adopters' Characteristics and User Behavior, International Cycling Conference Bridging Re-search and Practice, Umweltbundesamt, Mannheim, 20.09.2017.

            Becker, S., Jarass, J. & Xue, B. (2017): "Empirical results of the transdisciplinary Kopernikus-project "ENavi": Electric vehicles in China and Germany" at 5. Jahresforum Deutsch-Chinesisches Zentrum für die Förderung der Umwelt- und Energie e.V. (DCZUE), Technische Universität Berlin, 09.12.2017.

            Jarass, J., Becker, S., Xue, B. (2017): What are the underlying purchase motives of electric car own-ers? Empirical evidence from Germany and China. Vortrag beim „Sino-German Workshop on Energy Transitions“ in Shenyang, China 13-15 Oct. 2017

            Becker, S. (2017): “The transdisciplinary project design of Kopernikus ENavi”, auf dem „Sino-German Workshop on Energy Transitions“ in Shenyang, China 13-15 Oct. 2017

            Becker, S. (2017): Wie die Digitalisierung kollaborativen Konsum und nachhaltige Mobilität unter-stützt - Fallbeispiel Lastenrad-Sharing. Digitalisierung und Mobilität, Kolloquium/ Transdisziplinäres Roundtablegespräch - Grundsatzfragen, ökologische, ökonomische und gesellschaftliche Nachhaltig-keit. Potsdam Seite | 5

            Becker, S. (2017): Individuelles Rebound-Verhalten in der Pkw-Mobilität. Vortrag, Arbeitskreis Ver-kehr in Frankfurt a. M., 20.05.2017

            Becker, S. (2017): Consumers‘ goal frames and rebound behavior in car purchase decisions. Young Researchers Forum, Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Paris, 21.04.2017

            Becker, S. (2016): Rebound effects in car-based mobility. Presentation at the Expert Workshop of Task 28 “Home Grids and Vehicle to X Technologies”, International Energy Agency, 26.-28.10.2016, Paris.

            Becker, S. (2013) Investigating Energy Consumption Behavior in the Context of Germany’s Ener-giewende. Presentation at the International Risk Governance Council, 20.-22.11.2013, Lausanne.

            Henn, L., Becker, S., Spada, H, (2013). Developing a measure for sufficient behavior. Presentation at the 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, 22.-25.9.2013, Magdeburg.

            Languages

            • German

            • English

            • French

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