Project Team

LaubichlerManfred D. Laubichler
Prof. Manfred D. Laubichler is President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at Arizona Sate University and a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor at Leuphana University. His research interests include the theory of complex adaptive systems, innovations in biology, society and technology and the conceptual and historical foundations of science.

Contact: manfred.laubichler@asu.edu


Erich HörlErich Hörl
Erich Hörl is Full Professor of Media Culture at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg. He is also Senior Researcher at Leuphana’s Digital Culture Research Lab (DCRL). He is a member of the DFG-Research Group „Media and Participation. Between Demand and Entitlement“. His research interests cover the history and theory of cyberneticization of all forms of life and modes of existences as well as the development of a technoecology respectively of a general ecology of media and technology. He publishes widely about the history, the problems and the challenges of the technological condition.

Contact: erich.hoerl@leuphana.de


VilsmaierDaniel Lang
Prof. Daniel Lang is professor of transdisciplinary sustainability research at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His research interests include the development of the theoretical, methodological as well as procedural foundations of sustainability science and the cooperation and mutual learning between different scientific disciplines and between science and society.

Contact: daniel.lang@leuphana.de


VilsmaierUlli Vilsmaier
Prof. Ulli Vilsmaier is professor for transdisciplinary methods at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Her research interests include the epistemological and methodological foundations and methods of inter- and transdisciplinary research. Application areas include regional sustainable development, energy regions and regional climate adaptation processes.

Contact: vilsmaier@leuphana.de


Oliver LeistertOliver Leistert
Dr. Oliver Leistert is a media and technologies scholar at Leuphana University Lüneburg. He is interested in technologies of control in terms of affect, governmentality and digital sovereignty. Digital milieus and digital environmentality are concepts he currently develops with reference to ideas from Gilbert Simondon and Félix Guattari. In his doctoral thesis he treated mobile media, protests and surveillance as relations of governmentality and modalities of neoliberalism.

Contact: oliver.leistert@leuphana.dePersonal Website


BewerbungsPhoto_GregorGregor Schmieg
Dr. Gregor Schmieg is pursuing a project in the CCP research area knowledge and media history of complexity associated with Prof. Manfred D. Laubichler. His general research interests lie in the fields of systematic philosophy, philosophical anthropology and a general theory of relations and relational structures. He takes a particular philosophical interest in the history of vitalism since antiquity and its relation to the history of theoretical biology and logic since the 19th century. On this background he investigates philosophical pathways into sustainability and complexity theory.

Contact: gregor.schmieg@leuphana.de


Maria de Eguia Huerta
Dr. Maria De Eguia Huerta is a postdoc involved in the CCP Project in the research area of the Methodological foundations of transdisciplinary research [https://complexitycontrol.org/methods-of-transdisciplinary-research/]. She is currently exploring power relationships at play in methodologies of transdisciplinary research from a decolonial perspective, possible nourishments for transdisciplinary research from the Grounded Theory, as well as discourses on sustainability from varied society spheres of Latin America. She is a Doctor of Political Science and graduated previously in Communication and Cultural Science. Both from within academic circles and non-governmental organisations she has been working in diverse countries on issues of multidimensional human development, postdevelopment, Buen Vivir, feminismo indigena comunitario, decolonial gender politics, intersectionality, masculinities, care economy, North-South power relations, knowledge production, role of experts and collaborative participatory action research.


Meyer, EstherEsther Meyer
In her PhD project Esther analyzes the entanglements of (transdisciplinary) Sustainability Science with a hegemonic discourse of sustainable development characterized by concepts in (political) economics. Object of investigation is the problematique constitution of scarcity. In her former work at the Center for Methods and Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research at Leuphana University Luneburg Esther engaged in transdisciplinary research, teaching and learning in Sustainability Science. She studied inter- and transdisciplinary programs of Philosophy & Economics in Bayreuth, and Sustainability Science in Luneburg.

Contact: esther.meyer@leuphana.de


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Isabell Schrickel
Isabell Schrickel is a PhD candidate at the Center for Global Sustainability and Cultural Transformation (Leuphana University / Arizona State University). She studied Media Theory, History and Journalism at Humboldt and Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Basel. In 2010 she received her master’s degree with a thesis on the media history of weather forecasting. In 2013 she began her thesis on the history of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) at MECS. She organized the MECS Annual Conference Dealing with Climate Change – Calculus & Catastrophe in the Age of Simulation in June 2015. She teaches at Humboldt and Leuphana Universities. From April to October 2017 she was visiting fellow at the Harvard Department of the History of Science.



Research Associates

Herberg, JeremiasJeremias Herberg
Jeremias Herberg is a sociologist of science and technology at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His postdoc research traces the epistemological roots of transdisciplinarity in the history of cybernetics and the so-called information age, and investigates the collaborative use of technological artifacts in the transdisciplinary sustainability sciences. The forthcoming doctoral thesis elaborates on the institutional complexities and organizational consequences of the ongoing trend towards a regionalized and employment-oriented science and technology education. More generally, he is interested in the perpetuating role and transformative potential of education and research in the nexus of capitalism and sustainability. He works now at the IASS in Potsdam.

Contact: jeremias.herberg@iass-potsdam.de


Guido’s work is mostly in the history of science and epistemology. In 2010, he earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Florence (Italy) while working in different academic communities mostly in Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. In January 2016 Guido obtained a second PhD, this time in biology, from the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University (USA). Guido’s interests revolve around three main areas: (1) Epistemology of transformational sustainability science, with a focus on forms of experimentation; (2) Internationalization of the curriculum in higher education for sustainability; (3) History and epistemology of evolutionary biology, with a focus on our understanding and functioning and evolution of complex bio-social systems, such as insect societies

Contact: guido.caniglia@leuphana.de