Last August, Sarah joined professor Sheila Jasanoff’s research program on Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to pursue a research stay for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Her doctoral research which investigates the co-production of innovation, politico-economic, and the socio-ecological orders in the context of promising innovative solutions and emerging markets seeking to achieve sustainable modes of production in Belgium, explicitly takes its theoretical roots in the interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the work of Professor Jasanoff, pioneer in the field and founder of the Harvard STS Program. Sarah is particularly interested in the idiom of “co-production” and “anticipatory governance” (Jasanoff, 2004; Jasanoff & Kim, 2015). The thesis aims to involve these notions based on case studies and to contribute to scientific and societal debates on so-called sustainable transitions. Crucial for the LAMARTRA project, the works of Professor Jasanoff will inform and enrich the research activities foreseen in the framework of the Work-package 4, “Anticipating low-carbon/labour pathways in salient selected sectors”. The Program on Science, Technology and Society will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on the 3-5 November, 2022.