Hannah Kosow

Research Associate
Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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At ZIRIUS, she predominantly researches interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods. She focuses on environmental scenarios and qualitative system analyses, as well as on the participation of experts, stakeholders and citizens in research processes.

Selected Publications:

Ausgewählte Publikation:

Krauss M, Hügler M, Kosow H, Wasielewski S, Zahumensky Y, Stauder S, Wienhöfer J, Kramer H, Minke R, León C (2019): Developing water management concepts for supporting SDG 6 in the metropolitan area of Lima/Peru. In: Water Solutions, 36-42 >>

Dreyer M, Kosow H, Dratsdrummer F (Eds.) (2018): Engaging society for Responsible Research and Innovation. Lowering barriers – innovating policies and practices. Policy and Practice Guide of the EU project PROSO Promoting societal engagement under the terms of RRI (Horizon 2020) PDF

Kosow H (2016): The best of both worlds? An exploratory study on forms and effects of new qualitative-quantitative scenario methodologies. Dissertation, University of Stuttgart PDF

Weimer-Jehle W, Buchgeister J, Hauser W, Kosow H, Naegler T, Pregger T, Poganietz W, Prehofer S, Rieder A, Schippl J, Vögele S (2016): Context scenarios and their usage for the construction of socio-technical energy scenarios. In: Energy 111, 956–970, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.05.073

Kosow H (2015): New outlooks in traceability and consistency of integrated scenarios. In: European Journal of Futures Research 3, DOI:10.1007/s40309-015-0077-6

Kosow H, León C (2015): Die Szenariotechnik als Methode der Experten- und Stakeholder-einbindung. In: Niederberger M, Wassermann S. (Eds.): Methoden der Experten- und Stakeholdereinbindung in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung. Springer VS, 217-242; DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-01687-6_11

Kosow H, Gaßner R (2008): Methods of Future and Scenario Analysis. Overview, Assessment, and Selection Criteria, DIE Studies no. 39, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn. (German version: Methoden der Zukunfts- und Szenarioanalyse. Überblick, Bewertung und Auswahlkriterien, WerkstattBericht Nr. 103, IZT – Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung, Berlin) PDF

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Hannah Kosow studied Social Sciences (German and French double degree from the University of Stuttgart and Institut d’Études Politiques, Bordeaux). Since 2006, she has been working in applied research on the interface of society, technology and the environment, including at the IZT DIALOGIK  and ZIRIUS since 2009. She completed her doctorate at the University of Stuttgart in the Cluster of Excellence Simulation Technology on new qualitative and quantitative scenario methods.

Hannah Kosow is a social scientist with an inter- and transdisciplinary focus. In the CIB-Lab she works on the methodological reflection and further development of CIB as well as in its practical application. In her dissertation project she has been working on hybrid scenarios, i.e. the combination of qualitative (CIB-based) and model-based environmental scenarios (ACCESS). She is currently investigating in the TRUST project whether and how CIB can be used for policy and goal conflict analyses. Thematic focuses are environment (e.g. UBA framework assumptions), sustainable water use and water governance (LiWa, TRUST).

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