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Marco Sonnberger

Spokesperson for the Research Area Sustainability and Transition Research
Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


+49 711 685-84297
+49 711 685-82487

Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart


His main research interests are social scientific energy and mobility research, sustainable consumption, lifestyle research, sociology of risk, environmental sociology, and technology assessment.

Selected publications:

Gross, Matthias / Sonnberger, Marco (2020): How the diesel engine became a “dirty” actant: Compression ignitions and actor networks of blame. In: Energy Research and Social Science 61, 101359.

Graf, Antonia / Sonnberger, Marco (2019): Responsibility, rationality, and acceptance: How future users of autonomous driving are constructed in stakeholders’ sociotechnical imaginaries. In: Public Understanding of Science Volume 29 (1), 61-75.

Ruddat, Michael / Sonnberger, Marco (2019): Von Protest bis Unterstützung – eine empirische Analyse lokaler Akzeptanz von Energietechnologien im Rahmen der Energiewende in Deutschland. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 71 (3), 437-455.

Sonnberger, Marco / Gross, Matthias (2018): Rebound Effects in Practice: An Invitation to Consider Rebound from a Practice Theory Perspective. In: Ecological Economics 154, 14-21.

Sonnberger, Marco / Ruddat, Michael (2018): Disclosing Citizens’ Perceptual Patterns of the Transition to Renewable Energy in Germany. In: Nature and Culture 13 (2), 253–280.

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Marco Sonnberger studied Sociology and Political Science at the Universities of Stuttgart and Heidelberg. Since April 2009 he has been a researcher at ZIRIUS. In July 2014 he gained his PhD in Sociology. Since 2016 he has been speaker of the research field “Sustainability and Transition Research” at ZIRIUS and co-head of the junior research group DynaMo – Mobility-Energy-Dynamics in Urban Areas.

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