Kirsten Sophie Hasberg


Main focus: Power in energy & data systems

Twitter handle: @energydemocracy

Website/blog: https://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/135747

Languages: English, French, German, Danish, Hungarian

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: smart grids, digitalization, digital transformation, digitalisation, foucault, data ethics, power struggles, energy system, renewable energy

Bio:

Kirsten Hasberg holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and has more than 10 years of experience in the Danish and German energy industry, including work on energy policy at RISØ DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy and the Danish Transmission System Operator Energinet. She has been a member of expert groups on digitization and energy transition and has consulted for organizations like Siemens Transmission, Mercedes Benz R&D North America and the Danish District Heating Association. Her teaching portfolio comprises positions at the IT-University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University and the University of Kassel in Germany, and she has served as a reviewer for funding organizations and scientific journals alike. Her dissemination activities include podcast and documentary film production, keynote speaking at high-level conferences like the annual events of Eurelectric and of the Danish Green Investment Fund, as well as art/science crossovers, most recently at the Roskilde Festival 2019.
Currently, she is a PhD fellow at Aalborg University Copenhagen in “The Energy Collective” research project.

Interests:
- Questions of power and ethics in energy and information systems
- Local energy markets, energy democracy and the transition to 100 % renewable energy systems
- Digital transformation (in particular, blockchain technology)
- Developing a transdisciplinary mindset, currently mostly focused on economic sociology and ethnographic methods

Please refer to the university profile page for recent speaking activities and contact information.

Foto: Susanne Mertz, 2019