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Laurenz BUB, BA MA Research Assistant and a Ph.D. Fellow
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Laurenz BUB has been a research assistant and PhD fellow at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg since March 1, 2019. He studied Sociology and Political Science (B.A.) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and completed the Master's programme in Sociology (M.A.) in 2017 with a focus on "Sustainability and Social Transformation". In his master thesis, he analyzed the social and cultural implications of the environmental and climate crisis and interpreted it from a perspective of social and capitalism theory. From 2018 - 2019, Laurenz BUB was a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena before moving to the Department of Sociology and Cultural Studies at the University of Salzburg.


His research areas are:

  • Sustainability and socio-ecological transformation
  • environmental sociology, relationships of societies to their natural environment
  • Capitalist dynamics and structural imperatives of growth and intensification
  • inter- and transnational exchange relations and global inequalities     


Lectures and conference contributions

  • „Effektiver Umweltschutz oder Expansion des Kapitals? Eine kritische Perspektive auf Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien am Beispiel der sozial-ökologischen Implikationen der Mobilitätswende“ (Great Transformation: Die Zukunft moderner Gesellschaften. Abschlusskonferenz der DFG-Kollegforscher_innen-Gruppe ‚Postwachstumsgesellschaften‘. II. Regionalkonferenz – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie. Jena. 2019).
  • „Sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf die Klimakrise. Sozialökologische Transformationsforschung, gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse und Kapitalismustheorie“. Sustainability Week. Universität Salzburg. Salzburg. 2019).
  • „Die sozial-ökologischen Implikationen der Mobilitätswende. Eine kritische Perspektive auf Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien“. (Doctorate School PLUS. Doktoratskolleg On the Move: People, Objects, Signs. Salzburg. 2019).  
  • „Dass es so weitergeht, ist die Katastrophe. Eine interdisziplinäre Perspektive auf die sozial-ökologische Krise, ihre gesellschaftlichen Ursachen und die Herausforderung der Nachhaltigkeit.“ (Orff Institut. Salzburg. 2020).

media contributions

  • „Mittagszeit – Radio zum Mitreden.“ ORF Salzburg. Radio-Interview zur Klimakonferenz in Madrid (COP25). 06.12.2019.
  • „Salzburg heute“. ORF II. Fernseh-Interview zu Konsumverhalten in der Weihnachtszeit. 09.12.2019.    


current courses

  • BA Seminar „Nachhaltigkeitskonstruktionen: Mobilität, Bekleidung, Essen“



Laurenz BUB is a member of the Doctoral Programme "On the Move: People, Objects, Signs (MOVE)" of the Doctorate School PLUS.


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