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Patrick Sumpf

Patrick Sumpf, M.A.

Scientific staff until 2019
Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


2005 - 2008 B.A. Political Science, Bielefeld University
2010 - 2012 M.A. Political Communication, Bielefeld University
2013 - 2017 Doctorate in Media and Communication Studies, Mannheim University (defended on July 18th 2017)

Professional background

2006 - 2012 Internships and student trainee positions in development policy, consulting, and public relations
2012 - 2019 Member of scientific staff at ITAS

Fields of work

  • Public Trust and Distrust, with a focus on energy and digitalization
  • Risk Research and Communication
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Energy Transition and Smart Grid
  • Approaches to Interdisciplinarity
  • Qualitative Research Methods (interviews, content analysis, case studies)

Selected external publications

Sumpf, P.
An der Schwelle zur Katastrophe? Beobachtungen einer Vertrauenskrise am Beispiel EHEC O104:H4. Poster-Präsentation auf dem 8. Düsseldorfer Forum Politische Kommunikation, Düsseldorf, 12.-14.04.2012

Sumpf, P.
Reference to Unspecific Non-Knowledge as A Root Cause of the Global Financial Crisis. Presentation at the 4th European Public Policy Conference 2012 (EPPC), Barcelona, Spain, 18th - 20th of April 2012

Publications at ITAS