Christina Benighaus

Dipl.-Geogr. Christina Benighaus

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

Current positions

  • Senior Researcher and head of section Communication - Information, Dialogue, Participation of DIALOGIK gGmbH Stuttgart
  • PhD student at the University of Stuttgart and University of Marburg, former scholarship holder Alliance ENERGY-TRANS of the Helmholtz Association, ZIRIUS, University of Stuttgart, PhD thesis on “Acceptance of deep geothermal energy”

Fields of work

  • Planning of alternative conflict resolution and stakeholder engagement
  • Risk Governance, Management and Communication of risks of different themes, chemicals, geothermal, energy, nutrition, mining, environment, radiation protection
  • Development of dialogue and communication structures
  • Facilitation and mediation of public participation and stakeholder processes

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Professional background

1989 - 1997 Diploma in Geography, Meteorology, Soil Science and Chemistry at the University of Bonn
1997 Research associate at the University of Halle / Saale
1998 - 1999 Research associate at the TU Chemnitz, Department of Social and Economic Geography
1999 - 2002 Consultant at the Institute for Organizational Communication GmbH (IFOK)
2002 - 2003 Senior researcher at the Center of Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg, discourse unit
2004 - 2005 Senior researcher at the Department of Technological and Environmental Sociology at the University of Stuttgart
since 2004 Senior researcher at DIALOGIK gGmbH Stuttgart
2009 - 2016 Senior researcher at the Department of Technological and Environmental Sociology at the University of Stuttgart
2016 - 2017 Visiting researcher at the Geothermal Institute, Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, NZ
since 2020 Senior researcher at ITAS

Selected publications

Benighaus, C.; Bleicher, A. (2019)
Neither risky technology nor renewable electricity: Contested frames in the development of geothermal energy in Germany. Energy Research and Social Science. Elsevier Ltd. Vol 47, pp 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.08.022

Porcari, A.; Borsella, E.; Benighaus, C. et al. (2019)
From risk perception to risk governance in nanotechnology: a multi-stakeholder study. J Nanopart Res (2019) 21: 245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-019-4689-9

Meller, C.; Schill, E.; Bremer, J.; Kolditz, O.; Bleicher, A.; Benighaus, C.; Chavot, P.; Gross, M.; Pellizzone, A.; Renn, O.; Schilling, F.; Kohl, T. (2017)
Acceptability of geothermal installations. A geoethical concept for GeoLaB, Geothermic (2017 online). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.07.008

Benighaus, C.; Wachinger, G.; Renn, O. (2016)
Bürgerbeteiligung Konzepte und Lösungswege für die Praxis, Frankfurt a. Main: Metzner, 2016

Schweizer, P. J.; Renn, O.; Köck, W.; Bovet, J.; Benighaus, C.; Scheel, O.; Schröter R. (2014)
Public participation for infrastructure planning in the context of the German “Energiewende”, Utilities Policy (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2014.07.005

Publications


2024
Presentations
Benighaus, C.; Rösch, C.
Risk communication and public acceptance of hydrogen
2024. New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium 2024: Risk communication and public acceptance of hydrogen (NZHS 2024), Wellington, New Zealand, January 31–February 2, 2024 
2022
Presentations
Ober, S.; Beecroft, R.; Benighaus, C.; Szaguhn, M.; Seebacher, A.
Das Mobile Partizipationslabor "MobiLab": Welche Rahmung dient transdisziplinäre und transformativen Methoden (Workshop)
2022. Nachhaltig wirken: Reallabore in der Transformation (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2–3, 2022 
Rösch, C.; Benighaus, C.; Gaber, K.
Saurer Apfel oder Sahnehäubchen? Digitalisierung im Obstbau
2022. KIT im Rathaus "Wandel gestalten" (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, July 18, 2022 
Posters
Seebacher, A.; Szaguhn, M.; Benighaus, C.; Beecroft, R.; Ober, S.
Das mobile Partizipationslabor: Ein Tiny House als transdisziplinäre und transformative Forschungsinfrastruktur
2022. Nachhaltig wirken: Reallabore in der Transformation (2022), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2–3, 2022 
Science Communication on the Internet
Rösch, C.; Kuppler, S.; Benighaus, C.; Schill, E.
Leitplanken für Tiefengeothermie-Anlagen
2022 
2021
Presentations
Kuppler, S.; Bauer, F.; Benighaus, C.; Krohn, J.; Mbah, M.; Rösch, C.; Schätzler, K.; Schill, E.
Interaktion mit der Öffentlichkeit und gemeinsame Entwicklung von erneuerbaren Energieprojekten
2021. GeoTHERM - expo & congress (2021), Offenburg, Germany, June 24–25, 2021 
Schill, E.; Bauer, F.; Schätzler, K.; Rösch, C.; Mbah, M.; Benighaus, C.; Kuppler, S.; Krohn, J.
Co-production of knowledge: towards a co-design of geothermal heat utilization
2021. European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2021), Online, April 19–30, 2021 
2020
Presentations
Mbah, M.; Rösch, C.; Kuppler, S.; Krohn, J.; Benighaus, C.; Schill, E.; Schätzler, K.; Bauer, F.
Co-design of an implementation concept for a deep geothermal energy project at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2020. 8th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2020), Online, October 7–8, 2020 
2018
Book Chapters
Beecroft, R.; Trenks, H.; Rhodius, R.; Benighaus, C.; Parodi, O.
Reallabore als Rahmen transformativer und transdisziplinärer Forschung: Ziele und Designprinzipien
2018. Transdisziplinär und transformativ forschen : Eine Methodensammlung. Hrsg.: R. Defila, 75–100, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-21530-9_4Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document