Mirijam Böhme, M.A.
Mirijam Böhme is a PhD researcher at the Chair for the Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems and the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). She studied Political Science, Philosophy and Statistics at the University of Bamberg where she graduated in 2015.
Her PhD research focuses on informal decision-making processes in the planning of transport infrastructure. She is particularly interested to find out which heuristics actors use to make their decision and how human decision-making influences the evolution of the processes. Currently she is working on the planned rail track extension in Bamberg. Furthermore her research interests lie in the philosophy of social science, collective action, decision-making and complexity theory.
By writing her PhD thesis at the chair of Prof. Dr. Lasse Gerrits she sees a great opportunity to do interdisciplinary research on social phenomena. The perspective that results from complexity thinking entails innovative insights and ways to analyse social processes; so does the communication with practitioners which is a common practice at the chair.
In her free time she enjoys watching TV-series such as Black Books or The Walking Dead. Among her favourite books are Marching Powder by Rusty Young and The Physician by Noah Gordon.
You can find Mirijam Böhme´s profile at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences here.