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Karin Dobernig

Head of Institute for Sustainability, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt

Karin Dobernig is the Head of the Institute for Sustainability at the University of Applied Science Wiener Neustadt in Austria. Previously, she was a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Ecological Economics of the Vienna University of Economics and Business from which she also holds a doctoral degree in Social and Economic Sciences. Her doctoral thesis investigated urban agriculture initiatives in the context of alternative-agro food systems, with a focus on labor dynamics and aspects of political consumerism. Her current research interests lie in the areas of sustainable consumption and the sharing economy, particularly in the contexts of food, waste, and meat consumption.