When I decided to write my PhD thesis on the history of the nuclear Rhine in the summer of 2018, the front pages of the newspapers were dominated by news of the record summer and that several nuclear power plants on the Rhine had to be shut down.
A Platform on Representation, Engagement, and Community
Author: Alicia Gutting
Alicia Gutting (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the ERC-project Nuclearwaters at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her research focusses on the environmental impact of nuclear power on the Rhine River as well as the risk debates around it. Before joining KTH, Alicia worked as a junior researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. She has studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies as well as Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna and at La Trobe University in Melbourne.