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Nina Frahm

Nina Frahm

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Nina Frahm is a 2018-2019 Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Currently, she is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Innovation, Society and Public Policy Research Group at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University Munich. In her doctoral research, Nina explores Responsible Innovation as a new paradigm for the transnational governance of science, technology and innovation. In particular, her research critically examines the emergence, institutionalization and circulation of transnational policy frameworks for the alignment of innovation and society. 

By studying the development of principles for Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology at the OECD, Nina aims to understand the often unexplored tensions, potentials and limits of generalizing responsible innovation frameworks across diverse political cultures. In her role as consultant for the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), she regularly translates her research into policy advice.

Prior to her dissertation research, Nina was a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin where she investigated the governance of heterogeneous innovation networks in the EU-Horizon 2020 project ‘smart3’. She received her MSc in Science and Technology Studies (Research Master Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology) and holds a BA in European Studies, both from Maastricht University. As a junior researcher at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IESCT) at the National University of Quilmes, Argentina, she also studied Inclusive Innovation policies in Latin America with a particular focus on ICT as technologies for social inclusion. She is a reviewer for REDES, the Latin-American Journal for Science and Technology Studies.

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