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Sophia Knopf

Sophia Knopf

sophiaknopf (at) hks.harvard.edu

Sophia Knopf is a PhD candidate at the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Technical University of Munich and a visiting research fellow in the Program of Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her current research explores the emergence of city-scale Digital Twins, often promoted as approaches and tools for desirable and effective urban governance. Here, Sophia is specifically interested in how related ideas of democracy, participation and the public good are envisioned and negotiated through the making of Digital Twins and their structures of data governance. Sophia is also a member of the strategy team and research associate on Data and Mobility in the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (MCube), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. She holds an MA in the STS-based program Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology from the Technical University of Munich and a BA in Communication Science and Psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.