- Qualitative, ethnographic and geodata-based methodologies
- Social studies of technology (SST)/Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Urban geography
Dr. Christine Richter is a social geographer, who started working in the Innovation Acceptance Unit at Fraunhofer IMW in December 2019. Her research focuses on various aspects of urban transformation, especially on the governance of housing, water infrastructure and land rights, and associated digitalization processes. Using concepts from Science and Technology Studies (STS) as a compass, she also ventures into studies of peri-urban and rural areas from time to time.
Between 2008 and 2019, Christine Richter worked in international applied research projects and education at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente (PhD in 2014) in the Netherlands, and prior to that as geodata analyst in government and private industry in Colorado, U.S.A., where she received B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Denver.
In addition, together with Dr. Anna Pohle and Dr. Juliane Welz, she chairs the Fraunhofer IMW Science Colloquium.