Raffael Himmelsbach is a postdoctoral researcher at Linköping University’s Institute for Thematic Studies on Environmental Change. Raffael investigates the governance of public policy problems with a particular interest for the role of science in policy formulation. He currently conducts research on technological futures for climate action. His past research concerned the politics of policy advice in Switzerland (PhD dissertation, University of Lausanne), as well as the governance of the pasture commons in Mongolia.
Conceptually, Raffael’s research is located at the intersection between public policy and science and technology studies and pursues an interpretivist line of inquiry. His empirical research to date has covered the substantive policy fields of research policy (human embryonic stem cells), climate policy (mitigation of CO2 emissions), fiscal federalism, and natural resource management.
Raffael also has extensive teaching experience, having planned and taught seminars in comparative politics, Swiss politics, and political theory. For more information, visit Raffael’s ResearchGate or LinkedIn profile.