Research team

The research team consists of (left to right) Anna Storm, Florence Fröhlig, Tatiana Kasperski and Eglė Rindzevičiūtė.  In October 2016 Andrei Stsiapanau was recruited to the project.


Together we represent the disciplines of cultural studies, sociology, political science, ethnology, history of technology and human geography. All or some of us are fluent in Swedish, English, French, Russian, Belarusian and Lithuanian, and have fair speaking and reading in German, Alsatian, Ukrainian and Polish – language skills being one key resource in accessing critical empirical material.

Anna Storm is project leader and mainly responsible for the case study in Sweden (Barsebäck and Forsmark nuclear power plants). Florence Fröhlig is mainly responsible for the case study in France (Fessenheim nuclear power plant). Tatiana Kasperski and Andrei Stsiapanau shares the responsibility for the case study on the Leningrad nuclear power plant in Russia. Eglė Rindzevičiūtė is mainly responsible for the case study on Russian nuclear power exhibitions.

Short bios

Anna STORM, PhD in 2008 in History of Technology at KTH and Docent in 2016 in Human Geography at Stockholm University, Sweden. Previous positions at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University and at the Dept of Human Geography at Stockholm University. Currently project researcher at Södertörn University. Author of Post-Industrial Landscape Scars (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). Profile page at Södertörn University, and at LinkedIn.

Florence FRÖHLIG, PhD in 2013 in Ethnology at Södertörn University, Sweden. Active in the development of Romani studies at Södertörn university. Currently postdoc in the international research project TRANSWEL (Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An Analysis of Portability Regimes of Social Security Rights) funded by Norface, and postdoc in the Nuclear legacies project, both at Södertörn University, Sweden. Profile page at Södertörn University.

Tatiana KASPERSKI, PhD in 2012 in Political Science at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France. Previous positions at Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris; Colby College, Maine, USA; and European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently project researcher at Södertörn University, researcher in the HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) project and Marie Curie research fellow (starting from March 2017) at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. Profile page at HoNEST.

Eglė RINDZEVIČIŪTĖ, PhD in 2008 and Docent in 2012 in Culture Studies at Linköping University. Previous positions at universities of Gothenburg (GRI); Linköping (Tema Q) and Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po, Paris. Currently Lecturer in Sociology at Kingston University, UK; and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Public Administration in Gothenburg University, Sweden. Author of The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World (Cornell University Press 2016), co-editor of The struggle for the long-term in transnational science and politics: forging the future (Routledge 2015). Profile page at Kingston University.

Andrei STSIAPANAU, PhD in 2010 in Social Sciences at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Previous positions as research fellow in the international research project “Politics and Society After Chernobyl. Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, and Germany in Comparative and Entangled Historical perspective (1986-2006)” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation; and as postdoc at the Centre for Sociology of Innovation (CSI) at the Ecole des Mines (Paris Tech), France, within the Bernard Fraudel Programme. Currently research fellow in the HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) project and Associate Professor at the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. Profile page at EHU.