PhD defence by Huei-Ling Lai

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Thursday 25 Feb 2021, 15:00

End date

Thursday 25 Feb 2021, 17:00

This defence will take place online
International Institute of Social Studies
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Huei-Ling Lai

On 25 February 2021, Huei-Ling Lai will defend her PhD thesis entitled 'Placing Sustainability: Geo-Historical Entanglements of Grassroots Innovations and Place-Making Politics in Taiwan'

In this thesis Huei-Ling Lai points out the neglect of local context by grassroots innovations which are following a general research agenda or universal guideline.

Her thesis proposes a place-centered enabling approach that foregrounds site-specific needs and place-based politics to better capture the nature and transformative potential of grassroots innovations.

Doctoral board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisor

Professor Murat Arsel


Dr Mindi Schneider, Wageningen University & Research

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Hsing-Sheng Tai, National Dong Hwa University

Professor Clare Hinrichs, Pennsylvania State University

Dr Giuseppe Feola, Utrecht University

Professor Wendy Harcourt

Dr Lorenzo Pellegrini