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Jeroen Oomen

Urban Futures Studio

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Jeroen Oomen is postdoctoral researcher at the Urban Futures Studio, where he focuses on the social, cultural, and scientific practices that create societies’ conceptions of the future. Coming from an interdisciplinary background spanning philosophy, political science, sociology, and the history of science and technology, Jeroen’s interest is in how knowledge is made, and what the consequences are of particular types of knowledge for social organisations, democracy, and power structures. His main research interests are climate policy, geoengineering, and social theory, specifically where it concerns questions of sustainability.

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Biermann, F., Oomen, J., Gupta, A., Ali, S. H., Conca, K., Hajer, M. A., Kashwan, P., Kotzé, L. J., Leach, M., Messner, D., Okereke, C., Persson, Å., Potočnik, J., Schlosberg, D., Scobie, M., & VanDeveer, S. D. (2022). “Solar geoengineering: The case for an international non‐use agreement.” WIREs Climate Change, [e754].

Oomen, J., & Meiske, M. (2021). “Proactive and reactive geoengineering: Engineering the climate and the lithosphere.” WIREs Climate Change, [e732].

Mangnus, A. C., Oomen, J., Vervoort, J. M., & Hajer, M. A. (2021). “Futures literacy and the diversity of the future.” Futures, 132, [102793].

Beck, S., & Oomen, J. (2021). “Imagining the corridor of climate mitigation – What is at stake in IPCC’s politics of anticipation?” Environmental Science & Policy, 123, 169-178.

Oomen, J. J. (2021). “Imagining Climate Engineering: Dreaming of the Designer Climate.” (1 ed.) Routledge.

Oomen, J. J., Hoffman, J. G., & Hajer, M. A. (2021). “Techniques of futuring: On how imagined futures become socially performative.” European Journal of Social Theory.

Oomen, J. (2019). “Anthropocenic Limitations to Climate Engineering.” Humanities, 8(4).