Bianka Plüschke-Altof
Tallinn University
22. Juli 2019 - 02. August 2019

Bianka Plüschke-Altof is Researcher in Environmental Sociology at the School of Natural Sciences and Health at Tallinn University in Estonia. A dominant theme in her research relates to questions of socio-spatial and environmental justice, with specific focus on Central-Eastern Europe. She has finished her undergraduate studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany and the University of Warsaw in Poland and her graduate studies at the University of Tartu in Estonia and the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. In 2014 she received a Marie Curie fellowship as Early Career Researcher as part of the ITN “Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe” coordinated by the Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig, Germany. In 2017 she defended her PhD thesis, which analysed spatial inequalities and territorial stigmatization in Estonian rural areas. Currently, she is investigating space-making practices and discourses on the case of urban gardening and green spaces in Tallinn as part of the research group “Human-Nature interactions in the city”, funded by the Tallinn University fund.