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8.07.1986
pluescbi@tlu.ee
Bianka Plüschke-Altof is Researcher in Environmental Sociology at the School of Natural Sciences and Health. In her PhD thesis on the field of Human Geography and Rural Sociology she analysed spatial inequalities and territorial stigmatization on the case of Estonian rural areas. See: https://www.regpol2.eu/

Career

Institutions and positions
01.09.2021–...   
Tallinn University, Research Fellow in Environmental Sociology (0,30)
01.09.2021–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business Administration, Lecturer for Qualitative Methods (0,50)
01.02.2021–31.08.2021   
Tallinn University, Research Fellow in Environmental Sociology (0,60)
02.03.2020–31.08.2021   
Tallinn University, Maternity leave (1,00)
01.09.2019–2020   
Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Researcher (0,20)
01.07.2018–2020   
Tallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health, Researcher (0,80)
2018–2018   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business Administration, Lecturer (0,10)
2018–2018   
Geomedia Ltd, Maternity leave (1,00)
2014–2017   
Geomedia Ltd, Junior Researcher (1,00)
2013–2014   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, E-Learning and Career Service Coordinator (1,00)
2011–2012   
Freie Universität Berlin, Research assistant (0,10)
2010–2013   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Teaching and Research Assistant (0,25)
2008–2010   
German Voluntary Service IN VIA e.V., Workshop Trainer (0,25)
 
 
Education
2015–2016   
Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Secondment
2014–2017   
University of Tartu, Faculty for Economics and Business Administration, Doctorate
2010–2013   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social Sciences, Master of Arts
2008–2009   
University of Warsaw, Erasmus exchange
2006–2009   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2021−...   
TLÜ LTI Linnakorralduse magistriõppekava kuraator
2020−...   
TLU MA Urban Governance: member in defense committee
2019−2019   
Conference panel convenor "Future jeopardised: Socialities and creations of the fear of climate change" ASA19 (with Aet Annist)
2019−2019   
Conference panel convenor "(Not) my green city? The role of green spaces in times of urbanization" NGM19 (with Helen Sooväli-Sepping)
2019−2019   
Conference panel convenor "Kaasamine linna- ja regionaalplaneerimises: Kogemused, õppetunnid ja väljakutsed Eestis" Tartu Planeerimiskonverents 2019 (with Helen Sooväli-Sepping)
2016−2016   
Conference panel convenor "Centre-periphery discourses and practices in Estonia and beyond" Tartu Planeerimiskonverents 2016 (RegPol2 workshop)
 
 
Creative work
2018 Movie night "Stories from the Peripheries", Short movie "Images of the periphery impeding rural development?", URL: https://vimeo.com/253403105 (Leipzig, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde).
2011-2014 Moderator and production assistant (Berlin, Alex Berlin WE TV Project) https://www.alex-berlin.de/startseite.html.
2011-2012 Journalist work (Berlin, Intercultural Network Joliba e.V.) http://www.joliba-online.de/.
 
 
Additional information
Reviewer for articles in Journal of Rural Studies, East European Politics & Societies and Cultures, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Palgrave Macmillan "New Geographies of Europe" Series, and BA, MA, and PhD theses at Tallinn University, University of Tartu and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Conference presentations (selection)
2021: 3rd ESP Europe Conference "Ecosystem Services, Policy and Practices in the Face of Global Changes", Hybrid Tartu Conference
2020: EASA20 "New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe", Virtual Lisbon Conference
2019: ASA19 "Anthropological Perspectives on Global Challenges", Norwich
2019: 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting "Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability", Trondheim
2018: 1st Delta Majanduskonverents, Tartu
2017: RegPol2 Final Conference “Coping with Uneven Development in Europe”, Leipzig
2016: 2nd Tartu Planeerimiskonverents “Spatial Inequality and Planning”, Tartu
2016: 5th Euroacademia International Conference “Re-Inventing Eastern Europe”, Riga
2015: 59th German Geography Congress “Urban landscapes-Landscaping (the) Urban”, Berlin
2015: 26th ESRS Congress “Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World”, Aberdeen

Teaching
Environmental Awareness and Communication, M.A. level (Tallinn University)
"Socio-spatial polarization in Estonia” (Guest lecture Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Geography online seminar “Baltic Perspectives: The City, Environment and Identities in Post-Socialist Baltic Spaces”)
Environmental Justice, M.A. level (Tallinn University)
M.A. international course on "Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic regions"(Tallinn University, Nord+ project)
Marketing Environmental Studies, ELU project (Tallinn University)
"Urban Gardening" workshop, Nature Academy (Tallinn University)
Qualitative Research Methods, B.A. level (University of Tartu)
Guest lecture on Discursive Peripheralization (Slovak University of Technology Bratislava)

Volunteer work
2018 Võru county image working group, Estonia
2012-2014 Poll station worker at national and European elections, Germany
2009 Volunteer work at Amnesty International Warsaw, Poland

Internships
2011 Rambøll Management Consulting GmbH, Berlin
2009 Partnership of Parliaments e.V., Berlin
2008 Counselling Office for Women from Central-Eastern Europe, IN VIA e.V. Berlin

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, IRS Fellowship as International Guest Researcher in Erkner, Germany ("Smart Villager" Project)
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, DORA scholarships for conference panel organisation at "Nordic Geographers' Meeting" (Trondheim) and "Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth’s" Conference (Norwich)
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Tallinn University honour for effective research work
2014, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Marie Curie Fellowship as Early Career Researcher in Tartu, Estonia
2013, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, DAAD Promos Scholarship for Intensive Russian Language Course in Moscow, Russia
2012, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Honour of the Governing Mayor of Berlin for Voluntary and Civic Engagement
2012, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Scholarship by the Turkish Ministry of Culture for Study Trip to Istanbul, Turkey
2008, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Erasmus Scholarship for Exchange Semester in Warsaw, Poland
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.11. Social Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S230 Social geography
 
 
Additional information
Languages:
German, English, Estonian (fluent)
Russian, Polish (basic)

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Publications

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.09.2021
8.07.1986
pluescbi@tlu.ee
Bianka Plüschke-Altof on keskkonnasotsioloogia teadur Loodus- ja terviseteaduste instituudis. Tema inimgeograafia- ja maasotsioloogia-alane doktoritöö Tartu Ülikoolis analüüsis ruumilist ebavõrdsust ja territoriaalset häbimärgistamist Eesti maakohtade näitel. vt. https://www.regpol2.eu/

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.09.2021–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Keskkonnasotsioloogia teadur (0,30)
01.09.2021–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, majandusteaduskond, Kvalitatiivuuringute lektor (0,50)
01.02.2021–31.08.2021   
Tallinna Ülikool, Keskkonnasotsioloogia teadur (0,60)
02.03.2020–31.08.2021   
Tallinna Ülikool, Lapsepuhkus (1,00)
01.09.2019–2020   
Tallinna Ülikool, Humanitaarteaduste instituut, Teadur (0,20)
01.07.2018–2020   
Tallinna Ülikool, Loodus- ja terviseteaduste instituut, Teadur (0,80)
2018–2018   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, majandusteaduskond, Lektor (0,10)
2018–2018   
Geomedia OÜ, Lapsepuhkus (1,00)
2014–2017   
Geomedia OÜ, Nooremteadur (1,00)
2013–2014   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, E-õppe ja karjääri nõustaja (1,00)
2011–2012   
Freie Universität Berlin, Uurimise assistent (0,10)
2010–2013   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Õpetamise ja uurimise assistent (0,25)
2008–2010   
German Voluntary Service IN VIA e.V., Töökoja koolitaja (0,25)
 
 
Haridustee
2015–2016   
Slovak University of Technology Bratislava, Secondment
2014–2017   
Tartu Ülikool, Majandusteaduskond, Doktoriõppe
2010–2013   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sotsiaalteaduskond, Magistriõppe
2008–2009   
University of Warsaw, Erasmus välisemester
2006–2009   
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sotsiaalteaduskond, Bakalaureuse õppe
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2021−...   
TLÜ LTI Linnakorralduse magistriõppekava kuraator
2020−...   
TLÜ Linnakorralduse magistriõppekava kaitsmiskomisjoni liige
2019−2019   
Konverentsi paneeli korraldamine "Future jeopardised: Socialities and creations of the fear of climate change" ASA19 (koos Aet Annistiga)
2019−2019   
Konverentsi paneeli korraldamine "(Not) my green city? The role of green spaces in times of urbanization" NGM19 (koos Helen Sooväli-Seppinguga)
2019−2019   
Konverentsi paneel korraldamine "Kaasamine linna- ja regionaalplaneerimises: Kogemused, õppetunnid ja väljakutsed Eestis" Tartu Planeerimiskonverents 2019 (koos Helen Sooväli-Seppinguga)
2016−2016   
Konverentsi paneel korraldamine "Keskuse-perifeeria diskursused ning praktikad Eestis ja mujal" Tartu Planeerimiskonverents 2016 (RegPol2 töötuba)
 
 
Loometöö
2018 Filmiöö "Stories from the Peripheries", Lühifilm "Images of the periphery impeding rural development?", URL: https://vimeo.com/253403105 (Leipzig, Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde).
2011–2014 Moderaator ja tootmise assistent (Berlin, Alex Berlin WE TV Project) https://www.alex-berlin.de/startseite.html.
2011–2012 Ajakirjanik (Berlin, Intercultural Network Joliba e.V.) http://www.joliba-online.de/.
 
 
Lisainfo
Retsenseerinud artikleid ajakirjadele/kirjastustele Journal of Rural Studies, East European Politics & Societies and Cultures, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Palgrave Macmillan "New Geographies of Europe" Series, ning Bakalaureuse-, Magistri- ja Doktoritööd Tallinna Ülikoolis, Tartu Ülikoolis ja Humboldti Ülikoolis Berliinis

Konverentsi esinemised (valik)
2021: 3rd ESP Euroopa Konverents "Ecosystem Services, Policy and Practices in the Face of Global Changes", Hybrid Tartu Conference
2020: EASA20 "New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe", Virtual Lisbon Conference
2019: ASA19 "Anthropological Perspectives on Global Challenges", Norwich
2019: 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting "Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability", Trondheim
2018: 1st Delta Majanduskonverents, Tartu
2017: RegPol2 Final Conference “Coping with Uneven Development in Europe”, Leipzig
2016: 2nd Tartu Planeerimiskonverents “Spatial Inequality and Planning”, Tartu
2016: 5th Euroacademia International Conference “Re-Inventing Eastern Europe”, Riga
2015: 59th German Geography Congress “Urban landscapes-Landscaping (the) Urban”, Berlin
2015: 26th ESRS Congress “Places of Possibility? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World”, Aberdeen

Õppetöö
Keskkonnateadlikkuse ja -kommunikatsiooni valikaine (Tallinna Ülikool)
"Socio-spatial polarization in Estonia” (osa Berliini Humboldti Ülikooli Geograafia videoloengusarjas “Baltic Perspectives: The City, Environment and Identities in Post-Socialist Baltic Spaces”),
Keskkonna õigluse teemaline M.A. erikursus (Tallinna Ülikool)
M.A. rahvusvaheline erikursus "Jätkusuutlikud linnad Põhjamaade-Baltikumi regioonis" (Tallinna Ülikool, Nord+ projekti raames)
Keskkonnaerialade turundus, ELU projekt (Tallinna Ülikool)
Linnaaianduse teemaline töötuba, Looduse Akadeemia (Tallinna Ülikool)
Kvalitatiivsed meetodid, B.A. baaskursus (Tartu Ülikool)
Diskursiivne ääremaastumise teemalise külalisloeng (Slovakki Tehnika Ülikool)

Vabatahtlik töö
2018 Võrumaine maine töörühm, Eesti
2012-2014 Valimisjaoskonda töötaja Riigikogu ja Euroopa Liidu valimistel, Saksamaa
2009 Vabatahtlik töö Amnesty International büroos Warssawis, Poolas

Praktikumid
2011 Rambøll Management Consulting GmbH, Berlin
2009 Partnership of Parliaments e.V., Berlin
2008 Counselling Office for Women from Central-Eastern Europe, IN VIA e.V. Berlin

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, IRS Fellowship as International Guest Researcher in Erkner, Germany ("Smart Villager" Project)
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, DORA scholarships for conference panel organisation at "Nordic Geographers' Meeting" (Trondheim) and "Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth’s" Conference (Norwich)
2019, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Tallinna Ülikooli tunnustus tulemuslike teadustöö tulemuste eest
2014, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Marie Curie Fellowship as Early Career Researcher in Tartu, Estonia
2013, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, DAAD Promos Scholarship for Intensive Russian Language Course in Moscow, Russia
2012, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Honour of the Governing Mayor of Berlin for Voluntary and Civic Engagement
2012, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Scholarship by the Turkish Ministry of Culture for Study Trip to Istanbul, Turkey
2008, Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Erasmus Scholarship for Exchange Semester in Warsaw, Poland
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.11. Sotsiaalteadused; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: S230 Sotsiaalne geograafia
 
 
Lisainfo
Keeleoskus:
saksa, inglise, eesti (väga hea)
vene, poola (algtasemel)

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Juhendatud väitekirjad

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1.1.7.4.1.TF519 Human-nature interactions in the city: establishing an "environmental behavior" research group and network at the University of Tallinn 01.01.201931.12.2022Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health32 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1-32/12 Nr 5Human well-being in the city. Challenges of needs-based green space planning: methodologies and possible applications01.06.201801.06.2020Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health44 168,00 EUR
1.2.2.4.TÕA19106 Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region01.10.201931.12.2020Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health25 705,00 EUR
1.2.2.1.14.4.TRU18030 (14.5.2018 1/26 )Visionary, Participatory Planning and Integrated Management for Resilient Cities 31.12.201728.02.2021Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Humanities, Centre for Landscape and Culture105 646,00 EUR
MUUTRU18134A (3-19_75_1_27092018_93152)Organizing Parking in Mustamäe City District Government 01.10.201801.04.2019Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health5 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.TRU19215 Gogreen Routes - Resilient Optimal Urban natural, Technological and Environmental Solutions 01.06.202031.05.2024Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health150 356,25 EUR (total financing 11 148 168,12 EUR)
MUUTRU18172A Conducting research on the vitality of small settlements for the Estonian Ministry of Finances22.10.201817.12.2018Helen Sooväli-SeppingTallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health0,00 EUR