Research team

The research team consists of (left to right) Anna Storm, Florence Fröhlig, Tatiana Kasperski and Eglė Rindzevičiūtė. Andrei Stsiapanau is closely affiliated 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 (Forsmark nuclear power plant). 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 Dounreay nuclear power plant in the UK.

Short bios

Anna STORM, PhD in 2008 in History of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Docent in 2016 in Human Geography at Stockholm University, Sweden. Since 2019 Professor of Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, Sweden. Author of Post-Industrial Landscape Scars (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). Profile page at Linköping 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 and administrating the Riksbankens jubileumsfond funded program “Romani language repertoires in an open world”. Director of studies of the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Senior lecturer at the School of Contemporary and Historical Studies 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; and European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently researcher at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where she previously was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow and a researcher in the EU Horizon 2020 project HoNEST (History of Nuclear Energy and Society). She is the author of Les politiques de la radioactivité: Tchernobyl et la mémoire nationale en Biélorussie contemporaine (Paris: Pétra, 2020).

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 Associate Professor of 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, and in the HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society), “Nuclear Legacies” (Södertörn University). Currently research fellow in the EDUATOM project (VMU, Kuanas, Lithuania) and visiting scholar in the KTH, Division of History (Stockholm, Sweden).