Stefan Wahlen is an Assistant Professor at the Sociology of Consumption and Households group at Wageningen University. After completing his undergraduate degree in food and household studies at the University of Bonn (Germany), he went to the University of Helsinki (Finland) to pursue his doctoral studies in consumer economics, which he finalized with a dissertation entitled “Governing Everyday Consumption“. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he started working at Wageningen University.
“In my research I am particularly interested in consumption governance, i.e. politics of consumption as well as consumer policy. A particular focus lies in consumption practices in private households and across the life course. In that sense, households and life courses serve as arenas of everyday life and as immediate contexts of consumption practices. My research investigates, amongst others, food consumption and collaborative lifestyles in relation to social inequalities and social movements.”
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