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Clara Glachant is a PhD candidate on Smart, Active and Sustainable Micromobility (2021-2025) in the Technology, Innovation and Society group of the Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences faculty at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research examines the representations and meanings of micromobility at the societal level (e.g. in the press, in policy-making) and at the individual level in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom. Her PhD focuses on how these representations shape and are shaped by social identities e.g. gender, race, class, age, (dis)ability. She is supervised by Dr. Frauke Behrendt (supervisor) and Prof. Dr. Ruth Oldenziel (promotor). Clara is also involved in the Innovative Light ELEctric Vehicles for Active and Digital TravEl (ELEVATE): reducing mobility-related energy demand and carbon emissions, working with Universities of Brighton, Leeds and Oxford. 


Clara has a background in Political Science (MA at Sciences Po Lille) and Urban Governance (MSc at Erasmus University Rotterdam). She worked as a research intern for the JUSTRA Cities Network at Erasmus University Rotterdam on translocal initiatives and just sustainability transitions in mobility 


Clara has been involved with the Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST). She assisted in organizing the 2022 STRN/NEST School on Methodologies and Methods for Sustainability Transitions Research.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities