Project Manager

University of Luxembourg

Dr. Rachel Reckinger

Management Board

a) University of Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Christian Schulz (alternate member: Dr. Gerald Taylor Aiken)

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Sonja Kmec (alternate member: Prof. Dr. Michel Margue)


b) Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, Luxembourg


M. Camille Gira, State Secretary for Sustainable Development and Infrastructures (alternate member: Mme Nora Elvinger)

Mme Marguy Kohnen, 1st Class Direction Counsellor (alternate member: Mme Liette Mathieu)


Management Board Meetings

Kick-Off Meeting: 20st September 2016


Nachhaltige Ernährungspraktiken_Tagesordnung_Auftakttreffen

Second Meeting:  28th March 2017


Nachhaltige Ernährungspraktiken_Tagesordnung_28-03-2017

Rachel Reckinger’s Research Profile


My empirical research interest evolves in a praxeological and social-constructivist framework. It focuses on everyday, processual dynamics of (morally motivated) attributions and (ethically realized) appropriations in a dialectic of power constructions and constitutions of meaning – within Luxembourg’s food sector. The interaction between norms (e.g. from politics and expertise) on the one hand, and collective and individual identifications on the other, play a key role in the analysis of these permanently renegotiated discrepancies. I am interested in how these learning and negotiation process operate, by which constraints and values – and generally by which cultural and social dynamics – they are governed and how they could be organized more effectively and sustainably through motive alliances. In general, I use these approaches to research the transition(s) to a low carbon post-growth society.


Key Words

Dr. Rachel Reckinger
Anthropologist and Sociologist
Senior Researcher on Sustainable Food Practices
Unité de Recherche IPSE 
(Identités. Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces)

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