Christof BRANDTNER

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Sociology

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2019: Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University
  • 2015: M.A. in Sociology, Stanford University
  • 2012: B.Sc. in Business, Economics, and Social Sciences, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Now: External faculty fellow, Mansueto Institute of Urban Innovation, University of Chicago
  • Now: Senior research fellow, Civil Life of Cities Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
  • 2019 - 2020: Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Sociology and Mansueto Institute of Urban Innovation, University of Chicago

Bio

I am an organizational and economic Sociologist who studies how institutions, organizations, and urban environments shape the emergence and diffusion of social innovations. I am completing a book about cities' efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change and conduct research on civil society organizations and urban resilience.