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Simon Märkl

Simon Märkl, MA

Doctoral candidate

Simon Märkl studied American Cultural History, Sociology and Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich (LMU). Prior to receiving his MA, he spent the 2012/13 winter semester at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. His MA thesis is concerned with the representation of nuclear energy in American popular culture. Märkl worked as a tutor at the LMU’s American Institute and as a research assistant in the Energy, Resources and Sustainability department at acatech (the German Academy of Science and Engineering). Since summer 2013 he has worked there as a consultant.

Dissertation project: Big Science Fiction: Discourse about Nuclear Fusion Research in the United States