Tamara Metze (1972) is associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Public Administration and Policy group (since July 1st 2016). Trained in Political Science and Science and Technology Studies (both ‘cum laude’), with a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in Public Administration.

Metze is project leader of several interdisciplinary projects that aim to understand and experiment with boundary crossing collaborations in governance of sustainability transitions (e.g. energy, food and the circular economy). With special focus on boundary objects, (visual) framing, knowledge cocreation through research by design, scenario development, communities of practice, gamification and so on. She has extensive experience in the coordination of and lecturing in courses on interdisciplinary research, on framing, discourse theory, political theory, innovative designs, and the energy transition.

Metze is scientific director of the international collaboration TableDebates (Oxford, SLU and WUR), co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Chief editor of Beleid en Maatschappij (Policy and Society). She is member of the advisory board of the international conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis, and a member of the editorial board of Critical Policy Studies. 

“We need to imagine change before we can realize it.”

Tamara Metze

Associate Professor & AMS PI