In her phd, Hanna Ketterer investigates the transformatory power of basic income for modern work society. Based on a multi-sited ethnography on the practices of rentiers, communards and retired persons, she looks at actors’ autonomy in guaranteed livelihood situations
In her research, she integrates different theoretical perspectives from Bourdieu’s praxis theory, feminist perspectives to gift theory and crosscuts the fields of the sociology of the wealthy, community research, the sociology of ageing and volunteering research in order to develop a praxeological theory of decoupling income from labour.
From 2015-2021 she was research fellow at the DFG-research group on post-growth societies at Jena University. Before she was a research fellow at the ETH-Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences in Zurich and has worked for the DG Employment at the European Commission in Brussels. Hanna holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and a MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.