Laura Guntrum, M.A.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin / Doktorandin

Kontakt: +49 (0) 6151 / 1620947 | guntrum@peasec.tu-darmstadt.de

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Informatik,
Wissenschaft und Technik für Frieden und Sicherheit (PEASEC)
Pankratiusstraße 2, 64289 Darmstadt

DE

Laura Gianna Guntrum (sie/ihr), M.A., ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl Wissenschaft und Technik für Frieden und Sicherheit (PEASEC) am Fachbereich Informatik der Technischen Universität Darmstadt. Dort ist sie im „TraCe“ Projekt tätig und beschäftigt sich mit dem Einsatz von Technik und welche Auswirkungen Technik potentiell auf politische Gewalt haben. Ihre Forschungsinteressen sind Dual-Use-Technologien, (naturwissenschaftlich-technische) Friedens- und Konfliktforschung sowie intersektionale Ansätze innerhalb der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (insbesondere feministische Themen).
Im Bachelor studierte sie Kulturwissenschaften und Europawissenschaften an der Universität Passau und an der Rey Juan Carlos Universität in Madrid. Ihren Masterstudienabschluss absolvierte sie in Internationale Studien/ Friedens- und Konfliktforschung an der TU Darmstadt und der Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. Ein Auslandssemester verbrachte sie an der Universidad de Costa Rica. In ihrer Masterarbeit beschäftigte sie sich mit der transnationalen costa-ricanischen Solidaritätsbewegung in Nicaragua. Neben dem Studium arbeitete Laura Guntrum freiberuflich als Multiplikatorin für Bildung trifft Entwicklung im Bereich Globales Lernen (insbesondere zu Themen der Nachhaltigkeit und Gerechtigkeit). Nach ihrem Master war sie bereits für ein Jahr bei PEASEC als Hilfskraft tätig und absolvierte eine berufsbegleitende Ausbildung zur Friedensfachkraft beim Forum ziviler Friedensdienst (ZFD).

EN

Laura Gianna Guntrum (she/her), M.A., is a research associate at Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) in the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt. She is currently working on the “TraCe” project, focusing on how technology might change political violence. Generally, her research interest includes intersectional approaches within peace and conflict studies (particularly feminist issues) and the use of ICT in protest movements and conflict transformation.
She studies “International Business and Cultural Studies” (B.A.) and “European Studies”(B.A.) at the University of Passau and Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Furthermore, she completed her Master’s degree in „International Studies / Peace and Conflict Research“ (M.A.) at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Technical University of Darmstadt, and the University of Costa Rica. In her Master’s thesis she dealt with the transnational Costa Rican solidarity movement in Nicaragua. Besides her studies, Laura Guntrum worked as a freelancer for several NGOs. She mostly focuses on sustainability and justice. After her master’s degree, she completed a training as a peace specialist at the Forum for Civil Peace Service (ZFD).

Publikationen

  • Sebastian Schwartz, Laura Guntrum, Christian Reuter (2022)
    Vision or Threat – Awareness for Dual-Use in the Development of Autonomous Driving
    IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society ;3(3):163–174. doi:10.1109/TTS.2022.3182310
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

    In the digital age, the vision of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is vibrant. Research is being conducted worldwide to inte-grate AVs into our everyday lives in the future, spending consid-erable amounts of money in the development process. Actors from both engineering as well as social sciences are involved in this re-search, with technical disciplines strongly dominating. In addition to perceived progress of numerous newly developed technologies such as AVs, challenges should also be referred to. According to research analysis, the transferability of autonomous cars to the military sphere seems to be frequently forgotten or ignored (dual-use). Since not much research has been conducted in Germany on the potential deployment of autonomous driving development steps into military domains, 25 semi-structured interviews with de-velopers and researchers and actors involved in the field, were conducted in 2020. The paper identifies that the majority of re-spondents interviewed were aware of general existing dual-use de-bates, however, few had reflected about dual-use issues regarding a possible transfer of their own development processes in the con-text of autonomous driving to military applications, intensively. One reason is the small-scale nature of research, another is the complexity of the field, which enables the engineer’s alienation from their responsibility for the artefacts’ use. Moreover, it has become clear that hardly any conversations among colleagues oc-cur about possible misuse and that no standardized policy guide-lines exist, which provide information about possible risk. To raise dual-use awareness, scientific contributions, risk education, and interdisciplinary discussions are essential.

    @article{schwartz_vision_2022,
    title = {Vision or {Threat} – {Awareness} for {Dual}-{Use} in the {Development} of {Autonomous} {Driving}},
    volume = {3},
    issn = {2637-6415},
    url = {https://www.peasec.de/paper/2022/2022_SchwartzGuntrumReuter_VisionorThreatAwarenessDualUseAutonomousDriving_IEEE-TTS.pdf},
    doi = {10.1109/TTS.2022.3182310},
    abstract = {In the digital age, the vision of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is vibrant. Research is being conducted worldwide to inte-grate AVs into our everyday lives in the future, spending consid-erable amounts of money in the development process. Actors from both engineering as well as social sciences are involved in this re-search, with technical disciplines strongly dominating. In addition to perceived progress of numerous newly developed technologies such as AVs, challenges should also be referred to. According to research analysis, the transferability of autonomous cars to the military sphere seems to be frequently forgotten or ignored (dual-use). Since not much research has been conducted in Germany on the potential deployment of autonomous driving development steps into military domains, 25 semi-structured interviews with de-velopers and researchers and actors involved in the field, were conducted in 2020. The paper identifies that the majority of re-spondents interviewed were aware of general existing dual-use de-bates, however, few had reflected about dual-use issues regarding a possible transfer of their own development processes in the con-text of autonomous driving to military applications, intensively. One reason is the small-scale nature of research, another is the complexity of the field, which enables the engineer’s alienation from their responsibility for the artefacts’ use. Moreover, it has become clear that hardly any conversations among colleagues oc-cur about possible misuse and that no standardized policy guide-lines exist, which provide information about possible risk. To raise dual-use awareness, scientific contributions, risk education, and interdisciplinary discussions are essential.},
    language = {en},
    number = {3},
    journal = {IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society},
    author = {Schwartz, Sebastian and Guntrum, Laura and Reuter, Christian},
    month = sep,
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {A-Paper, Ranking-ImpactFactor, Peace, Projekt-ATHENE-FANCY, AuswahlPeace, Projekt-TRACE},
    pages = {163--174},
    }

  • Laura Guntrum, Sebastian Schwartz, Christian Reuter (2022)
    Dual-Use Technologies in the Context of Autonomous Driving – An Empirical Case Study from Germany
    Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS) .
    [BibTeX]

    @article{guntrum_dual-use_2022,
    title = {Dual-{Use} {Technologies} in the {Context} of {Autonomous} {Driving} - {An} {Empirical} {Case} {Study} from {Germany}},
    journal = {Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS)},
    author = {Guntrum, Laura and Schwartz, Sebastian and Reuter, Christian},
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {Peace, Projekt-ATHENE-FANCY, Projekt-TRACE},
    }

  • Laura Guntrum (2022)
    Justice-oriented Research in Peace and Conflict Studies in Times of Social Distancing
    Workshop-Proceedings Mensch und Computer Darmstadt.
    [BibTeX]

    @inproceedings{guntrum_justice-oriented_2022,
    address = {Darmstadt},
    series = {Mensch und {Computer} 2022 - {Workshopband}},
    title = {Justice-oriented {Research} in {Peace} and {Conflict} {Studies} in {Times} of {Social} {Distancing}},
    booktitle = {Workshop-{Proceedings} {Mensch} und {Computer}},
    publisher = {Gesellschaft für Informatik},
    author = {Guntrum, Laura},
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {Security, Peace, Projekt-ATHENE-FANCY, Projekt-TRACE},
    }

  • Laura Guntrum, Mira Keßler, Jignesh Patel, Anna Varfolomeeva (2022)
    Remotely Accessing the Field and Building Trust with Distant Sources. Perspectives from Journalism Practice for Ethnographic Research
    Global Media Journal – German Edition ;12(1).
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

    Journalists and ethnographic researchers, such as anthropologists, sociologists or media scholars, have comparable ways of establishing initial contacts with people from their fields of interest. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consequential travel restrictions and social distancing, it has become increasingly difficult to access a field. Taking inspiration from social anthropologist Ulf Hannerz (2004, p. 226), who compared journalists and anthropologists as “neighboring groups engaged in a somehow parallel pursuit,” this article explores what researchers may learn from practitioners who conduct research without being on-site. Fed by various practical journalists’ experiences, the article aims to investigate how information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitally mediated methods, such as online search tools and social media, can be used to establish contacts and gain trust remotely. Here, the relevance of these methods for accessing a field in general goes beyond the limitations imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and can be of interest to all those who face difficulties of field access of any kind. Ultimately, this article reflects on corresponding ethical challenges that may arise while conducting research remotely.

    @article{guntrum_remotely_2022,
    title = {Remotely {Accessing} the {Field} and {Building} {Trust} with {Distant} {Sources}. {Perspectives} from {Journalism} {Practice} for {Ethnographic} {Research}},
    volume = {12},
    url = {https://globalmediajournal.de/index.php/gmj/article/view/220},
    abstract = {Journalists and ethnographic researchers, such as anthropologists, sociologists or media scholars, have comparable ways of establishing initial contacts with people from their fields of interest. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and consequential travel restrictions and social distancing, it has become increasingly difficult to access a field. Taking inspiration from social anthropologist Ulf Hannerz (2004, p. 226), who compared journalists and anthropologists as “neighboring groups engaged in a somehow parallel pursuit,” this article explores what researchers may learn from practitioners who conduct research without being on-site. Fed by various practical journalists’ experiences, the article aims to investigate how information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digitally mediated methods, such as online search tools and social media, can be used to establish contacts and gain trust remotely. Here, the relevance of these methods for accessing a field in general goes beyond the limitations imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and can be of interest to all those who face difficulties of field access of any kind. Ultimately, this article reflects on corresponding ethical challenges that may arise while conducting research remotely.},
    number = {1},
    journal = {Global Media Journal - German Edition},
    author = {Guntrum, Laura and Keßler, Mira and Patel, Jignesh and Varfolomeeva, Anna},
    year = {2022},
    keywords = {Peace, Projekt-TraCe},
    }

    Vorherige Publikationen:

    Guntrum, Laura (2020): GBV am Beispiel der Dominikanischen Republik, in: Lateinamerika Nachrichten. Ausgabe Dez.2020 (558), S. 46-47.

    Guntrum, Laura (2019): Das war auch unsere Revolution. Die costa-ricanische Nicaraguasolidarität 1979, in Grenz/ Städte, Ila Ausgabe 427. Bonn, Informationsstelle Lateinamerika (Ila). S. 43-46.

    Beiträge in der „Wandelfibel-Wegweiser*in für ein zukunftsfähiges Leben“ (2019). Verfügbar unter: globales-lernen.de.

    Guntrum, Laura/ Hemm, Alina/ Kollmar/ Sophie/ Hohendanner, Nikola (2016): It‘s all right man?! Geltung und Genesis der Menschenrechte in Welt[bilder]: Eine multimediale Annäherung an ein interdisziplinäres Phänomen, S. 74-105.

    Guntrum, Laura/ Albrecht, Lisa/ Apelt, Lynn (2016): Das Recht auf Gesundheit: Ein globaler Konflikt? inKonflikt[gemeinschaft]: Eine multimediale Annäherung an ein interdisziplinäres Phänomen, S. 164- 175.

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