Makoto Takahashi

Makoto is a Lecturer at the Munich Centre for Technology in Society (MCTS), TU Munich. His core interests lie in how societies come to understand technological risks and how they decide who can credibly inform policy. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, writing his thesis on how expert authority is claimed and contested in conditions of low public trust. This project drew upon extensive ethnographic fieldwork, conducted in Japan following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, and received the AAG’s Jacques May Thesis Prize.