Jonas Stuck studied history and political science at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Sciences Po Lyon. In 2017 he graduated from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin with a Master's thesis on “The Inter-Berlin Toxic Waste Trade from the 1970s until the 1990s.” Later in October 2017 he joined the DFG Emmy-Noether Research Group “Hazardous Travels. Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy”, under the principal investigator Dr. Simone Müller.
His PhD research project focuses on the toxic waste trade between the two Germanys during and after the Cold War from an Environmental Humanities point of view. His general research interests include global history, visual and public history and environmental history. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Studentisches Journal für Politik und Gesellschaft (2014), Seeing the Woods (2017, 2018, 2019), Edge Effects Magazine (2018) and H-Soz-Kult (2018). He presented on his PhD research in Belgium, Brasil, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the United States.
Dissertation Project: Toxic Divide? The Hazardous Waste Trade between the Two Germanys, 1970-2000.
Dhawan, Ayushi, Maximilian Feichtner and Jonas Stuck. “Introduction.” In Green Talks: Looking behind the scenes of Environmental Journalism, edited by Ayushi Dhawan, Maximilian Feichtner and Jonas Stuck . Seeing the Woods, September 3, 2019, https://seeingthewoods.org/2019/09/03/green-talks-looking-behind-the-scenes-of-environmental-journalism/.
Jonas Stuck. “New Hope for Plastic Waste Pollution?” In Antonia Alampi (ed.), Deadly Affairs, Kunsthal Extra City Cahier #5, 2019, p. 85-98, https://extracitykunsthal.org/files/uploads/exposition/KEC_READER_DEADLY-compressed.pdf.
Jonas Stuck. “New Hope for Plastic Waste Pollution?” Seeing the Woods, November 20, 2018, https://seeingthewoods.org/2018/11/20/new-hope-for-plastic-waste-pollution/.
Müller, Simone M., Ayushi Dhawan, Maximilian Feichtner, and Jonas Stuck. “Hazardous Hope – the debate. “An Academic Play in One Act”. Seeing the Woods, October 9, 2018, https://seeingthewoods.org/2018/10/09/hazardous-hope-the-debate/.
Jonas Stuck. book review, Hausmüll. Abfall und Gesellschaft in Westdeutschland 1945-1990 by Roman Köster, H-Soz-Kult, October 25, 2018, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/index.asp?id=26429&view=pdf&pn=rezensionen&type=rezbuecher.
Jonas Stuck. “From Herders to Hikers, the Shifting Lives of Scottish Bothies”. Edge Effects, March 27, 2018, http://edgeeffects.net/bothy/.
Jonas Stuck. Hazardous Cruises: Welcome to Toxic Paradise, in: Seeing the Woods, November 17, 2017, seeingthewoods.org/2017/11/17/hazardous-cruises-welcome-to-toxic-paradise/.
Jonas Stuck. Is all Photography Propaganda? Wie uns Fotografien Geschichte(n) kommunizieren, in: 360 Grad. Das studentische Journal für Politik und Gesellschaft 17/2014. pp. 54-63.
Dhawan, Ayushi, Maximilian Feichtner and Jonas Stuck (eds.): Green Talks: Looking behind the scenes of Environmental Journalism. Seeing the Woods, September 3, 2019.
Caroline Ektander, Jonas Staal and Jonas Stuck. Redistribute Toxicity, SAVVY Contemporary – The Laboratory of Form-Ideas, Berlin, Germany, October 18 - December 1, 2019.
Jonas Stuck. Islands of Waste, A Virtual Exhibition, 2020, http://www.jonasstuck.com/waste.
Jonas Stuck. Is the World Turning into a Global Dumping Ground? Guest lecture at InterNations GmbH, München. September 16, 2020.
Jonas Stuck. Germanys' Toxic Divide, Seminar lecture for "Green Germany? Umwelt und Gesellschaft von der Aufklärung bis zu Fridays for Future", Junior Year in Munich, LMU München, June 9, 2020.
Jonas Stuck. The Global Waste Crisis and the Environment Behind it, Webinar for the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz, May 13, 2020.
Jonas Stuck. Hazardous Waste and how it Affects our Environment, Teacher Training for the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz, April 20, 2020.
Huiying Ng and Jonas Stuck. Toxic Commons, 6-day module at the Forest Curriculum Summer School at Tentacles Art Space, Bangkok (Thailand), June 11-16, 2019.
Winner of the LMU Graduate Center photo contest “Abenteuer Promotion”, Juli 3, 2019, https://www.graduatecenter.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/fotowettbewerb/fotowettbewerb2019/index.html.
Winner of the Edge Effects magazine photo contest “Working at the Edge”, January 30, 2018, https://edgeeffects.net/working-at-the-edge/.
Caroline Ektander and Jonas Stuck. On the Redistribution of Toxicity, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (Denmark). February 24, 2020.
Caroline Ektander, Jonas Staal and Jonas Stuck. The Long Term You Cannot Afford. On the Distribution of the Toxic, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (Germany). Oktober 18, 2019.
Jonas Stuck. Behind the Trash Curtain. The Movement of Waste in Cold War Germanys’ Toxic Borderlands from the 1980s until the Fall of the Wall, at the conference The Environmental History of the Central European Borderlands since the 1980s, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic). September 20, 2019.
Jonas Stuck. Containing People and Waste within Cold War Germanys’ Toxic Borderlands, at the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, New Orleans (USA). September 5, 2019.
Jonas Stuck. Toxic Division? The Hazardous Waste Trade between the Two Germanys, 1970-90, at the World Congress of Environmental History, Universidade Fenderal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis (Brazil), July 26, 2019.
Ayushi Dhawan, Maximilian Feichtner and Jonas Stuck. Toxic Commons. An Academic Play, at the Finissage of the exhibition Deadly Affairs, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (Belgium). June 30th, 2019.
Jonas Stuck. From Toxic Division to Shared Burdens. Risk and the Hazardous Waste Trade between the Two Germanys, 1974-1990, at the conference Getting Value or Poison? Benefit-Harm Dilemmas in Efforts to Improve Life, Shanghai University (China). April 28, 2018.
Jonas Stuck. Transnational Toxic Waste Trade and the Two Germanies – from the Environmental Turn to Reunification, at the Doktorandentag, Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich (Germany). November 9, 2017.
Jonas Stuck. Binational Toxic Waste Trade and the Two Germanys, Oberseminar of the Department of English and American Studies, LMU Munich (Germany). Oktober 31, 2017.