Nina Amelung, sociologist, is a research fellow in the project "EXCHANGE - Forensic Geneticists and the Transnational Exchange of DNA data in the EU: Engaging Science with Social Control, Citizenship and Democracy", funded by the European Research Council and hosted at Centre for Social Studies. Her research comprises the social construction of citizenship, public(s) and democracy in transnational contexts. She works with perspectives offered at the intersection of political sociology, organizational and science and technology studies. She is author of several book chapters, journal articles and policy reports and has co-edited book and special issue projects. Currently, she is finalizing her PhD-thesis "Democracy Under Construction: The Micropolitics of Coordinating Transnational Public Engagement" at Technische Universität Berlin. In her PhD-project she deals with the micro-political connotation of standardization in transnational citizen participation projects such as the World Wide Views on Biodiversity project. She had research stays at University of Stockholm, University of Gothenburg and at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.