Xiaomeng Shen comes from PR China and holds a PhD in Geography and a
Master of Translation (Translation, Linguistics and Economics) degree
from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Germany. Her
PhD thesis investigates flood risk perception and communication amongst
key institutional stakeholders involved in flood risk management in
different cultural settings of China and Germany.
Xiaomeng is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in
comparative cultural studies, risk perception, risk communication
studies and institutional analysis. Before she joined UNU-EHS, she
worked in various sectors which give her a broad range of professional
experiences: professional interpretation for workshops and conferences
on environmental issues and risk management, translation of books and
essays of different authors including Nobel Prize Laureates and seven
years experience in tutoring and teaching graduate students in Sinology
at the University of Bonn. She has also organized and chaired
international workshops and conferences.
Shen, X. (Ed.) (2009): Social Vulnerability Bulletin No. 3, UNU-EHS, Bonn, Germany.
Fekete, A.; Shen, X.; Bogardi, J.; Birkmann, J. (2009): Umwelt als
Gefährdung – Wahrheit und Wahrnehmung, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld.
Shen, X. (2009): Flood Risk Perception and Communication in
Different Cultural Contexts - A Comparative Case Study between Wuhan,
China and Cologne, Germany. Ph.D. dissertation. Online Publication of
University of Bonn:
hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2009/1856/1856.htm, Bonn, Germany.
Oliver-Smith, A.; Shen, X. (Eds.) (2009): Linking Environmental Change,
Migration and Social Vulnerability. SOURCE No. 12/2009. UNU-EHS, Bonn,
Shen, X. (2009): Linking Oriental and Western Thinking to Mitigate Flood
Risk. In: Brauch et al. (Eds.): Coping with Global Environmental
Change, Disasters and Security - Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities
and Risks, Springer Verlag, Berlin – Heidelberg – New York – Hong Kong –
London – Milan – Paris – Tokyo.
Shen, X. (Ed.) (2008): Social Vulnerability Bulletin No. 2. UNU-EHS, Bonn, Germany.
Shen, X. (2008): Flood Risk Mitigation: Does Culture Matter? In:
Simonovic et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium
on Flood Defence, Toronto, Canada.
Maiero, M.; Shen, X. (2004): Commonalities between Cultural and Bio-Diversity.