Zoé Konsbruck is a PhD researcher at the Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) at the University of Luxembourg. Her research is about the history of deindustrialization in Luxembourg with a focus on the steel industry. The research focuses on changing life worlds and industrial cities. The goal is to go beyond a history of ruins and factory closings and to focus on industrial workers’ life situations and experiences.The research is embedded in a broader project, “Confronting Decline” (CONDE), coordinated by the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (IfZ) in Munich and, which looks at the challenges of deindustrialization in western societies since the 1970s. Zoé holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from the Ludwigs-MaximiliansUniversität in Munich (LMU). Her interests lie in cultural history, spatial history, and the history of technology.

Email: zoe.konsbruck@uni.lu