Work Experience

Winter 2017 Professor of Sociology of Technology, Universität Passau
since 2015 Research Group Leader, MCTS Post/Doc Lab Digital Media, Technische Universität München
2014–2015 Senior Researcher at the Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair, Sociology of Science, Technische Universität München.
2014 Visiting Scholar at the DFG Research Training Group “Locating Media”, University of Siegen.
2013–2014 Visiting Scholar, Science and Technology Studies, Pennsylvania State University (USA).
2012–2014 Post-Doctoral Researcher, DFG Research Training Group “Innovation Society Today: The Reflexive Creation of Novelty”, Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin

Invited Fellow, Research Network “Communicating Disaster”, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld


Research Fellow, Bielefeld University, Department of Sociology, Science, Technology and Media Work Group

2005 Visiting Scholar, STS and Social Theory, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA).

Research Fellow, University of Hamburg, Department of Sociology, Social Theory and History of Sociology Group


Research Assistant, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, DFG Mainfocusprogram “Socionics”


July 2017 Habilitation, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
2007 Dr. phil. (Magna Cum Laude), University of Hamburg
2003 Magister Artium Sociology (very good), University of Hamburg
1998–2003 Student at the University of Hamburg: sociology, computer science, political science

“Abitur Certificate”, Reichenbach Gymnasium, Ennepetal


Extra-mural student at the Distant Teaching University (Fernuniversität) Hagen: philosophy, political science, linguistic

Akademische Selbstverwaltung

2016-today Member of the “MA STS” board, MCTS, TUM
2015-today Member of the MCTS joint committee
2012-2014 DFG Research Training Group advisory committee, representative of academic staff, Technische Universität Berlin
2010–2012 eLearning Beauftragter, Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld
2009–2012 Member of the review committee, Chair for Science Studies, 
 Bielefeld University
2008–2012 Member of the scientific advisory council “Service Center for Media (SCM)”, Bielefeld University
2007–2010 Elected speaker of the non-tenured academic faculty, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University


  • Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Sociology of Science and Technology NETwork (SSTNET)
  • European Sociological Association (ESA): Social Theory Research Network
  • International Sociological Association (ISA): Research Group Historical Sociology
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), Work Groups
    • Science and Technology Studies
    • Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Knowledge
    • Qualitative Methods, Sociology of Media and Communication
    • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (GWTF)

Academic Reviewer (Selection)

  • British Journal of Sociology
  • Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory
  • Ethnography
  • International Political Sociology
  • Nature and Culture
  • New Media and Society
  • New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia
  • Qualitative Sociology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociological Theory
  • Space and Culture
  • Tecnoscienza
  • Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie
  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie