Pouya Sepehr, MA, MA

University Assistant

Tel: +43-1-4277-49621
eMail: pouya.sepehr@univie.ac.at


Pouya Sepehr is currently University Assistant and Lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University of Vienna. He hold an MA in Development and Emergency Practices from Oxford Brookes University and had worked in the feild of international development and urban rehabilitation for over six years in different part of the world. In 2015 he started the MA programme here at the STS department and soon after graduation he was accepted a PhD researcher at our department.


His research interests centre around the intersecting fields of urban sociology, human geography and STS. In his PhD, he primarily focuses on Smart City Vienna and its multiple pratices that imply particular arrays of imaginary that connects past to future while reshaping the relation of the city and citizens. In his publication he has worked on the sociotechnical imaginary of Smart City Vienna; as well as the role ascribed to the citizens while being imagined to be at the centre of the smart city. Currently, he has started to trace algorithmic decision making and urban automation in the city of Vienna particularly studying mobility, traffic management and urban rhythms.


Scientific Practice and Knowledge Management (SE 233 024)

Grant Writing for STS MA student (SE 233 025)