Mag. Dr. Lisa Sigl

Researcher (post doc)
Valuing, Being, Knowing

Tel: +43-1-4277-26101
eMail: lisa.sigl@univie.ac.at

Biographie

Lisa Sigl is scientific project leader at the Research Platform "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice". Further, she facilitated interdisciplinary research processes and supports reflection of societal and environmental relevance of research practices.

Personal website

Research Interests

  • Transformation of research cultures in relation to their social contexts (focus on public research institutions); particularly regarding relevance to societal and environmental problems
  • Institutional conditions that support relevant research and inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration
  • Methods and tools to facilitate and manage inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations
  • Methods and tools to support societal and environmental relevance of research
  • Processes of subjectification und valuation in research cultures
  • Politics of Innovation and concepts of innovation in historical perspective and in international comparison

Current Research Projects

Valuing, Being and Knowing in Research Practices. Understanding the entanglements of valuation practices and subjectification processes in life science research (together with Maximilian Fochler and Ruth Falkenberg)

 

Previous Research Projects

At TU Wien, Lisa Sigl conducted the pilot project “Responsible Robotics” (2018-2021) to support the reflection of societal and environmental aspects of robotic systems (in collaboration with Marjo Rauhala and the DK "Trust Robots" at the Technical University of Vienna)

As research assistant at the Center for Higher Education (zhb) at TU Dortmund (2014-2016) she worked on the research project "University-industry collaboration in high-tech fields" (with a particular focus on Germany). At the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and Higher Education Studies (HES), she is mainly interested in forms of agency that develop in new governance arrangements for research commercialization (e.g. new IPR-legislation, university-internal regulations).

During her time at the Austrian Institute for international Affairs (oiip) in Vienna, she worked with a broad range of stakeholders (ministries, funding agencies, etc.) within a “Taskforce of the Austrian Government for the Internationalisation of Science and Research Policy”. As head of the research focus “Internationalisation of Science-, Technology and Innovation Policy”, she was amongst others interested in the international comparison of innovation policies and innovation concepts in Europe, China and India.

In her PhD thesis at the Department for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna, she dealt with the question how young researchers in the life sciences (PhDs, Postdocs) deal with different kinds of uncertainty and precarious working conditions. She combined conceptual approaches of STS and the Labour Studies to open up new perspectives on the transformation of research cultures today. Basis of this work was her collaboration in two research projects on the transformation of scientific research cultures – the FP6-project KNOWING („Knowledge, Institutions and Gender: An East-West Comparative Study“) and the project GOLDII („Die Biowissenschaften als Kultur und Praxis neu denken“) – and a DOC-scholarship of the öaw („Uncertain Research Landscapes“).

 

 

Teaching

2023S

VO+UE Wissenschaft – Technologie – Gesellschaft (for Master Students) (TU Wien)

SE Ethics and Responsibility: An Introduction to Responsible Research Practice (for PhD students) (TU Wien)

VU Responsible Research Practice (for Automation and Robotics Master students) (TU Wien)

2022W

SE Ethics and Responsibility: An Introduction to Responsible Research Practice (for PhD students) (TU Wien)

2022S

233 030/1 VO+KO Politics of Innovation and its Institutional Dimensions: Central Issues, Questions and Concepts (University of Vienna)

2021W

056.004 WS Ethics and Responsibility. An Introduction to Responsible Research Practice (TU Wien)

2021S

233 030/1 VO+KO Politics of Innovation and its Institutional Dimensions: Central Issues, Questions and Concepts (University of Vienna)

2020W

061.004 UE Responsible Robotics V (TU Wien)

2019W

061.004 UE Responsible Robotics III (TU Wien)

Publications

Felt U (Author), Fochler M (Author), Richter A (Author), Schroeder R (Author), Sigl L (Author). How to weave societal responsibility into the fabric of universities Reflections - Blog of the STS Department at the University of Vienna. 2018.


Sigl L (Editorial Journalist). "Frugal Innovation": An inquiry into a blind spot in STS Reflections. Blog of the STS Department at the University of Vienna: Reflections - Blog of the STS Department at the University of Vienna. 2016.


Sigl L. Über Bedingungen der Prekarisierung in akademischen Arbeitskulturen - am Beispiel der Lebenswissenschaften in Wien. In Schmidt-Lauber B, Blumhagen C, Rabensteiner A, editors, Doing University: Reflexionen universitärer Alltagspraxis. Wien: Eigenverlag des Instituts für Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Wien. 2016. p. 181-206


May D, Hosch-Dayican B, Leisyte L, Sigl L, Terkowsky C. Entrepreneurship and Gender in Higher Engineering Education in Germany. 2015. Paper presented at Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), Orleans, France.


Witjes N, Sigl L. The Internationalization of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI): An Emerging Policy Field at the Intersection of Foreign Policy and Science Policy. In Jansen A, Franzmann A, Münte P, editors, Legitimizing Science: National and Global Publics, 1800-2010. Frankfurt/New York: Campus. 2015. p. 245-272