Mag. Dr. Lisa Sigl

(post doc)
Valuing, Being, Knowing

Tel: +43-1-4277-26101


Lisa Sigl is a Research Associate at the research platform "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice" with a special interest in the conditions for social responsibility in research.

research interests

  • Processes of Subjectivation and Valuation in Research Cultures
  • Change of cultures and practices of knowledge production in their social contexts (especially at public research institutions), eg. in relation to the commercialization of research, the realization of social responsibility in research
  • inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation in the context of "Responsible Research and Innovation - RRI"
  • interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching formats (master and PhD levels) in the context of "Responsible Research and Innovation - RRI"
  • Innovation policy and innovation concepts 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 (with Maximilian Fochler)

Responsible Robotics. How to reflect on and consider societal concerns in robotics research (in collaboration with Marjo Rauhala and the DK "Trust Robots" at the Vienna University of Technology)

Completed research projects

As a research assistant at the Center for Higher Education (zhb) of TU Dortmund (2014-2016), she is working on the project "University-industry collaboration in high-tech fields" with a special focus on Germany. The central research question of how researchers move in new governance arrangements (e.g., new IPR legislation, university regulations) to commercialize research is at the interface of science research and academic research.

During her time at the Austrian Institute for International Politics (oiip) in Vienna (2012-14) she had the opportunity to meet with representatives of various stakeholders (bmwfw, bmvit, FWF, FFG, etc.) within the framework of the Task Force of the Austrian Federal Government on the Internationalization of Science and research policy. As head of the research focus "Internationalization of Science, Research and Innovation Policy", she was particularly interested in international comparisons of innovation policy and innovation concepts in Europe, China and India.

In her dissertation, she outlined how young researchers in the life sciences (PhDs, postdocs) deal with various forms of insecurity and precariousness. She has combined conceptual approaches from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Labor Studies to open up new perspectives on the transformation of scientific working cultures. The basis for the work was the participation in research projects to change scientific research cultures - the FP6 project KNOWING ("Knowledge, Institutions and Gender: An East-West Comparative Study") and the project GOLDII ("Rethinking the life sciences as culture and practice" ) And a öaw DOC scholarship ("Uncertain Research Landscapes").