Ruth Falkenberg BSc., MA.

Researcher
(predoc)
Valuing, Being, Knowing

Tel: +43-1-4277-26103
eMail: ruth.falkenberg@univie.ac.at

Biography

Ruth Falkenberg is a PhD student and research assistant at the Research Platform "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice", working in the project “Valuing, Being and Knowing in Research Practices”. In the project, Maximilian Fochler, Lisa Sigl, and Ruth Falkenberg closely collaborate with three research groups from the crop and soil sciences to explore how valuation practices and processes of subjectification are entangled with strategic decisions in the researchers’ work.

In her PhD project Ruth thus pursues her broader interest in cultures of knowledge production and valuation practices in academia. In particular, she is interested in notions of ‘innovativeness’ as a particular way of ascribing worth to research and what kinds of research come to be understood as innovative in the current scientific system. Her dissertation moreover explores how the currently predominating orientation towards novel, cutting-edge, and innovative research relates to and is intertwined with the aim of producing knowledge that makes meaningful contributions to current socio-environmental problems.

Ruth has completed the master programme Science, Technology, and Society at the university of Vienna in June 2019. In her master thesis she has dealt with valuations in medical yoga research. In doing so, she has focused on the situated valuations that researchers perform in negotiating the encounter between yoga and biomedicine theoretically and methodologically, as well as on how these concrete valuations are influenced by broader institutional, structural, and discursive regimes of valuation.

Activities

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(How) does governance matter?

Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
(How) does governance matter?
Seminar/Workshop, Participation in ...
..2021 - ..2021

Big Problems, Small Experiments? How Researchers Deal with Complexities in Research Practices in Environmental Sciences

Lisa Sigl , Maximilian Fochler , Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
4S / EASST 2020
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
20.8.2020 - 20.8.2020

Panel: The tacit governance of decision-making in knowledge production

Lisa Sigl , Maximilian Fochler , Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
Panel: The tacit governance of decision-making in knowledge production
Other, Organisation of ...
20.8.2020 - 20.8.2020

Is innovative research good research? How innovation demands are perceived and put into practice by researchers

Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
4S / EASST 2020
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
18.8.2020 - 18.8.2020

Panel: 'What is the worth of a Nature-paper when the climate is in crisis?’

Franssen Thomas , Kristin Asdal , Maximilian Fochler , Sarah De Rijcke , Lisa Sigl , Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
Panel: 'What is the worth of a Nature-paper when the climate is in crisis?’
Other, Organisation of ...
18.8.2020 - 18.8.2020

Enacting (de)growth in research practices

Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
Degrowth Vienna
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
..2020 - ..2020

Workshop: Research for Socio-Ecological Transformations

Ruth Ingeborg Falkenberg
Workshop: Research for Socio-Ecological Transformations
Seminar/Workshop, Organisation of ...
..2020 - ..2020

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