Department of Science and Technology Studies

Science, technology and innovation shape life in modern societies in countless ways. Some of these are perceived as positive, others are deeply controversial. In turn, policy, corporations, the media and other societal actors influence how knowledge and technologies are produced. Science and technology studies analyzes these interactions, and aims to foster critical and reflexive debates on the relations of science, technology and society.

 News & Events

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Have you already read the new article written by Sarah Davies? It's part of a special issue on 'Re-examining Science Communication'.


That's the question Ulrike Felt and Sarah Davies will discuss at the Public Communication of Science and Technology conference.


Several department members are presenting their research at international conferences this week!


New blog post: Sarah Davies and Andrea Schikowitz are reflecting on the enactment of researchers' identity across different institutional settings.


We started a new project (contract funding by the City of Vienna, MA7):

The City as Knowing Space (Die Stadt als Wissensraum)

04.05.2021 07:49

Don't miss out! Katja Mayer, Senior Postdoc in the STS Department, is moderating the Netzpolitischer Abend (in German) online on 6th May 2021.

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 New Publications

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Passoth J-H, Bowker GC, Klimburg-Witjes N, Van Mannen G-J. Hacking Satellites. In Sensing In/Security: Sensors as Transnational Security Infrastructures. Manchester: Mattering Press. 2021. p. 399-409

Klimburg-Witjes N, (ed.), Pöchhacker N, (ed.), Bowker GC, (ed.). Sensing In/Security: Sensors as Transnational Security Infrastructures. 1 ed. Manchester: Mattering Press, 2021.

Mora-Gámez F. Thinking beyond the ‘imposter’: gatecrashing un/welcoming borders of containment. In Woolgar S, Moats D, Vogel E, Helgesson CF, editors, The imposter as social theory: thinking with gatecrashers, cheats, and charlatans. Bristol University Press. 2021. p. 293-315

Matthews KRW, Iltis AS, Marquez NG, Wagner DS, Robert JS, de Melo-Martín I et al. Rethinking Human Embryo Research Policies. Hastings Center Report. 2021 Feb;51(1):47-51.

Schikowitz A. Being a ‘Good Researcher’ in Transdisciplinary Research: Choreographies of Identity Work Beyond Community. In Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. 2021. p. 225-245. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31).

Albert A, Mayer K, Bálint B, Butkevičienė E, Perelló J. Citizen Social Science: New and Established Approaches to Participation in Social Research. In The Science of Citizen Science. 2021

Wentland A, Klimburg-Witjes N. „Die Benutzer sind das Problem, nicht das System“ – Verantwortung, Vertrauen und Vulnerabilität in IT-Sicherheitsdiskursen. In Braun K, Kropp C, editors, In digitaler Gesellschaft: Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern. 1 ed. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 2021. (Politik in der Digitalen Gesellschaft).

Schikowitz A, Maasen S. Integrative Forschung. In Schmohl T, Phillip T, editors, Handbuch transdisziplinäre Didaktik. Bielefeld: transkript. 2021. p. 151-162

Davies S. Performing Science in Public: Science Communication and Scientific Identity. In Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences. 2021. p. 207-223. (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, Vol. 31).

Davies S, Horst M. Science Communication as Culture: A Framework for Analysis. In Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology. London: Routledge. 2021. p. 182-197

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