Ongoing Doctoral and Master Theses

For completed doctoral and master theses see the department's list of publications.

Doctoral Theses

 

AKYÜZ, Kaya: Genopolitics: The Dynamics in Trying to Make a New Research Field (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


BAYER, Florian: Indicators and metrics in the Social Sciences and Humanities: A case study on neoliberal transformations within an Austrian university (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


BOMM, Laura: Rethinking plastics: Citizen’s perception and sense making of plastics in contemporary Austrian society (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


EN, Boka: Means for changing the world? Queer_feminist academics, activists, and knowing/acting (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


FALKENBERG, Ruth: Relevant Research?! How researchers negotiate relevance to socio-environmental challenges within their epistemic living spaces (Supervisor: Maximilian Fochler)


FRANTZ, Florentine: Living with the Ideals of Good Scientific Practice: Necessary Fictions, Distributed Responsibility and Reflexive Care in Contemporary Life Sciences (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


GAHBAUER, Susanne: Visual (Re)presentations of 'trans*' persons during hormonal treatment: doing and undoing the category of 'trans*' in biomedicine (and beyond) (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


JUST, Paul: Parkinson's disease put on trial: governing regenerative medicine (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


MOBACH, Kamiel: What is European about the ‘European Organization for Nuclear Research’?: The Iterative Enactments of Self and Other Through Infrastructures (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


OECHSNER, Susanne: Imagining future users. Local practices of co-producing Ambient Assisted Living technologies, embodied users and a well-aging society (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


PAPADAKI ANASTASOPOULOUS, Artemis: (Re)assembling single-use plastics on different scales: In the EU, Greece and the Municipality of Sikinos (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


PHAM, Bao-Chau: Governing Artificial Intelligence: European Imaginaries (Supervisor: Sarah Davies)


PICHELSTORFER, Anna: Experts in the making - practices of performing and attributing expertise in biomedical debates in Austria (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


POSPISIL, Bettina: Voice recognition systems in private households: The user behaviour of the Austrian citizens between technology-hype and security-concerns (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


RAE, Robin: How some inches matter: (re-)negotiating subjectivities and wheel size in mountain biking (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


SCHUH, Daniela: Re-framing citizenship in bioconstitutional futures. The case of transnational surrogacy in France and Germany (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


SCHERIAU, Michaela: How does (bio)ethics transform epistemological and medical practices? The role of expert associations in governing futures of human reproduction (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


SEPEHR, Pouya: Seeing and Knowing the City like an Algorithm (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


SIMUKOVIC, Elena: Of hopes, villains and Trojan horses - Open Access academic publishing and its battlefields (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


STERRER, Stefanie: Doing and Valuing Research at Universities of Applied Sciences (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


TRAUTTMANSDORFF-WEINSBERG, Paul: European (Technological) Borders of the Future? The Digital Imperative in European Border Management (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


ULMER, Vera: Authorship Practices in the Making. On (E)Valuations, Responsibility and Care in Academic Publishing (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


VARGOLSKAIA, Virginia: Between Visions And Practices. An Ethnography Of Digitalization In Environmental Research (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


WARDEMANN, Rasmus Kvaal: Making research FAIR? Between policy imaginaries and research practices (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)

 

 

Master Theses

 

AARTSE, Eva: Architecture as an Agent of Future Making. Envisions by Precht architects on sustainability in future cities (Supervisor: A. Schikowitz)


BAAH, Rita: "The System is Down". Narratives of Doctors and Nurses in a Hospital in Ghana Using the "Novel" Electronic Healh Record System (Supervisor: U. Felt)


BAI, Henan: The politics and economics of Do-It-Yourself biology movement: A case study of Open Biolab Graz (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


BORNSCHLEGL, Sebastian: Re-assembling mobility towards automatic public transport (supervisor: U. Felt)


CHANG, Tzu-Min: 3D Food Printing: Novel Food Technology Configured by Developers (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


CUDLIK, Marc: Infested Code: The remediaton of software bugs through Coordinated Vunerability Disclosure (CVD) (Supervisor: S. Davies)


EN, Boka: <3? Relationship Ideologies in Social Research (Supervisor: U. Felt)


GUSENBAUER, Kathrin Helga: Sophia - Citizen, Public Speaker, and Humanoid Robot. Envisaging human-machine relations (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


HÄMÄLÄINEN, Hanna-Kaisa: The implied visitor in an Al exhibition - studying inclusivity of science communication in a museum space (Supervisor: S. Davies)


HAIDEN, Sofie Anna: "It all comes down to Soil.Life!" Exploring valuation practices of Autrian farmers aiming at developing climate-adapted and sustainable agriculture (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


HLAVAC, Mario: Fighting for Closure. The Rose-Sheldrake Controversy (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


JENKINS, Barry: Put to Sleep: The Construction of Consent in Canine Euthanasia (Supervisor: U. Felt)


KOSTADINOVA, Roberta: A New Sense of Identity: The (digital) influence beyond regional borders (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


KRONBERGER, Sofie: Law & Order: Machine Learning. Encountering Evidence within the Fields of Law Enforcement and Machine Learning (Supervisor: K. Mayer) 


LINDNER, Luca: Drugs, Knowledge, and User Identities. Investigating the ramifications of drug checking as a harm reduction measure as offered by Drogenarbeit Z6, Innsbruck (Supervisor: U. Felt)


MAKAI-BÖLÖNI, Péter: Hungary's Integration in the European 'Space’. Hungarian Integration Reflected in European Space Programs (Supervisor: N. Klimburg-Witjes)


MANDZHIEVA, Renata: Creating Better Spaces: Public Participation in Urban Research and Planning in the Context of a Smart City Project (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


NOWAK, Veronika: Spacesuits for Mars. The Austrian Space Forum and its spacesuit program (Supervisor: N. Klimburg-Witjes)


OSIPOVA, Ekaterina: Ambiguous Singular, Tangible Multiples: Trans People´s Enactments of PCOS (Care) (Supervisor: U. Felt)


PANTELIADIS, Anastasios: Translating Innovation: Innovation as a differentiating and coordinating concept for/of practices within the Austiran Institute of Technolgy (AIT) (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


PERLAKI, Eszter: Caring for Digital Contact Tracing: The case of the Austrian STOPP Corona App and data rights activism (Supervisor: S. Davies)


PETRUTIU, Andra Sonia: Postcolonial Science Studies and the Anthropocene: Lessons to be Learned for Climate Modelling in India and Beyond (Supervisor: E. Aarden)


PIETERS, Patrick: How police officers in Amsterdam make sense of the drawbacks, limitations, and potentialities of the 'Crime Anticipation System' predictive policing model (Supervisor: N. Klimburg-Witjes)


REDING, Steve: From Institutional Change Management to Epistemic Change in the Humanities? The Case of Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna (Supervisor: L. Sigl)


SIMKUTE, Neringa: Stabilising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through global surveillance and standardisation. The case of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Surveillance System (GLASS) (Supervisor: Chr. Haddad)


TAXENBACHER, Magdalena: "Governing Trolls". The sociotechnical imaginaries of the internet in the face of governing disinformation (Supervisor: N. Klimburg-Witjes)


TOPCU, Ilknur: Visualization of Future in Nano Fiction. Futuristic Imaginaries and Co-construction of Science and Society Relation in Blockbuster Movies (Supervisor: U. Felt)


VANDER HOEVEN, Julia: Caring for Healthcare. Imagining and creating practices of care through developing digital health infrastructures (Supervisor: U. Felt)


VEDUTA, Anna: Human Cost of Military Innovations: To know or better not to? (Supervisor: N. Klimburg-Witjes)


WOLKENSTEIN, Maresa Barbara: Does a conception of public influence how science journalists do their work? An ethnographic study of how science content is produced in Austrian daily newspapers. (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


ZINGERLE, Simon: Producing Compliant Publics: The performative display of public participation in an informational film by the German Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (Supervisor: U. Felt)