Ongoing Doctoral and Master Theses

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

Doctoral Theses (Supervisor: Ulrike Felt)


AKYÜZ, Kaya: Genopolitics: The Dynamics in Trying to Make a New Research Field

BOMM, Laura: Rethinking plastics: Citizen’s perception and sense making of plastics in contemporary Austrian society

BORN, Dorothea: Imag(in)ing Nature in Climate Change - Nature Conceptions in Visualisations of Climate Change in Popular Science Magazines - a Comparison between Germany and the USA <abstract>

EN, Boka: Means for changing the world? Queer_feminist academics, activists, and knowing/acting

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

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

JUST, Paul: Parkinson's disease put on trial: governing regenerative medicine

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

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

PICHELSTORFER, Anna: Experts in the making - practices of performing and attributing expertise in biomedical debates in Austria

RAE, Robin: How some inches matter: (re-)negotiating subjectivities and wheel size in mountain biking <abstract>

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

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

SEPEHR, Pouya: Seeing and Knowing the City like an Algorithm

SIMUKOVIC, Elena: Of hopes, villains and Trojan horses - Open Access academic publishing and its battlefields

STERRER, Stefanie: Doing and Valuing Research at Universities of Applied Sciences

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

Master Theses



ACKERL, Clemens: Manifestation(s) of expectation(s)? How Aspern's 'pilot' Smart Factory manifests and materializes expectations of the 'contested future of production' and the 'contested future of the working society' (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

BAI, Henan: The Politics and Economics of Do-It-Yourself Biology Movement: A Case Study of Open Biolab Graz (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

BIESZCZAD, Sarah Rose: Bee-coming Citizen Scientists: How beekeepers construct their role(s) in the INSIGNIA project. (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

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

DE SOUZA, Cylene: Biomedicalization of aging and end of life scenarios: How doctors navigate through the Brazilian health setting (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

DOPONA, Valentina: How do researchers describe Facebook as political and as epistemic object? (Supervisor: U. Felt)

ELTEM, Mehmet Irfan: Governing Technologies: Blockchain Technology (Supervisor: I. Metzler)

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

ENGELHART, Jasmin: Of Forms and minced Lard: Making Drugs safe between regulatory Practice and public Space (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

HENNEBACH, Marilen: Relating Art and Science: Arts-Based Research Practice and Education (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

HOFFMANN, Markus: Students' perspectives of rankings and the meaning of universities in Japan (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

HUBER, Sophie Marie: Narrative as Politics. Sociotechnical Visions in Transhumanist Constitutions and Party Programs. (Supervisor: I. Metzler)

HURME, Milla Emilia: Whose Goods, Whose Science? A Case Study of Narratives in Austrian Stem Cell Research (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

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


KREMER, Alexandre Edouard: Bionics - Following the Footsteps of a Sociotechnical Vanguard. Case Study: Hugh Herr (Supervior: M. Fochler)

LIN, Meihsin: Sociotechnical imaginary in the making: Kapsch's vanguard vision in future mobility (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

MATSUYAMA, Naoki: Sound Publics: Imaginations of the public inscribed in a Japanese public loudspeaker system (Supervisor: U. Felt)

MAZORRA SANDOVAL, Angela Liseth: Passive Houses, Passive Householders? How end-users of Passive Houses in Vienna experience the new standard in their domestic lives. (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

MORT, Harrie: How does Bristol City Council imagine Bristol(ians) as a 'sustainable' sociotechnical system? (Supervisor: U. Felt)

MYKHAILYSHYNA, Mariana: Imaginaries about Participants of the Public Engagement with Science Events and their Inscription in the Event´s Organisation (Supervisor: U. Felt)

NOWAK, Veronia: Spacesuits for Mars. The Austrian Space Forum and its spacesuit Program. (Supervisor: N. Witjes)

OCHIA, Oana: Do Cemeteries Have a Future? Sustainability, Obduracy and Urban Sociotechnical Change in the Viennese Central Cemetery (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

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

PAPADAKI ANASTASOPOULOUS, Artemis Anna: Plastic Matters: Material Politics of Plastics in the Environment Agency Austria (Supervisor: U. Felt)

PRENDL, Angela: Research at Home? Social Scientists and their Understanding and Use of the Internet as a Site of Research (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

RASZ, Stefan: Imagining a Mind: How Visionaries Craft the Future of Intelligence (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

RATASIEWICZ, Katarzyna Helena: Vinyl is not what it used to be: User Perspective on Innovating Technostalgic Artifact (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

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)

SCHMIDT, Hugh: The Good Scientist? How evangelical biologists construct the relationship between faith and science (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

SCHNEIDER, Walter: How are science communication formats in schools perceived by families of different social groups? (Supervisor: M. Fochler)

SIDIROPOULOS, Viktor: Models of Social Innovation in Practice: Focusing on the Promotion of Social Impact and the Fostering of Social Entrepreneurship in Impact Hub Vienna (Supervisor: L. Sigl)

STUBNA, Phillip: Students' Perception of the City of Vienna, through the Use of the Subway Network: A Case Study of Students Living in Dormitories in Seestadt (Supervisor: E. Aarden)

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

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)