Ongoing Doctoral and Master Theses

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

Doctoral Theses

Master Theses

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


EDERER, Nora: Insects as Infrastructures: How Viennese vegetable gardeners know and value biological pest management (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


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


GÜL, Elif: Masculinity and Contraception (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)


HAFEZ, Xenia: Practices of demand in converging infrastructures (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


HOLMER, Constantin: The 'glacier marriage project'. The (re-)imagination of the future(s) of ski tourism in the Ötztal & Pitztal valleys in Tyrol, Austria (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


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


LEHFELDT, Luise: Pursuing a Social Mission as a Market Based Business: An Investigation of a Green Tech Startup (Supervisor: S. Davies)


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)


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)


RABÉ, Celine: The portrayal of forensic DNA-analysis in Austrian news media (Supervisor: S. Davies)


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)


STILL, Laura: Knowledge Cultures of Former Austrian Conspiracy Theorists (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


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)


WINKLER, Antonia: Datafying Relations/Relationalising Data: Rethinking collaboration in the context of the CERN open data portal (Supervisor: U. Felt)


WINKLER, Florian: (E)valuation regimes and postcolonialism in the case of the solar geoengineering project SCoPex (Supervisor: M. Fochler)


WYNANDS, Harry: Science on Trial: Negotiationg the Boundaries of CDC Expertixe during Covid-19 (Supervisor: S. Davies)


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)