Carsten Horn, MA

Researcher (prae doc)



Carsten Horn has joined the STS Department as a student in 2020 and has worked as a researcher since February 2021. Currently, he is working to prepare the Innovation Residues (INNORES) project that he will join in April 2023.
Carsten has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences from the University of Siegen in 2020. Fascinated by the STS perspectives he encountered during his studies, he moved on to study in the Master’s Program “Science, Technology, Society” at the Department. He obtained his Master’s Degree in 2022. In his Master’s Thesis, Carsten has investigated the challenges digital health apps in Germany pose for regulatory frameworks and agencies.
During his time at the University of Siegen, Carsten has worked both as a teaching assistant at the Chair for Sociology and Workplace Studies (Prof. Dr. Jörg Potthast) and as a research assistant in the project on the sociology of relationships and marriage (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludwig-Mayerhofer). In early 2021, he joined the research project ICU4Covid  at the Department where he continued to work as a researcher until December 2022. In April 2023, Carsten joined the INNORES project and investigates the residues of the global data economy.
Carsten’s research interests are located at the intersections of STS, sociology and philosophy. They encompass the materiality and (ontological) politics of (data) infrastructures, digital transformations and their societal impact, the repair, maintenance and discard studies, the democratization of innovation and the philosophical roots of STS.