Chair for Sociology of Technology

The chair for Sociology of Technology is home of the Science & Technology Studies Group at ENS. The group’s research focuses on three larger areas: Infrastructuring Digital Europe, Co-Creation und Critical Prototyping and Digital and Inventive Methods.

This includes the questions of how to build digital infrastructures based on public value, organize software engineering as a responsible social practice, as well as how to integrate arts and critical design in order to change the way digital technologies are developed and understood. Based on a strong background in Sociology and Cultural Studies, the team engages in inter- and transdisciplinary projects with partners from Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Political Science, Philosophy and History, as well as actors from politics, civil society and the arts.


Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth

Professor for Sociology of Technology

Prof. Aristotle Tympas

Visiting Professor (University of Athens)

Dr. Silvan Pollozek

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Jasper van der Kist

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Filip Bialy

Postdoctoral Researcher

Peter Kahlert

PhD Researcher

Suzette Kahlert

PhD Researcher

Benedict Lang

PhD Researcher

Valerie Ulrike Rhein

PhD Researcher

Maryam Tatari

PhD Researcher

Analena Bachmann

Student Assistant

Faisal Khwaileh

Student Assistant

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Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
69-100 Slubice, Poland
Room CP 100

Postal address:

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