CV

Education

PhD candidate (since 04/2012)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  (funding organization) ▪ Karlsruhe, Germany
University of Stuttgart ▪ Stuttgart, Germany

  • Working title: “Googling science: Retrieving controversial scientific knowledge in the age of web search technology” (More information)
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dolata, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart
  • Secondary supervisor: Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Michael Nentwich, Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Scholarship for stay abroad (08/2012 – 01-2013)
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) ▪ Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Digital Methods Summer School Training Certificate (06-07/2012)
University of Amsterdam (More information)

  • Practical and methodological training for various tools of the Digital Methods Initiative

Diploma in Sociology (equivalent to M.A.; granted 2009)
Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany

  • Academic excellence: 1.6 (best score 1.0 of 4.0)
  • Specialization: Sociology of Science and Technology, Media Sociology
  • Minor: Political Science
  • Advanced course in qualitative methods

Scholarship as research student (06/2005 – 03/2006)
Institute for Science and Technology Studies
Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany

  • Focus: Expertise in participatory procedures

Semester abroad (Erasmus program, 01/2007 – 06/2007)
Linköpings Universitet ▪ Linköping, Sweden

  • Specialization: Scandinavian Culture

High School Graduation Certificate (“Abitur”, granted 2000)
Städtisches Gymnasium ▪ Gütersloh, Germany

Research experience 

Since 03/2015 | 02/2011 – 03/2012
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe, Germany
Researcher

  • Researcher for the project “Assessing Big Data”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Co-coordinator for a proposal for a German internet institute
  • Scientific Technology Options Assessment (STOA) for the European Parliament, project on “Potential and Impacts of Cloud Computing and Social Network Sites in Europe”
  • PhD spokesman (01/2014 – 12/2014)

11-12/2015
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
 ▪ New York City, USA
Visiting scholar

  • Networking, conducting interviews
  • Attending the Privacy Research Group meetings
  • Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Helen Nissenbaum

08/2012 – 01-2013
Institute of Network Cultures (INC)
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences ▪ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Visiting scholar

09/2008 – 06/2009 | 12/2009 – 01/2011
Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)
Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna, Austria
Researcher/research assistant

  • Carrying out reports on emerging platforms of scholarly communication for the project “Interactive Science” (funded by Volkswagen Foundation; see publications)
  • Development of a research proposal

04/2008 – 07/2008
Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)
Austrian Academy of Sciences  Vienna, Austria
Intern

  • Qualitative Content Analysis (partly with MAXQDA)
  • Translation (English-German)
  • Literature research

01/2008 – 03/2008
Zebralog Berlin/Bielefeld, Germany
Intern

11/2007
Zebralog  Berlin/Bielefeld, Germany
Research assistant

  • Qualitative content analysis (with MAXQDA) of an online participation forum regarding alternative uses of the decommissioned Berlin Tempelhof Airport

09/2006 – 11/2006
Institute for Science and Technology Studies
Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany
Student research assistant

  • Internet research for the project “The Teaching of Technology Assessment (TA). A Study on TA-relevant issues offered at German-speaking Universities”

03/2003 – 04/2005
TNS Emnid ▪ Bielefeld, Germany
Interviewer 

  • Conducting Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) for various studies in market and opinion research

Teaching experience

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  Karlsruhe, Germany (12.06.2015)
Guest seminar (in German): „Wissen@Google: Wie Suchmaschinen unsere Welt konstruieren“

  • Lecture and exercises on the functionality and societal impact of Google Web Search

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne, Switzerland (13.01.2015)
Workshop (in German): “Alles Google und frei?“

  • Teaching academic staff about the functionality and impact of Google Web Search and Google Scholar in the academic realm

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe, Germany (23.06.2014)
Guest seminar (in German): „Wissen@Google: Wie Suchmaschinen unsere Welt konstruieren“

  • Lecture and group work on the functionality and societal impact of Google Web Search

Event (co-)organization

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