Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD Candidate 

Since 04/2012

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ▪ Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Working title: "Googling science: Retrieving controversial scientific knowledge in the age of web search technology"

Diploma in Sociology 

(equivalent to M.A.; granted 2009)

Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany    
    

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

01-06/2007

Linköping University ▪ Linköping, Sweden

  • Specialization: Scandinavian Culture

High School Graduation Certificate

(“Abitur”, granted 2000)
Städtisches Gymnasium ▪ Gütersloh, Germany

 


 

Research Interests 

Science and Technology Studies

Sociology of Knowledge

Information and communications technology (esp. search engines, Web 2.0)

Technology Assessment

Qualitative methods

 



Work experience

02/2011 - 03/2012

Researcher

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ▪ Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Co-authoring the book "Cyberscience 2.0. Research in the Age of Digital Social Networks" with Michael Nentwich, published at Campus (Frankfurt/New York)

 

09/2008 - 06/2009 | 12/2009 - 01/2011

Researcher/Research Assistant 

Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)

Austrian Academy of Sciences ▪ Vienna, Austria

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

 

04/2008 - 07/2008        

Intern

Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA)

Austrian Academy of Sciences ▪ Vienna, Austria

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

 

01/2008 - 03/2008

Intern

Zebralog ▪ Berlin/Bielefeld, Germany

  • Online moderation of the participatory budget for the city of Bergheim, Germany
  • Assisting for a project report

11/2007             

Assistant

Zebralog ▪ Berlin/Bielefeld, Germany

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


09/2006 - 11/2006                   

Student Research Assistant

Institute for Science and Technology Studies

Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany  


03/2003 - 04/2005

Interviewer

TNS Emnid ▪ Bielefeld, Germany 

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

 


 

Membership and reviewing activities

Wikipedia Academy: Research and Free Knowledge

Konferenz ▪ 29.06.-01.07.2012 ▪ Berlin

  • Reviewer of the Academic Program Committee

Netzwerk TA (NTA)
Network of the German-speaking Technology Assessment community
  • Member of the working group “Wikipedia”, aiming at quality improvement of Wikipedia-content related to the field of Technology Assessment

Gruppe Internetforschung

Interdisciplinary Internet Research Group at the University of Vienna
  • Member since 2009
  • involved in regular meetings, organizing and holding lectures etc.


 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ETC.

Winter semester 2007/2008                

Mentor for exchange students 
Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany 
   

10/2007 - 01/2008

Student consultant
Pilotfisch ▪ Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany 

2003 - 2005

Establishing and leading the students´ group “Soz-Café” 
Bielefeld University ▪ Bielefeld, Germany 

2000 - 2001

Civil servant, personal assistant for a handicapped child
Verein für Körper- und Mehrfachbehinderte e.V. ▪ Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany