Social Studies of Technology
Since September 2014 I am postdoctoral researcher in the Information Management Group in the Faculty of Mathematics/Informatics at Bremen University. My post-doc research project is entitled: Open government data practices: the example of civic hacking. From December 2013 to August 2014 I worked as a research associate at the “Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation” at Lancaster University.
In 2013 I completed my PhD in „Organisation, Work and Technology” at Lancaster University Management School with a thesis entitled “Performances of Associations: Sociomaterial orderings and configurations of a European eGovernment ‘community of practice’”. Prior to my PhD studies I earned degrees in MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster University, 2007); MA Philosophy (Hamburg University, 2008) and BSc Informatics (Hamburg University, 2005). I have worked as a research fellow in public sector consulting and participated in a number of European eGovernment projects. In 2008 I completed a five-months traineeship with the European Commission DG Information Society and Media related to research in data infrastructures. Since June 2009 I serve as an independent expert to the European Commission within the areas eInfrastructures and Digital Science.
Public sector transformation and innovation; Organising, knowing and learning in large-scale, technology-mediated communities; Big data and data infrastructures in virtual research communities