Short Biography:

Born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, I received my doctorate in philosophy in 2004 from Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD). I completed my undergraduate studies ("magister" degree) in philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology at J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, and my doctoral studies at the Darmstadt-based post-graduate school "Technisierung und Gesellschaft" (Technology and Society). Supervisors were Wolfgang Detel and Alfred Nordmann, respectively.

I was a visiting fellow at the Science Studies Unit with David Bloor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 2001. For the 2003/2004 academic year, I was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz, Austria, where I worked on a project on the history of the Darwinan theory of evolution (whose results were published in 2015 at last).

After part-time lectureships at my former universities, I moved back to Graz in late 2005 in order to form the ICT research unit at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (an applied social research institute), together with Matthias Werner, Oana Mitrea and Gerd Schienstock.

In early 2009, I assumed an Assistant Professorship (fixed term) at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Klagenfurt, supplemented with a lectureship at the Department of Philosophy.

From October, 2013 through December, 2015, I was FWF Erwin Schrödinger-Fellow at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), TU München, Germany, on invitation by Klaus Mainzer. After my FWF-funded return phase at AAU, I returned to MCTS as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer.

In addition to my research and teaching, I co-organised a number of workshops and symposia, the most recent of which was the ALWS Symposium 2012, "Ethics – Society – Politics", with Martin Weiß. I also translated Ruth Millikan's 2004 book "Varieties of Meaning", plus some of her essays, into German (for Suhrkamp).