Everts Mykytyn, Courtney | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2002/2003


Courtney Everts Mykytyn was Fellow at IAS-STS in May and June 2003. Mykytyn completed her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the autumn of 1998 she began working toward her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of Southern California. She focuses on medicine, aging and science and her dissertation, entitled “Executing Aging: An Ethnography of Anti-Aging Medicine” examines the anti-aging medicine movement in the United States.

Kasza, Gyula | Hungary

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005


Gyula Kasza was a doctoral candidate in the Department of Food Economics, at the University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Faculty of Food Science, Budapest. He is going to be an IAS-STS Fellow from October 2004-June 2005 and will be funded for this period by the Ernst Mach Grant provided by the Austrian State.

Kozák, Imre Olivér | Hungary

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2003/2004


Born in 1977, Imre Olivér Kozák studied Chemical Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) from 1995-2001 and gained an MSc with honours in bioengineering (biological process engineering). He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Innovation Management and History of Technology at BUTE, studying the design process of environmental limit values.

Naumann, Matthias | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009


Matthias Naumann is a doctoral candidate at the Geography department at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He received a Diploma in Geography at Humboldt-University in Berlin. His research focuses on the transition of technical infrastructure systems, mainly water supply and wastewater disposal, and regional development in East Germany. He is completing his doctoral thesis on the impact of demographic change on water infrastructures in peripheral rural regions.

Amir, Sulfikar | Singapore

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009

Sulfikar Amir is an assistant professor at the Division of Sociology Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He completed a doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he wrote a dissertation on technological nationalism in the New Order Indonesia. He has taught STS courses in Rensselaer and in Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia before joining NTU.

Anderson, Dennis | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2004/2005


Professor Dennis Anderson is associate dean of Pace University's School of Computer Science and Information Systems and director of the university's Center for Advanced Media (CAM), which conducts research, education and training in the area of multimedia technologies. The center's work focuses on e-business, web development and web design and spans the spectrum from art to high technology. The center partners with companies in greater New York. He also directs the Laboratory for Undergraduate Research and Collaborative Computing (URC).

Anguelova, Radostina | Bulgaria

Fellow at IAS-STS: 1999/2000


Studied Pedagogy and PhD programme on Psychology at the Sofia University. Specialisations on cognitive psychology, consultative psychology and solution oriented therapy. Work experience as pedagogue-psychologist at the prison.

Since1991 ass. prof. and lecturer at the Department of Psychology at SW University in Blagoevgrad and NB University at Sofia on topics of experimental psychology and decision-making. From February to November 2000 she was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Graz.

Balka, Ellen | Canada

Fellow at IAS-STS 2000/2001

In May 2003 Ellen Balka was Guest Lecturerer at IAS-STS.


Projekt at IAS-STS: Women Users: Re-Gendering Technology

In 1995 I began a study titled "Skill, Gender, and User Involvement in the Design Process: A Comparative Study of Participatory Design and Ergonomics."

The project had the following general objectives:

Barben, Daniel | Switzerland

Fellow at IAS-STS: 1999/2000

Academic education in the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Political Science and Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin (Dipl.-Soz./Diploma-Sociology, 1989); doctoral degree from the University of Potsdam, Economic and Social Sciences De-partment (Dr. rer. pol., 1995).

Research and teaching activities at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), the Technical University Berlin, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Bielefeld.

Bauer, Susanne | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005


Susanne Bauer, environmental scientist and epidemiologist, will be a Fellow at IAS-STS from October 2004 to June 2005, funded by an Ernst Mach grant. She studied environmental science and engineering (TU Berlin, Mechnikov University Odessa (Ukraine)) and received her PhD in Public Health from the University of Bielefeld. Her research interests include environmental epidemiology, (radiation) risk assessment, history of epidemiology and biomedicine, science and technology studies.

Bauknecht, Dierk | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006


Dierk Bauknecht, born 1971. He graduated in political science at the Free University of Berlin and holds an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU at the University of Sussex, UK. His studies in the UK were sponsored by the British Foreign Office. Before joining the Oeko-Institut, he was market analyst with a UK based power market consultancy, providing electricity wholesale price and generation models for Europe’s liberalising electricity markets.

Berger, Gerald | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS 2000/2001

Gerald Berger was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1972. He studied political science and communication studies at the University of Salzburg (1991-98), and then worked as a project researcher at the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) in Vienna on a nation-wide survey study of environmental mediation in Austria. From 1998 to 1999 he studied at Cardiff University, UK for an MSc in sustainability, planning and environmental policy.

Bunting, Andrea | Australia

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005

Andrea Bunting is lecturer at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong, 2003.
Master of Science (Science in Society), Uni. of Melbourne, 1997.
Graduate Diploma of Education, SACAE, 1992.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1981.


Coutard, Olivier | France

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006


Olivier Coutard, PhD, researcher, born 1965, holds a full time research position with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) with Latts, a multi-disciplinary social science group based in Marne-la-Vallée (Paris, France). He is a civil engineer (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, F., 1988) and holds a MSc in Transport Sociology and Economics and a PhD in Economics (1994).

Dahmen, Jennifer | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2016/2017

Jennifer Dahmen holds a social science degree, specialised in feminist science and technology studies. She was senior researcher at the University of Wuppertal at the Department of Social and Educational Sciences, the Department of Educational Science and the Centre for Continuing Education, and has long-time experience in managing third-party funded research projects and researching gender (in)equalities in academia:

Dolata, Ulrich | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2000/2001

Ulrich Dolata studied economics (1980-1985) and received a doctorate in economics and social sciences (1992) at the University of Bremen.

Over the years he has worked at the Economics Department of the University of Bremen (1987-1989), the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (1990-1995), the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Technology (IIT), Bremen (1995-1998), the Research Centre Work - Environment - Technology (artec), University of Bremen (since 1998)

Efremenko, Dimitri | Russia

Fellow at IAS-STS 2000/2001

Dmitri Efremenko (Dr. Phil.) was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1967. He studied history at the Lomonossov State University (Moscow), gaining a diploma in 1989, with postgraduate studies at the Institute for Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany).

Eraesaari, Risto | Finland

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2001/2002

Professor, Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki

Earlier positions: Fellow (Academy of Finland), Professor (University of Jyväskylä). Visiting fellow at Manchester University; Queensland University of Technology, Brisabne; Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh; Goldsmith's College, London; University of Britsih Colombia, Vancouver; Copenhagen Business School Library.


Project at IAS-STS: Key Concepts

Franz, Seifert | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS 2001/2002

Studied physical and cultural Anthropology in University Vienna.

Graduation 1993 with an empirical research-project in intercultural behavioural science.
Postgraduate Training in Political Science at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna.

Since 1997 Participation in the research projects: "Biotechnology and the European Public" and "Safety Regulation of Transgenic Crops: Completing the Internal Market?" Both funded by the European Commission.

Galev, Todor | Bulgaria

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2002/2003

Academically educated in the field of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria, he graduated as MA in 2000. Since 2001 he is working on his PhD thesis at the Department 'Sociology of Science and Education', Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Work experience in the field of market research and sociological studies, database processing and statistical analysis of panel data. Academic specialization: Sociology of science and technologies.

Gorokhov, Vitaly | Russia

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2001/2002

Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1947. He studied electronic engineering and philosophy in Moscow and received his doctoral degrees in 1975 and in 1986 at the Institute for Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He founded the Research Group for Philosophy of Technology at this Institute in 1988 and is currently a leading scientist there.

Greif, Hajo | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2003/2004

Born 1968 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Hajo Greif studied philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology at J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, from which he graduated in 1997. His graduate studies and research focused on the philosophy and sociology of science, particularly the biological sciences, as well as on the analytical philosophy of mind and language.

Gross, Christian | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009


Christian Gross is a student at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. He has been studying Environmental System Sciences with the special field of Business Administration since October 2004. In June 2007 he completed the bachelor’s programme and since October 2007 he has been proceeding with the master’s programme of the very same field of study. In October 2007 he also enrolled himself in the bachelor’s programme of Business Administration at the same University.

Hatipoglu, Burcin | Turkey

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2018/19

Burcin Hatipoglu is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In the last ten years Dr. Hatipoglu has been involved in several sustainable tourism development projects and consulted industry organizations. Her research interests include human capital reporting, education for sustainability and organizational sustainability.

Hinterhofer, Marlene | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2001/2002

Marlene Hinterhofer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1977. She is studying environmental system science (Umweltsystemwissenschaften) at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz. Her main subject is chemistry with extended compulsory subjects physics, biology, process engineering and economics. Within the scope of her studies she visited some seminars at the IFZ-Graz and so she got the opportunity to write her interdisciplinary diploma work at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Sience, Technology and Society.

Ihde, Don | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2002/2003

In March 2003 Don Ihde was Guest Lecturer at IAS-STS.  


Project at IAS-STS: Bodies in Technology

Beginning with a sketch of a phenomenology of embodiment, touching on virtual reality, prosthetic extension, and other variations, I will then focus upon the ways in which human embodiment is reflexively implied in instrumentation. Examples will be taken from historical and contemporary science instrumentation.

Ilieva, Adelina | Bulgaria

2002/2003 was Fellow at IAS-STS.

She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She studied at Sofia University Philosophy, Check Language and Pedagogy and graduated at 2000. From 2001 she is a PhD student at the Center for Science Studies and History of Science in Bulgarian Academy of Science. The topic of her dissertation work is Ethics of Modern Science. Theory and Practice. She is interested in science ethics, conduct and misconduct in science, research ethics, bioethics.

Ingram, Mary C. | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005


Mary C. Ingram, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be an IAS-STS Fellow from October 2004-June 2005. She will be funded by an Ernst Mach Grant from the Austrian government.


Project at IAS-STS: Cloning Embryos: A Sociological Analysis of Science, Gender, and Global Markets

Johnson, Ericka | Sweden

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006


Researcher at the Department of Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, Sweden

2004 Ph.D. (Technology and Social Change) Linköping University, Sweden
1999 M.Phil. (Development Studies), Oxford University, Oxford, UK
1995 B.A. (Comparative Religion, Russian), Vassar College, NY, USA

Kepenek, Emek | Turkey

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005

Educational Background:
2001-present: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, PhD/Department of Sociology
1998-2001: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, MA/Interdisciplinary Program of Science and Technology Policy Studies
1993-1998 (February): Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, BS/Department of Sociology

Koay, Pei P. | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006


Pei P. Koay was the Lingnan Foundation Teaching Scholar in 2004-5 in Hong Kong. She completed her doctorate in Science and Technology Studies, tracking in the area of Politics and Policy of Science and Technology, at Virginia Polytechnic University in 2003 and received her M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from the University of Toronto where she focused on the history of modern medicine.

Köszeghy, Balázs | Hungary

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006

Balázs Köszeghy is occupied in the research area new product marketing and sustainable product development. Since 2002 he is regular PhD student at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, PhD School of Engineering Management and Economics, Department of Economic and Business Policy

Further studies:
1996 – 2002 BME, Faculty of Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Design Engineering
2000 – 2001 Dalarna University (Borlänge, Sweden), Rehabilitation Engineering


Mali, Franc | Slovenia

Fellow at IAS-STS 2003/2004

Franc Mali is Associate Professor for Epistemology and Sociology of Science at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. His areas of expertise are: European Research Area and transitional countries, science and technology policy, epistemology of social sciences, social studies of science and technology.

Marcolin, Cristina | Italy

1997: Degree in Political and International Sciences at the University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.

1998: collaboration with co-operatives belonging to the CTM "Cooperazione Terzo Mondo", the Italian organisation working on a "Non Profit Basis" that imports and distributes into the country foodstuffs and handicraft products from the South. My duties concentrated on didactic activities at high schools, on staging exhibitions, and on internal promotion and development of external contacts.

Marshall, Alan | United Kingdom

Fellow at IAS-STS: 1999/2000

Alan Marshall has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology, Environmental Studies and the History of Science from the University of Wolverhampton, England, a Master of Philosophy in Environment and Development from Massey University, New Zealand, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Science, Technology and Society from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

McGowan, Michelle | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2005/2006

Michelle McGowan is a doctoral candidate in Women Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College (USA) in 2000, and her Ph.C. in Women Studies at the University of Washington (USA) in 2004. She holds the National Women’s Studies Association’s (USA) Graduate Student Award for her dissertation research and an Ernst Mach Grant and IAS-STS fellowship to continue this work in Graz.

Mishra, Amrita | India

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009


With a decade-long interest in the sociology of science and technology, Amrita Mishra has chosen to examine the significance of research on biomarkers for the detection of risk of malignancies of the cervix. Her project investigates the possibility of a shift from diagnostics to pre-diagnostics in the case of gynecological cancers globally and also in the Indian context.

Ohme-Reinicke, Annette | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2000/2001


Annette Ohme-Reinicke studied political science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. She was involved in student politics and conducted research into the ongoing forms of social protest movements there. She completed her doctoral work in 1999 at the University of Flensburg, where she taught sociology, concentrating on themes such as critical theory, feminism, and the critical sociology of technology.

Peissl, Walter | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2000/2001

1985: degree in business management and sociology at the University of Graz, then consumer policy adviser at the Federal Ministry for Family, Youth and Consumer Protection, and the Society for Consumer Information;

1992: doctoral thesis on employee sociology;

Pellegrino, Giuseppina | Italy

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009

Research Interests
Science and Technology Studies with particular reference to Information and Communication Technologies in organizational settings; mobility, technological mediation and mobile communication; media studies; media and everyday life; organization studies; technologies and knowledge in scientific laboratories; gender and communication.

Since 2006: Lecturer in Sociology of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Calabria (Italy).

Petersen, Helen | Sweden

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009


Helen Peterson received her doctor’s degree in Sociology in 2005 at Uppsala University, Sweden. Her main fields of work concern the links between the construction of gender and the assessment of technical competence in work organizations. She has studied how gendered work ideals influence career possibilities for women and men in various technical work settings: in the Swedish engineering industry, in the IT business and in engineering research in the academic sector.

Pobol, Anna | Belarus

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2003/2004

Anna Pobol was born in 1979 in Minsk. She entered the Economic Department of the Belarusian State University in 1996, and graduated with distinction as an economist and lecturer in economics in 2001. For the preparation of her thesis she received support from the Stefana Batorego Foundation for a stay at the Warsaw Higher School of Economy, from October 2000 to January 2001.

Rothschild, Joan | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005


Joan Rothschild, educator and author, is best known for her work in the field of “gender and technology.” She is author-editor of Machina Ex Dea: Feminist Perspectives on Technology published in 1983; guest editor of Technology and Feminism, special issue of Research in Philosophy and Technology (1993); author of Teaching Technology from a Feminist Perspective (1988); and author-editor of Design and Feminism: Re-Visioning Spaces, Places, and Everyday Things (1999).

Stockinger, Michael | Austria

Fellow at IAS-STS: 1999/2000

Michael Stockinger (Mag.phil.) was born in 1973, studied English and French Literature and Linguistics at the KF University Graz and is currently working on his research project "Technology and the Text - The Interplay of Information Technology and Contemporary Narrative" (with Alen Vitas).

Tchalakov, Ivan | Russia

Fellow at IAS-STS 2002/2003


Ivan Tchalakov was Fellow at IAS-STS in 2003. Ivan Tchalakov graduated in 1988 from the Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS); thesis on classical sociology of knowledge. He is working in the field of sociology of science and economics of technical change.

Toren, Nina | Israel

Fellow at IAS-STS 2004/2005


Nina Toren is professor of sociology in the School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from the Hebrew University, and a Ph.D degree from Columbia University in New York.

Voss, Jan-Peter | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2003/2004

Jan-Peter Voß is policy analyst and project leader at the Öko-Institut e.V. (Institute for Applied Ecology) in Berlin. He studied political science and economics at Freie Universität Berlin and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Wallnöfer, Doris | Italy

Fellow at IAS-STS: 2000/2001

Doris Wallnöfer (Mag. Phil.) was born in 1973 in Schlanders/Silandro, Italy. Academically educated in the fields of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Vienna, she graduated in 1999 and is currently working on her dissertation on the concept of war, its connections with politics and its transformation through technology. Since 1999 she has been editor of the journal sinn-haft.

Werle, Raymund | Germany

Fellow at IAS-STS 2003/2004

Raymund Werle is a principal research associate with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies at Cologne, Germany. His research is focused on the interaction of institutional and technological innovations, in particular in the information and telecommunications technology industry and in biotechnology. Earlier research includes the development and the international standardization of telecommunications and data networks, the Internet in particular, and their structural and societal consequences.

Zivian, Anna | USA

Fellow at IAS-STS 2008/2009

Anna Zivian is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research studies the role of subnational government in regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Europe and the United States. A former elected official at the local level in Colorado, she is particularly interested in the role of local government in environmental and agricultural policy.