Education

2016: Habilitation
Privatdozentur & venia legendi: "Allgemeine Soziologie" @ University of Konstanz.
Habiltationsschrift: "Wissenschaftliches Wissen über die wirtschaftliche Zukunft - Eine Soziologie der Wirtschaftsprognostik"

Tutors: Thomas Kirsch, Karin Knorr Cetina, Alex Preda, and Thomas Scheffer

2006: Dr.
Dr. rer. soc. oec., Sociology @ University of Graz.
Dissertation thesis: "Methoden, Institutionen, Karrieren. Österreichische Konjunkturforschung im soziologischen Vergleich."

Tutors: Christian Fleck & Alan Scott

2002 Mag.
Mag. rer. soc.oec., Sociology @ University of Graz.
Minor subjects: political science, philosophiy, and contemporary hoistory with special focus on the Southeast of Europe.
Diploma thesis: ",Sonne, Strand, Meer, Krieg' - Stereotype Vorstellungen und Bilder 'des Balkans'" (click here to download the diploma thesis.)
Tutor: Peter Gasser-Steiner

Employment

From September 2012 until now I am a researcher at the University of Konstanz and the DFG Priority Program 1505 "Mediatized Worlds".

From October 2010 to September 2011 I had a post-doc fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (Germany).

From October 2007 to September 2010 I was member of the FB History & Sociology at the University of Konstanz (Germany).

From September 2005 to October 2007 I worked as assistant professor (WMA I) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).

Before I came to Innsbruck I was research assistant (January 2004 to September 2005) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz (Austria) and worked in a research project led by Christian Fleck.

From 2000 to 2001 I was teaching assistant (Studienassistent) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Graz (Austria).

Up from 2000 I co-operate with different institutions to fulfill leading functions in applied social science research projects (e.g. in co-operation with scan - agentur für markt- und gesellschaftsanalytik, Joanneum Research, management consultancies, SOS Children's Villages, etc.).

Between 2001 and 2004 I worked in several projects at the Universities of Graz and Vienna. In most of the cases it was my job to analyse quantitative data.

Memberships

I'm a member of the Society for Social Studies of Science , the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, the European Association for the Study of Science & Technology (EASST), and of the American Sociological Association.

Grants & Awards

2007: "SOWI im Dialog"-arward, University of Graz (best dissertation)
2006: Theodor-Körner Forschungsförderungspreis
2005: Forschungsförderungsstipendium der Universität Graz
2001: Forschungsförderungsstipendium der Universität Graz

1996 civilian service

1994-1995 Betriebswirtschaftslehre (2 terms)
1990-1994 Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium Hasnerplatz with main focus on musical education

1976 born & raised in Graz (Austria)