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Science, Technology and Society Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary research field concerned with how science and technology shapes and affects society and vice versa. The field has existed for roughly 50 years and emphasizes empirical studies of science and technology as practices. This means that knowledge and technology is seen as products of heterogeneous, situated, contingent and ‘messy’ processes in which social actors, materiality, other technologies, concepts and theories take part. The field of STS draws on extensive resources such as constructivism, post structuralism, process philosophy, social anthropology, critical theory, actor network theory, feminist studies, ethnography, work place studies, phenomenology and others.

At the centre, STS forms a methodological and conceptual resource for studying the role of technology and especially IT in a range of everyday and work life settings. STS helps us attend to the more or less visible and trivial aspects of the interaction between human actors and technologies. Our research often focuses on how humans and technologies forms - or attempts to form – functioning assemblages capable of action. The meticulous and tedious work of making something work is one of our central concerns.

The STS centre was established in 2000 and has over the years hosted a range of substantial national and international conferences, seminars and guests.

On behalf of the centre,

Researchers

Anders Albrechtslund

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Claus Bossen

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Peter Danholt

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Anne Mette Felsted Juhl

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby

Postdoc School of Culture and Society - Department of Anthropology

Kalle Kusk Gjetting

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Louise Nørgaard Glud

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Centre for Science-Technology-Society Studies

Anne Henriksen

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Media and Journalism Studies

Amanda Karlsson

Postdoc School of Communication and Culture - Scandinavian Studies

Peter Lauritsen

Professor with Special Responsibilities School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Timo Leimbach

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Annette Markham

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Astrid Meyer

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Srihari Hulikal Muralidhar

Research Assistant School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Finn Olesen

Associate Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Kasper Ostrowski

School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Mikkel Rask Pedersen

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Gabriel Pereira

PhD Student School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Kasper Hedegård Schiølin

Assistant Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies

Pablo Rodrigo Velasco González

Assistant Professor School of Communication and Culture - Department of Digital Design and Information Studies


Research areas

  • Healthcare practices and technologies
  • Surveillance practices and technologies
  • Organization, work and technology
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Governance, performance and technology
  • Social media and methods
  • Self-tracking and subjectivity
  • Empowerment and technology
  • Design practices and participation
  • Project management and innovation
  • Constructivism, democracy and normativity

Publications from our members


What Danish STS are doing

19/01 - 2022 | Uncategorized

PhD position in the STS of stem cell research

Application deadline: 13 February 2022 Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies and reNEW (the Novo Nordisk Center for translational stem cell research) are happy to advertise a new...

12/01 - 2022 | Uncategorized

DASTS 2022

DASTS 2022 is taking place in Aarhus, Denmark. The organizing committee is happy to announce the theme, keynotes and call for papers for DASTS 2022! Read all about it at...

3/01 - 2022 | Uncategorized

Open 2 yr postdoc position in critical data visualization, Linköping...

This position is formally located at Tema Genus, Linköping University, and is a collaboration between Professor of visualization Miriah Meyer (https://miriah.github.io) and Prof of gender and...

8/12 - 2021 | Uncategorized

PhD position in AI & Society at the STS dept., Technical University of Munich

Deadline for application: 7 January, 2022 Ruth Müller (TUM) and Maja Horst (DTU) are seeking a doctoral researcher to join our team for the project “Responsible Innovation Communication in AI...

29/11 - 2021 | Uncategorized

Workshop: Critical Technological Pedagogies as Future Making

When: 10th December, 2021, 9:00-14:00Where: IT University of Copenhagen ETHOS Lab will host a panel and workshop to explore how the approaches we take in pedagogical design also tell us about the...