Social Studies of Science and Technology

Markus Hoffmann, M.A. M.A.

- Research Associate -

Office HBS 7 | Katharina Busch
Building Hardenbergstraße (HBS), 1. Stock, linker Seitenflügel
Room HBS 127
Address Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin

Short CV

Markus Hoffmann is a social scientist (MAMA) with a focus on science and technology studies (STS) and Japanese studies. He studied at the University of Vienna and at Hosei University (Tokyo). In his master's theses he worked on the one hand on university rankings in Japan and their influence on students' perception of the 'quality' of universities and on the other hand on the relationship between concepts and the empirical in Japanese STS publications in the context of the international scientific community.

Since 2020 he is a research assistant at the TU Berlin and is working in the two DFG projects "FUFAF - Functions and Consequences of Unemployment in Researchers' Careers" and "EPAC - Effects of pandemic-related disruptions on academic careers". The projects investigate the field-specific effects and ways of handling unemployment and restrictions induced by the COVID-19 pandemic respectively. A particular focus is put on the effects of these phases on the content of research and practices of scientific knowledge production.

Academic education

Since 2020 - Research assistant, Research group Social Studies of Science and Technology (Prof. Dr. Jochen Gläser) in the projects "FUFAF" und "EPAC", Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology, TU Berlin
2017-2019 MA Science-Technology-Society, University of Vienna
2017-2020 Student assistant, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
2017-2022 MA Japanese studies, University of Vienna
2015-2016 Study abroad, Hosei University, Tokyo
2013-2017 Bachelor study in Astronomy, University of Vienna
2012-2017 BA Japanese studies, University of Vienna

Research interests

  • Qualitative interviews and analysis
  • Science and Technology studies (especially academic institutions and a regional interest in Japan)
  • Academic careers and knowledge production

 

Presentations

  • "Identifying epistemic properties of fields", 2023 4S Conference - Sea, Sky, an Land: Engaging in Solidarity in Endangered Ecologies", Honolulu, 08.-11. November 2023
  • "The asymmetrical circulation of concepts in STS", STS-Hub - "Circulations: Towards encounters amongst STS scholars in Germany", Aachen, 15.-17. March 2023
  • "The impact of disturbed research conditions on research and career goals", Lorentz Workshop - "Curricula vitae as reproductive interfaces in research", Leiden, 12.-16. December 2022 & Colloquium of the institute for science in society, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 20. December 2022
  • "The bibliometricreconstructionofresearchbiographiesextensiontothe social sciences and humanities", 2022 EASST Conference - "Politics of Technoscientific Futures", Madrid, 06.-09. July 2022
  • "The impact of disturbed research conditions on the achievement of set research and career goals", CWTS Lecture Series, Leiden, 12. November 2021, with Susanne Wollin-Giering (TU Berlin) - digital Talk-
  • "Losing touch? Inclusion of unemployed researchers from a discipline-specific perspective", Baltisch-Deutsches Hochschulkontor-Workshop "Inclusion in Local and International Academic Communities", Vilnius, 28.-29. October 2021, with Susanne Wollin-Giering (TU Berlin) - digital Talk-
  • "Careers in and during crisis: The impact of disturbed research conditions on the achievement of set research and career goals", Congress of the German Sociological Association and the Austrian Sociological Association - "Post-Corona-Gesellschaft? Pandemie, Krise und ihre Folgen", Vienna, 23.-25. August 2021, with Susanne Wollin-Giering (TU Berlin) - digital Conference-
  • "Stelle los, aber nicht arbeitslos? Funktionen und Folgen von Arbeitslosigkeit in den Karrieren von Forscher*innen (Konferenzposter)", 40. Congress of the German Sociological Association - "Gesellschaft unter Spannung", Berlin, 14.-25. September 2020, with Susanne Wollin-Giering (TU Berlin) - digital Conference-
  • "Understanding Academic Ability through Numbers: Hensachi as a Double Ranking of People and Institutions", 2020 EASST & 4S Joint Conference - "Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds", Prague, 18.-21. August 2020 - digital Conference-
  • "Unemployment = exclusion?", 2020 EASST & 4S Joint Conference - "Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds", Prague, 18.-21. August 2020, with Susanne Wollin-Giering (TU Berlin) - digital Conference-

Publications

  • Hoffmann, Markus (2020): "Akademische Fähigkeit in Form von Zahlen: Hensachi als doppeltes Ranking von Personen und Universitäten", in David Chiavacci and Iris Wieczorek (Ed.): Japan 2020: Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. München: Iudicium, 283-315.
  • Hoffmann, Markus (2017): "Onmyōdō in der Edo-Zeit", MINIKOMI: Austrian Journal of Japanese Studies 86, 48-56.