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.
|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
|MA Science-Technology-Society, University of Vienna
|Student assistant, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
|MA Japanese studies, University of Vienna
|Study abroad, Hosei University, Tokyo
|Bachelor study in Astronomy, University of Vienna
|BA Japanese studies, University of Vienna