Technology & Diversity


The Chair of "Technology and Diversity" at the Institute of Sociology deals with the manifold interactions between human diversity and technical innovations. In various projects, the staff of the chair investigates how technology shapes and changes categories of diversity, and what influence diversity has on the development and application of technical innovations. One focus of research is on biotechnological and biomedical developments, especially in the fields of genetics, genome research, neuroscience and related technologies. With regard to diversity, we do not only focus on gender issues. Rather, we like to expand the field of German diversity research and to address the entire spectrum of diversity, for example, questions of social origin and ethnicity, age and aging, disability, religion, and the difference between social and biological gender.

Further focal points in research and teaching are cultural sociological issues, medical sociology, (qualitative) methods of empirical social research, social problems and social control, security research, visual sociology, and science and technology studies.



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Universitätsprofessor Dr. Torsten H. Voigt Phone: +49 241 80 96036
Fax: +49 241 80 92160
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Visiting Professor
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Hofmänner
Phone: 0241 80 94817
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Dr. Nina Amelung Phone: +49 241 80 96093
Fax: +49 241 80 92160
Secretary's office Gaby Jenske Phone: 0241 80 96093
Fax: 0241 80 92160
Dr. Bettina Paul Phone: +49 241 80 96093
Fax: +49 241 80 92160
Dr. Sylvia Kühne Phone: +49 241 80 96093
Fax: +49 241 80 92160
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Larissa Fischer M. A.Phone: +49 241 80 96093
Fax: +49 241 80 92160
Dr. Nil Uzun-Weidner
Ira Zöller
Ira Zöller M.A.Phone: +49 241 80-94817

Projects of the chair for technology and diversity


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