Research

In the tradition of Science and Technology Studies, I see technology as a mediator for knowledge and action. In this capacity, it plays a key role in how social order is imagined, produced, and maintained.

In my research, I investigate how the implementation of new technological tools transforms these processes.

To do so, I focus on security organizations and explore their rationales and practices that are co-constituted between the technological and the social.

I consider it important to understand how professionals think about security and enact it with and through technological means such as data sharing, algorithmically supported intelligence production, or biometric identification.

To explore the lifeworlds of security professionals, I prefer to employ qualitative empirical methods that allow me to capture the formation of socio-technical relations in a detailed, in-depth fashion.

My current research engages predictive policing as well as the role of large-scale databases in European law enforcement and border control.

In the past, I have conducted studies on aviation security, research governance, as well as science and innovation policy.

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