Jan-Hendrik Passoth

ENS/Viadrina, Germany


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Jan-Hendrik Passoth is Professor of Sociology of Technology and head of the Science & Technology Studies group at the European New School for Digital Studies at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. After studying sociology, political science, and computer science and earning a doctorate in Hamburg, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Bielefeld and Berlin and head of a research group at the Munich Center for Technology in Society in Munich, as well as a visiting scholar at Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, and Stellenbosch University. His research focusses on the role of digital infrastructures for democracy and politics, on software development as responsible social practice and on the possibilities of intervention in and critique of digitization projects through critical design.