Dr. Tanja Paulitz

Dr. Tanja Paulitz

Sage 5711

March 23, 2011 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

She holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Kassel, Germany. Her second book, Vom Maschinenwissenschaftlter zum 'Mann der Tat'. Zur Soziologie technikwissen- schaftlichen Wissens, 1850-1930 (engl. translation of the title: From the Scientist of Machinery to the 'Man of Action'. Toward a Sociology of Engineering Scientific Knowledge, 1850-1930), was recently completed and will be published in 2011.

Presently, she works on historical as well as more current forms of "Boundary Work" in the discourse and cultures of engineering and science from a gender studies perspective. A two-year grant from the Austrian National Science Fund (FWF) finances the research project "Gendering Boundary Work in Engineering" (Feb. 2010 – Jan. 2012) under her leadership. The research project "Negotiations of Gendered Boundaries in Science" (Nov. 2011 – Apr. 2012) is funded by the Federal State Styria and the science cluster NAWI Graz and is also a result of her initiative.

Her main fields of research are: science and technology studies, engineering studies, gender studies, internet and virtual collaboration, design theories und constructivism, transformation of work, theories of subjectivity and modernity.

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