EDUCATION

2013—2018, Doctor of Philosophy, Science & Technology Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada. Dissertation: Break, Make, Retake: Interrogating the Social and Historical Dimensions of Making as a Design Practice. Committee: Edward Jones-Imhotep (S), Jan Hadlaw, Garnet Hertz.

2009—2011, Master of Arts, Media Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Thesis: “Augmenting Human Intellect:” Evolution of the Internet and New Media as Logical “Extensions of Man”. Supervisor: Wolfgang Ernst.

2002—2007, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Medien- und Informationswesen, Hochschule Offenburg, Germany. Thesis: Production of a short feature film “Erblicken”.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

2017—2018, Provost Dissertation Award
2013—2017
, Ontario Trillium Scholarship
2018
, Graduate Development Fund, York University
2017, Graduate Development Fund, York University
2016, Design Research Society Student Research Bursary
2016, Research Cost Fund, York University
2016, Fieldwork Cost Fund, York University
2016, Graduate Development Fund, York University
2013, York Graduate Scholarship, York University
2006, Graduate Scholarship of the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the State Baden-Württemberg

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Research associate, LEONARDO - Zentrum für Kreativität und Innovation, Nuremberg Institute of Technology (Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm), 10.2018 - ongoing.

Course instructor, Seeing the Line: An Inquiry into the Line as a Knowledge and Design Element (Seeing the Line: Rekonstruktion der Linie als Wissens- und Gestaltungselement), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Fall 2018.

Guest instructor, lecture: “Tacit Knowledge, Expertise, and Automation,” Undergraduate course: „Tacit Knowledge“ — Zur Wissensgeschichte des Nicht-Wissens, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Course instructor: Jason Papadimas. June 28, 2017.

Course instructor, Mathematical Foundations in Media Studies (Mathematische Grundlagen der Medienwissenschaft), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Summer 2013.

Teaching assistant, York University:
2016—2017, Physics for World Leaders and Informed Citizens (NATS 1945), Robin Metcalfe.
2014 (summer), History of the Environment (NATS 1510), Ian Slater.
2013—2014Computer, Information and Society (NATS 1700B), Robert Levine.

Research and graduate assistant
2014—2016Edward Jones-Imhotep, Science & Technology Studies, York University. Setup of STS digital fabrication research lab; bibliographic research on the history of photographic production facilities and technical drawing practices; logistics and liaison for two academic conferences. 

2015—2016, Kids DIY Media Research Project, University of Toronto. PIs: Sara Grimes, Deborah Fields. Research project on mapping trends and policy implications of children’ creative cultural production online. Qualitative content analysis, case studies, project management. 

2010—2011, Media Theory Chair (Wolfgang Ernst), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Organization and coordination of weekly research colloquium “Medien, die wir meinen”; website administration; bibliographic research for chair publications; design and layout for book publications.

2003—2004, Audio-Video-Lab, Hochschule Offenburg. Technical assistance in audio-visual-production.

WORKSHOPS

12.2017, "Zusammen-Bau-Workshop" (Critical making workshop on smart cities infrastructure), prepared for and held at research project "Smarter Together", Munich Center for Technology in Society, Department of Architecture, Technical University of Munich, Germany.
08.2015, Volunteer Instructor, 3D printing workshop for children, Maker Festival, Toronto.
11.2014, Designer for TalkBox Project Manual (GaMaY Lab, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University) and Workshop Instructor, Maker Festival, Toronto.

SERVICE & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Assistant Editor, 4S BackchannelsSTS Commentary from North America, Europe, and Australia, 2018–2020.
Co-President & Treasurer, Science & Technology Studies Graduate Student Association (STS GSA), York University, Toronto, 2015–2016.
Research Workshop Coordinator, Science & Technology Studies Graduate Program, York University, Toronto, 2015—2016.
Council Representative YUGSA, STS GSA, York University, Toronto, 2014–2015.
Co-organizer, Annual STS graduate conference, York University, Toronto, 2014.
Liaison & co-organizer for the Norwegian National Researcher-Training School in Berlin (2011). 
Conference Volunteer: 4S Conference, Boston, MA (2017), 4S Conference, Denver, CO (2015), NEXT Berlin, Professional conference on digital technologies, Berlin, Germany (2012), re:publica, Conference on social media, blogs and the digital society, Berlin (2012), IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Basel, Switzerland (2011).

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Social Studies of Science (4S)

  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

  • Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

  • Design Research Society (DRS)