Head of the BMBF Junior Research Group

Sociologist

Office:
University of Siegen
Faculty III
BMBF junior research group KONTIKAT
Campus Unteres Schloss
Kohlbettstr. 17
Room US-G 001
57072 Siegen, Germany

(due to the Covid-19 pandemic, preferably email):

Email: maren.schorch(at)uni-siegen.de

Phone: +49 (0) 271/ 740 – 2424

Office hours: On appointment

 

Vita

  • Head of the BMBF junior research group „KONTIKAT“ (Civil and business continuity in extreme events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 11/2017
  • Postdoc in the BMBF junior research group „KONTIKAT“ (Civil and business continuity in extreme events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 06/2017
  • Researcher of the Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen, since 08/2016
  • Project leader and researcher, EU-Project “TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers”, University of Siegen, 2013-2016
  • Research assistant of the management of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, 2012-2013
  • Research assistant and coordinator of the research group “Communicating Disaster”, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University (Organisers: Prof. Dr. Jörg Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Heike Egner, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf), 12/2009 – 09/2012
  • Lecturer in qualitative social research methods, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, 2008-2010
  • Research assistant and lecturer in Sociology, University of Trier (chair of Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), 2002-2008
  • Erasmus delegate for Sociology, representative of the non-professorial teaching staff of Sociology at the faculty council, University of Trier, 2002-2008
  • Research assistant and mentor of the research project “Adolescents. A Comparison of Urban and Rural Communities” (Organiser: PD Dr. Waldemar Vogelgesang), University of Trier, 1999-2000
  • Student assistant, chair for Sociological Theory (Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), University of Trier, 1998-2001
  • Volunteer, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Cheltenham, Great Britain, 1994-1995

Research Interests

  • Qualitative disaster research
  • Qualitative social research methods
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Dealing with health and sickness

Projects

  • BMBF junior research group „KONTIKAT“, University of Siegen: https://www.KONTIKAT.de (since 06/2017)
  • Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/projects/a05/ (since 08/2016)
  • TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers (2013-2016)
  • ZiF-research group “Communicating Disaster”, ZiF, Bielefeld University, 2009-2012
  • “Arranged Marriages of Muslim Migrants in Germany”. Research group “Migration and Segregation Trier”, 2006-2010
  • Organiser of the students’ research project “Transnationality: Chance or/and Crisis?”, University of Trier (qualitative study), 2007-2008
  • Organiser of the interdisciplinary students’ research project “Social Capital and Career Entry of University Graduates”, University of Trier (qualitative and quantitative Study; with Karoline Krenn), 2004-2005
  • Research assistant of the research project “Adolescents and Traditions”, University Trier (organisers: Waldemar Vogelgesang, Jörgen Schulze-Krüdener, qualitative study), 1998-1999

Research outline

What concepts of continuity and (socio-technical, economic, etc.) change can be observed and described in everyday practices in small and medium enterprises, but also generally in the civil society in Siegen and surroundings? How can we relate such concepts to the individual perception of crisis, their respective resilience, and if any the corresponding preparation (emergency stocking, networking/cooperation, information gathering, etc.)? Most of the previous works in the context of disaster research and prevention highlight guidelines and recommendations for actions provided by BOS (authorities and organizations responsible for security), the top-down perspective whereas this research project focusses the individual perspective.

Publications

2021

Hussain A. Syed, Marén Schorch, Sam A. Ankenbauer, Sohaib S. Hassan, Konrad Meisner, Martin Stein, Sascha Skudelny, Helena Karasti, Volkmar Pipek (2021): Infrastructuring for organizational resilience: Experiences and perspectives for business continuity. In: Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies – Workshops, EUSSET (ISSN 2510-2591), link, doi:10.18420/ecscw2021-wsmc02

Heike Egner, Marén Schorch (2021) Gesellschaftliches Lernen im Kontext von Extrem-ereignissen, in: Carsten Felgentreff, Thomas Glade (Hrsg.) (2021): Naturrisiken und Sozialkatastrophen, 2. Auflage, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer (in print).

2020

Marén Schorch, Fabienne Seifert, Hussain Abid Syed, Christoph Kotthaus, Volkmar Pipek (2020): Doing CSCW Research in Small and Medium Enterprises: Experiences, Options and Challenges, Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centered Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies , Workshop Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591). link , doi:10.18420/ecscw2020_ws02

Hussain A. Syed, Marén Schorch, Volkmar Pipek (2020): Disaster Learning Aid: A chatbot centric approach for improved organizational disaster resilience, In: WiP Paper – Enhancing Resilient Response in Inter-Organizational Contexts: Learning from Experience. Proceedings of the 17th ISCRAM Conference – Blacksburg, VA, USA May 2020, pp. 448-457. Syed_Schorch_Pipek_2020_DisasterAid_ISCRAM2020

Qinyu Li, Peter Tolmie, Anne Weibert, Marén Schorch, Claudia Müller, Volker Wulf (2020):
E-Portfolio: value tensions encountered in documenting design case studies, in: Ethics and Information Technology 23, pp. 89-93. Springer. link, doi:10.1007/s10676-020-09533-3

2019

Marén Schorch (2019): Identity revisited. Selbstthematisierung und Positionierung in qualitativen Interviews. Fallanalysen von Personen mit transnationalen Biografien, Reihe: „Interkulturelle Studien“, Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. (im Druck).

Marc-André Kaufhold, Margarita Grinko, Christian Reuter, Marén Schorch, Amanda Langer, Sascha Skudelny, Matthias Hollick (2019): Potentiale von IKT beim Ausfall kritischer Infrastrukturen: Erwartungen, Informationsgewinnung und Mediennutzung der Zivilbevölkerung in Deutschland, Proceedings of the WI 2019: Internationale Konferenz für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Siegen, S. 1054-1068. 2019_KaufholdGrinkoReuteretal_KritischeInfrastrukturenErwartungen_WI

2018

Konstantin Aal, Marén Schorch, Esma Ben, Hadj Elkilani, Volker Wulf (2018): Facebook and the Mass Media in Tunisia, In: Media in Action. Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media. Issue 3/ 2018, pp. 137-170. PDF, url

Susanne Hensely-Schinkinger, Marén Schorch, Hilda Tellioglu (2018): Using cultural probes in the sensitive research setting of informal caregiving. A case study, In: i-com – Journal of Interactive Media 17(2), pp. 103-117. doi:10.1515/icom-2018-0010

2017

Christian Reuter, Marc-André Kaufhold, Marén Schorch, Jan Gerwinski, Christian Soost, Sohaib S. Hassan, Gebhard Rusch, Petra Moog, Volkmar Pipek, Volker Wulf (2017): Digitalisierung und zivile Sicherheit: Zivilgesellschaftliche und betriebliche Kontinuität in Katastrophenlagen (KontiKat), in: Gero Hoch, Hildegard Schröteler-von Brandt, Angela Schwarz, & Volker Stein (Hrsg.): Sicherheit (DIAGONAL Jahrgang 38). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2017,
S. 207-224. Link

Matthias Korn, Volkmar Pipek, Marén Schorch, Matthew Bietz, Carsten Østerlund, Rob Procter, David Ribes, Robin Williams (2017): E-Infrastructures for Research Collaboration: The Case of the Social Sciences and Humanities., CSCW 2017 – Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, pp. 415-420. doi:10.1145/3022198.3022655

Marén Schorch, Claudia Müller, Johanna Meurer (2017): Cultural Probes: The best way to go for PD in sensitive research settings? A methodological reflexion, in: Manuel Burghardt, Raphael Wimmer, Christian Wolff, Christa Womser-Hacker (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2017, Workshopband, S. 73-78, Regensburg: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., doi:10.18420/muc2017-ws02-0304

Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch, David Struzek, Marleen Neumann (2017): Technology Probes als Mittel zur Unterstützung der Technik-Aneignung, In: Manuel Burghardt, Raphael Wimmer, Christian Wolff, Christa Womser-Hacker (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2017, Workshopband, S. 87-93, Regensburg: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., doi:10.18420/muc2017-ws02-0318

David Struzek, Marleen Neumann, Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch, Dominik Hornung (2017): Aneignungshilfen für Senioren-Projektpartner – am Beispiel Google Drive, in: Manuel Burghardt, Raphael Wimmer, Christian Wolff, Christa Womser-Hacker (Hrsg.): Mensch und Computer 2017, Workshopband, S. 249-253, Regensburg: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., doi:10.18420/muc2017-mci-0349

Stickel Oliver, Konstantin Aal, Marén Schorch, Dominik Hornung, Alexander Boden, Volker Wulf, Volkmar Pipek (2017): Computerclubs und Flüchtlingslager. Ein Diskussionsbeitrag zur Forschungs- und Bildungsarbeit aus praxistheoretischer Perspektive, in: Nikola Langreiter, Klara Löffler (Hrsg.): Selber machen. Diskurse und Praktiken des „Do it yourself“, S. 149-169, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. doi:10.14361/9783839433508

2016

Marén Schorch, Lin Wan, David Randall, Volker Wulf (2016): Designing for Those who are Overlooked. Insider Perspectives on Care Practices and Cooperative Work of Elderly Informal Caregivers, In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing – CSCW ’16, San Francisco, USA, pp. 785-797, doi:10.1145/2818048.2819999

Katja Neureiter, Claudia Müller, Markus Garschall, Marén Schorch, Lex van Velsen, Dominik Hornung (2016): Challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communicating practices, In: Proceedings of the COOP 2016 – Symposium on challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society, International Reports on Socio-Informatics 13(3), S. 5-20, Bonn: IISI – International Institute for Socio-Informatics, pdf

Foad Hamidi, Claudia Müller, Melanie Baljko, Marén Schorch, Myriam Lewkowicz, Abigale Stangl (2016): Engaging with Users and Stakeholders: The Emotional and the Personal, in: GROUP ‘16 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work 2016, New York, NY, USA, pp. 453-456. doi:10.1145/2957276.2996292

Katja Neureiter, Claudia Müller, Markus Garschall, Marén Schorch, Lex van Velsen, Dominik Hornung (2016): Challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communicating practices, In: Proceedings of the COOP 2016 – Symposium on challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society, International Reports on Socio-Informatics volume 13 (issue 3) 2016, Bonn: IISI – International Institute for Socio-Informatics 2016,
pp. 5-20. pdf

2015

Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss (2015): Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns, New York/London: Routledge. Link, doi:10.4324/9780203794678

Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss (2015): Introduction: Can Societies Learn From Calamities?, in: Heike Egner, Marén Schorch and Martin Voss (eds.): Learning and Calamities. Practices, Interpretations, Patterns. New York/London: Routledge 2015, pp. 1-23. doi:10.4324/9780203794678

Heike Egner and Marén Schorch (2015): Learning and Calamities – What Have We Learned? Steps Towards an Integrative Framework. In: Heike Egner, Marén Schorch and Martin Voss (eds.): Learning and Calamities. Practices, Interpretations, Patterns. New York/London: Routledge 2015, pp. 291-302. doi:10.4324/9780203794678

2014

Hilda Tellioglu, Myriam Lewkowicz, Aparecido Fabiano, Pinatti De Carvalho, Ivan Breškovic, Marén Schorch (2014): Collaboration and coordination in the context of informal care (CCCiC 2014), in: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), pp. 339-342. doi:10.1145/2556420.2558862

Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch und Rainer Wieching (2014): PraxLabs as a Setting for Participatory Technology Research and Design in the Field of HRI and Demography. In: Workshop Position Paper, Workshop „Socially Assistive Robots for the Aging Population: Are we trapped in Stereotypes?“, Human-Robot Interaction Conference 2014, CITEC, Bielefeld Universität/University. Mueller_Schorch_Wieching_PositionPaper_HRI14_Workshop_2014

2013

Volker Wulf und Marén Schorch (2013): Digitale Medien: Neue Wege politischer Partizipation? Web 2.0 und Social Media in der Tunesischen Revolution. Ein Bericht aus Sidi Bouzid, In: Ulrike Davy und Manuela Lenzen (Hrsg.): Demokratie morgen. Überlegungen aus Wissenschaft und Politik. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2013, S. 71-91. doi:10.14361/transcript.9783839423875.71

Andrea Hense and Marén Schorch (2013): Arranged Marriages as Support for Intra-ethnic Matchmaking? A Case Study on Muslim Migrants in Germany, In: International Migration 51(2), pp. 104-126. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00631.x

2012

Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Sarah Hitzler, Jörg Bergmann, Volker Wulf (2012): Communicating Disaster. A Case for Qualitative Approaches to Disaster Research. Report of a Research Group at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, in: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 41(3), pp. 247-255. Zeitschrift_für_Soziologie_2012_Communicating_Disaster_A_Case_for_Qualitative_Approach

Marén Schorch, Heike Egner, Dieter Neubert (2012): Learning from Calamities? Reflexions and Evaluations of the Outcomes of our Research Year, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 1/2012,
pp. 14-17. ZiF_Mitteilungen_2012-1_Reflections

Sarah Hitzler and Marén Schorch (2012): Dealing with the Disasters of Others. Closing Conference of the ZiF Research Group “Communicating Disaster”, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 2/2012, pp. 33-37. ZiF_Mitteilungen_2012_2_Dealing_with_the_disaster_of_others

Sarah Hitzler, Marén Schorch, Heike Egner, Jörg Bergmann, Volker Wulf (2012): Communicating Disaster – Six maxims for a new take on disaster research, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 3/2012,
pp. 4-10. ZiF_Mitteilungen_2012_3_Six_Maxims

2011

Jörg Bergmann, Sarah Hitzler, Marén Schorch (2011): Tagungsbericht: ZiF- Forschungsgruppe „Communicating Disaster“: Inauguration Conference, in: Zeitschrift für Soziologie 40(2),
S. 165-168. Zeitschrift_für_Soziologie_40_Communicating_Disaster_Intro

Marén Schorch und Sarah Hitzler (2011): Communicating Disaster: Kick-off-Tagung, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 1/2011, S. 14-15.

Marén Schorch und Sarah Hitzler (2011) Communicating Disaster: Eröffnungstagung, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 2/2011, S. 43-46.

Marén Schorch und Gebhard Rusch (2011): Medien in der Katastrophe – Katastrophe in den Medien. Bericht eines Workshops, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 3/2011, S. 70-72.

Marén Schorch (2011): Communicating Disaster: Workshop Reports, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 3/2011, S. 11-12.

Marén Schorch (2011): Narrative Verdichtungen transnationaler Biographien in qualitativen Interviews, in: Teresa Tschech (Hrsg.): Nationale und europäische Identität im Spannungsfeld weltgesellschaftlicher Orientierung, Vorträge zum Doktorandenkolloquium vom 12.-17. September 2010 in der Villa Vigoni, S. 71-84. M_Schorch_Narrative_Verdichtungen

2010

Marén Schorch und Sarah Hitzler (2010): Communicating Disaster: Vorstellung der Forschungsgruppe, in: ZiF Mitteilungen 3/2010, S. 6-9.

2009

Marén Schorch (2009): Rituelle und symbolische Inszenierung von Zugehörigkeit. Das sorbische Osterreiten in der Oberlausitz, in: Herbert Willems (Hrsg.): Theatralisierung der Gesellschaft. Band 1: Soziologische Theorie und Zeitdiagnose. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009,
S. 331-354. PDF doi:10.1007/978-3-531-91442-8_14

Marén Schorch (2009): Diskussionsbericht: Semantiken – Diskurse – Konzepte, in: Peter Strohschneider (Hrsg.): Literarische und religiöse Kommunikation in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. Germanistisches DFG-Symposion 2006, Berlin: de Gruyter S. 272-281.

2007

Alois Hahn and Marén Schorch (2007): Technologies of the Will and their Christian Roots, in: Sabine Maasen, Barbara Sutter (eds.): On Willing Selves. Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2007, pp. 53-76. doi:10.1057/9780230592087

Alois Hahn und Marén Schorch (2007): Tests und andere Identifikationsverfahren als Exklusionsfaktoren, in: Antje Gunsenheimer (Hrsg.): Grenzen, Differenzen, Übergänge: Spannungsfelder inter- und transkultureller Kommunikation. VolkswagenStiftung. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag 2007, S. 253-268. PDF doi:10.14361/9783839407943-017

2001

Waldemar Vogelgesang, Iris Eisenbürger, Alexander Haubrichs, Marén Schorch (2001):  Meine Zukunft bin ich! Alltag und Lebensplanung Jugendlicher, Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag.

 

Organisation of workshops and conferences (selection)

  • Workshop „Infrastructuring for organizational resilience: Experiences and perspectives for business continuity“ (with Hussain A. Syed, Sam A. Ankenbauer, Sohaib S. Hassan, Konrad Meisner, Martin Stein, Sascha Skudelny, Helena Karasti and Volkmar Pipek), ECSCW 2021 (European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work), June 2021, University of Zurich, virtual conference
  • Track „Exploratory Papers” (with Ingrid M. Erickson, Syracuse University, U.S.), ECSCW 2020 (European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work), 15-17 June 2020, University of Siegen, Germany (virtual due to coronavirus pandemic)
  • Workshop „Doing CSCW Research in Small and Medium Enterprises. Experiences, Options and Challenges“ (with Fabienne Seifert, Hussain A. Syed, Christoph Kotthaus and Volkmar Pipek), ECSCW 2020 (European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work), 13 June 2020, University of Siegen (virtual due to coronavirus pandemic)
  • Track 9: „Krisen- und Kontinuitätsmanagement“ (with Stefan Stieglitz und Christian Reuter), WI 2019: Konferenz für Wirtschaftsinformatik, Siegen, Germany, February 2019
  • Workshop Series “Ethnography in Co-operation” (Organisation with Mathias Decuypere, Samira Ali Reza Beigi, and Inka Fürtig), University of  Siegen, Germany and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, since 2019
  • Workshop Digital Platforms – Boundary Infrastructures, SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation (with Sebastian Gießmann, Carolin Gerlitz, Hendrik Bender, Claudia Müller, Sigrid Baringhorst, Mundo Yang, Dagmar Hoffmann, and Wolfgang Reißmann), 2-3 November 2017, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Workshops Doing interdisciplinary research (Gestaltungslabor), biweekly workshop of the CRC (Collaborative Research Centre) 1187 “Media of Cooperation” (with Matthias Korn, Gaia Mosconi, and Claudia Müller), University of Siegen, Germany, 08/2016-02/2018
  • ACM CSCW Workshop E-Infrastructures for Research Collaboration: The Case of the Social Sciences and Humanities (with Matthias Korn, Volkmar Pipek, Matthew Bietz, Carsten Østerlund, Rob Procter, David Ribes, and Robin Williams). Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2017, Portland, USA
  • ACM GROUP Workshop Engaging with Users and Stakeholders: The Emotional and the Personal (with Foad Hamidi, Claudia Müller, Melanie Baljko, Myriam Lewkowicz, and Abigale Stangl). Conference GROUP ’16, November 2016, Sanibel Island, FL, USA
  • Symposium Challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communication practices (with Lex van Velsen, Markus Garschall, Katja Neureiter, Claudia Müller, and Dominik Hornung). Conference COOP 2016, Mai 2016, Trento, IT
  • Regular Workshops of the EU-BMBF research project TOPIC, 2014-2016
  • ACM CSCW-Workshop Collaboration and Coordination in the Context of Informal Care (with Hilda Tellioğlu, Myriam Lewkowicz, Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, and Ivan Brešković), Baltimore, USA, February 2014
  • Conference Dealing with the Disasters of Others, Closing conference of the research group “Communicating Disaster”, Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 26-27 January 2012
  • Workshop Collective Intelligence and Crisis (with Monika Büscher), European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Arhus University, Denmark, September 2011
  • Workshop Learning from Calamities? Reflexions and evaluations of the outcomes of our research year (with Heike Egner), Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 28-29 July 2011
  • Workshop Learning from Calamities. Interpretative Patterns and Practices of Communication on Disasters (with Heike Egner and Martin Voss), Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, January 2012
  • Workshop New Social Media (with Monika Büscher), Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, April 2011
  • Conference Communicating Disaster: Inauguration Conference, Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 13-15 January 2011
  • Workshop Communicating Disaster: Kick-Off,  Center for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, November 2011
  • Colloquium Sociology in an interdisciplinary dialogue, chair:
    Alois Hahn, University of Trier, Germany, 2002-2008

 

Talks at conferences (selection)

  • “Crisis Preparedness, Cooperation, and Resilience against the Backdrop of Digitalisation”, Research Network „Disaster, Conflicts, and Social Crisis, ESA 2021 (Conference der European Sociological Association), Barcelona, ES
  • „Prävention durch betriebliches Kontinuitätsmanagement (BCM) in KMU und individuelle (Not-)Bevorratung in der Zivilgesellschaft“, Neue Ansätze der Prävention: Zivile Sicherheitsforschung, Deutscher Präventionstag 2021, virtual conference
  • „Turning a Blind Eye to Risk and Resilience: Images of Crisis, Transformation, and Emergency Preparedness“  (with Fabienne Seifert) session „Risk, Governance and Emergency Preparedness“, Research Networks 22 – Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty, ESA 2019 (Conference der European Sociological Association), Manchester, UK, 2019
  • „Informal Caregivers and the Impacts of Images of Aging. Insights and Reflections from a Qualitative Study“, Session „Formal and informal care: Consequences of caregiving and receiving“, Research Network 01 Ageing in Europe, ESA 2019 (Conference der European Sociological Association), Manchester, UK, 2019
  • „Resiliente Bürger – resiliente Stadt. Notbevorratung als Aspekt der Selbstvorsorge im Krisenfall“, Ringvorlesung „Resiliente Stadt“, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Germany, 2019
  • Keynote „User Participation in practice-based IT design“, Conference „Emotional Impacts on Cognitive Systems“, FOKOS: ForschungsKolleg Siegen, Germany, 2018
  • „Selbstthematisierung und Positionierung von Personen mit transnationalen Biographien in qualitativen Interviews“, DGS Kongress 2018, Sektion Biographieforschung, Göttingen, Germany, 2018
  • ”There is no such thing as the elderly’. Results and reflection of three co-design research projects with elderly participants from a socio-technical point of view.”, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology 2018, Toronto, RC11 Sociology of Aging, Toronto, 2018
  • “‘Exactly what they need?’. Ethnography in informal care settings”, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology 2018, RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology, Toronto, 2018
  • “Sozio-technische Vernetzung in Katastrophenlagen” (with Marc-André Kaufhold), BMBF Innovationsforum 2018: “Zivile Sicherheit: analog und digital”, Berlin, Germany, 2018
  • “Gestaltung des Designraums an Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit mit Hilfe der Cultural Probes-Methode”, SFB 1187 Ringvorlesung “Kooperation an den Grenzen von Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit”, University of Siegen, Germany, 2018
  • “Negotiation and Presentation of Bodily Perception and Performance in the Design of Supportive Technologies for Older Adults” (with Claudia Müller), Annual conference of the Collaborative Research Centre “Media of Cooperation” 1187 Jahreskonferenz “Varieties of Cooperation. Mutually Making the Conditions of Mutual Making”, University of Siegen, Germany, 2017
  • “Cultural Probes: The best way to go for PD in sensitive research settings? A methodological reflection”, Mensch und Computer 2017, University of Regensburg, Germany, 2017
  • “Kooperation im Kontext von informeller Pflege”, Lecture series of the Collaborative Research Centre “Media of Cooperation” 1187, University of Siegen, Germany, 2017
  • “IT für die alternde Gesellschaft. Neue Technologien und Nutzungspraktiken zur Förderung der Lebensqualität und sozialen Teilhabe”, University of Bremen, Germany, 2016
  • “Designing for Those who are Overlooked. Insider Perspectives on Care Practices and Cooperative Work of Elderly Informal Caregivers”. 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), San Francisco, USA, 2016
  • Plenary talk “Can societies learn from disasters and catastrophes?”, Conference “From Opportunity to Action: Bridging the Gap between Disaster Reduction and Development through Science(s), Technology and People Centred Actions”, DwD 2013 together with the 4th Conference of the IDRiM Society 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, 2013
  • “Introductory Talk: Communicating Disaster: Framing a New Research Program” (with Heike Egner), Conference “Dealing with the Disasters of Others”, Closing conference of the research group “Communicating Disaster”, Centre for interdisciplinary research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld, Germany, 2012
  • “‘Aus Schaden wird man klug – oder nicht?’: Learning and Calamities. Ein interdisziplinäres Buchprojekt, 12. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge. Risiko Lernen – Lehren – Leben, Deutsches Komitee Katastrophenvorsorge e.V., Bonn, Germany, 2012
  • “Expectations and Linguistic Excessively Demands in Transnational Families”, Sociolinguistic Symposium 18: Negotiating Transnational Space and Multilingual Encounters, University of Southampton, UK, 2010
  • “Narrative Verdichtungen transnationaler Biographien in qualitativen Interviews”, Europäisches Interdisziplinäres Doktorandenkolloquium “Nationale und europäische Identität im Spannungsfeld weltgesellschaftlicher Orientierung”, Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Mennagio, IT, 2010
  • “Qualitative Interviews als Biographiegeneratoren”, BGHS-Workshop “Semantiken der (Selbst-) Konstruktion. (Auto-)Biographisches Arbeiten in Soziologie und Geschichtswissenschaft im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert”, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 2010
  • “Are Highly Educated Fathers Protected Against Compatibility Problems? Work-Life-Balance of Professors in Germany” (with Julia Reuter), International Symposium “Fertility and Social Stratification. Germany and Japan in Comparison”, The German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo, JP, 2008
  • “Arranged Marriages in Germany. Inside Perspectives of Muslim Marriage Traditions”, Workshop “Transnationalism, Family Ties, and Migration in Europe”, EAPS Working Group “The Anthropological Demography of Europe”, INED Paris, FR, 2007
  • “Exklusionsgeneratoren. Enthüllung durch Geständnis, Kontrollbeobachtungen und Testverfahren” (with Alois Hahn), Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 485 “Norm und Symbol”, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2007
  • “Self-Description and Ambivalence of Transnational Identities”, Summer School of the Postgraduate Program “Critical Junctures of Globalization”, Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences der University of Leipzig, Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany, 2006
  • “Der Einbürgerungsfragebogen als gatekeeper?’, Interdisziplinäre Podiumsdiskussion: “Der Einbürgerungsfragebogen – Medium der Integration oder Instrument der Diskriminierung?”, University of Trier, Germany, 2006
  • “Tests und andere Identifikationsverfahren als Exklusionsfaktoren” (with Alois Hahn), Tagung der VolkswagenStiftung “Grenzen. Differenzen. Übergänge: Spannungsfelder inter- und transkultureller Kommunikation”, Dresden, Germany, 2006
  • “Mechanismen der Konstruktion von Identität”, Europäisches Internationales Doktorandenseminar “Identitäten in Europa – Europäische Identität”, Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy, 2004

Teaching Experience

European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) 2019, University of Salzburg, AU:

  • Masterclass “Qualitative Methods in CSCW”
  • Masterclass “CSCW Research in Small and Medium Enterprises”

Steinbeis Business University: Emergency management (since 2020)

University of Siegen (2013-2021)

  • Crisis research against the backdrop of digitalisation (Master)
  • Continuity and (IT-)Security in the Context of Digitization Processes (Master)
  • Individual and organisational concepts of continuity, (IT) security and emergency stockpiling (Master)
  • Crisis Management and Crisis Information Systems (with Christian Reuter and Volkmar Pipek) (Master)
  • Qualitative data analysis in CSCW and HCI
  • Social and literary communication of disasters (with Matthias Schaffrick)

University of Bielefeld (2008-2010)

  • Opposites attract! Qualitative interviews about couples and oppositions
  • Qualitative interview practices
  • Qualitative methods counselling
  • Identity revisited? – Qualitative analysis of (auto-)biographical data
  • Basic concepts in sociology
  • Qualitative interviews as biography generators
  • Film analysis
  • “You are always welcome here!” Qualitative methods to the exploration of hospitality
  • Interviews as qualitative social research methods
  • Qualitative methods in migration research

University of Trier (2002-2008)

  • Qualitative methods counselling and supervision
  • Ritual and symbol. Staging of national identity
  • Transnationality: chance or/and crisis?
  • Sociological classics: Norbert Elias and Michel Foucault
  • Sociological conceptions of the self and the other
  • Theories of identity and interculturality
  • Max Weber’s contributions to social and economic history
  • Processes of social exclusion (with Alois Hahn)
  • Secrets and secrecy (with Alois Hahn)
  • Minorities
  • Social capital and career entry of university graduates (with Karoline Krenn)
  • Sociology of health (teaching staff mobility, University of Galway, Ireland)
  • Concepts of (trans-)national belonging
  • Nation and national identity
  • Theodor W. Adorno’s sociology (with Alois Hahn)
  • Sociological classics: Max Weber
  • Sociological classics: Georg Simmel (with Alois Hahn)
  • Norbert Elias: The civilizing process
  • Attitudes towards death and their social conditionality (with Alois Hahn)
  • Theories of identity