Dr. Josefine Raasch


Josefine Raasch has a background in Social Anthropology and Education, (Magister Atrium from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) and in Science and Technology Studies (PhD at Swinburne University, in Melbourne, Australia). Her main research interest lies in the generation of knowledge. In her recent work, Josefine engaged with the generation of knowledge among children and teenagers; currently, she investigates differences in knowing and doing democracies. 



Since 2015

Member of the editorial board of EASST Review, Journal of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology


Since 2013

Postdoctoral research fellow and scientific coordinator of the inSTUDIES project ‘Professional Documenting Practices: how children are described’ in the Mercator Research Group ‘Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge: Production and Transfer’ at the Ruhr-University Bochum




Universitätsstr. 150                                         
44801 Bochum                                               
FNO 01/132 (moving to GD 1/247 on November 6, 2018)
Phone +49 (0)234 32 27643



Office hours: by arrangement

Research Areas

Science and Technology Studies (STS), Anthropology of Knowledge, Ethnography, Generating Knowledge(s), Differences, Knowing and Doing Differences in Democracies


Farías, Ignacio and Josefine Raasch (Eds.) ‘Doing STS in Europe: EASST Review 2015', European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), 2016.


Josefine Raasch, Estrid Sørensen: Helen Verran. Pionierin der Postcolonial Studies, in: M. Wiesner, D. Lengersfeld (Hrsg.) Schlüsselwerke der Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung. Wiesbaden (2014) VS Verlag.


Josefine Raasch: Making History. The enactment of historical knowledge in the classroom. PhD Thesis, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australien (2013).