Prof. Dr. Estrid Sørensen

Academic and Professional Postitions


Since July 2016

Professorship for Cultural Psychology and Anthropology of Knowledge, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum



Junior Professor for Cultural Psychology and Anthropological Knowledge in the Mercator Research Group “Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge: Production and Transfer” and the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


August 2008 – June 2010

Assistant Professor at Danisch School of Education, Aarhus University, Department for Learning


December 2007 – December 2009

Scientific co-ordinator of the Collaboratory: Social Anthropology and Life Science at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin



Alexander von Humboldt Award to study German cultures of regulation of children’s access to new media at the Chair for Sociology of Technology (Prof. Dr. Werner Rammert) at the Technical University in Berlin



Ph.D degree granted on basis of thesis: “STS goes to school – Spatial Imaginaries of Technology, Knowledge and Presence”, Department of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Examiners: Prof. Nick Lee, Keele University, UK; Prof. Vinciane Despret, Liege University, Belgium and Prof. Morten Nissen, University of Copenhagen



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Office hours: During the semester Wednesdays 15-16 hrs in GB 04/149. Please contact Mrs Irene.Scamoni-Selcan[at] for an appointment.


Selected Publications

Schubert, C. & Sørensen, E. (2016). “Encounters, Lone Travellers or Productive Differences: Media Studies and STS in Germany” in Technoscienzia 7(1)


Sørensen, E. (2016). Cultures of Video Game Concerns in a Comparative View: Report of a Two-Day Workshop" in FQS 17(2): Art.17.


Sørensen, E. (2015). „Menschliche Präsenz: Versuch eines post-humanistischen Ansatzes zum Menschsein“, in Meyer & Jörissen (Hrsg.): Subjekt - Medium – Bildung. VS-Verlag. S. 171-189.