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As I am taking a sabbatical, a mentoring of BA- or MA-dissertations is not possible until February 2024.
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Since my studies of psychology at the University of Copenhagen I have been wondering about how materiality contributes to shaping social life and how the social sciences can become better in grasping this. Inspired by Science & Technology Studies I soon came to appreciate the ability of ethnographic micro-analytical studies to provide insights into the socio-material configurations of practices. I have done such in-depth studies of digital health programmes, of virtual environments in an educational context and of computer games across science, law, game design, family and situations of play. Characteristic to my work is its comparative component. This often comes out of juxtaposing digital and non-digital practices, as well as looking into practices of different domains and infrastructures and how they configure together their sameness, differences and continuities through exchanges, tensions and boundary work. In my current work I attend to the socio-material shaping of psychological science as well as the configuration of IT-security and privacy.
Since July 2016:
Professor 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
2008 – 2010:
Assistant Professor at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Department for Learning
2008 – 2010:
Scientific co-ordinator of the "Collaboratory: Social Anthropology and Life Science" at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Department for Sociology of Technology, Technical University, Berlin
Gorur, R., Sørensen, E., & Maddox, B. (2023). Standardisierung des Kontexts und Kontextualisierung des Standards: Die Übertragung von PISA auf PISA-D. In M. J. Prutsch (Ed.), Wissenschaft, Zahlen und Politik (pp. 325-356). Cham, Schweiz: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-23073-8_14
Kocksch, L., & Sørensen, E. (2023). Investigating the Sustainability-Cybersecurity Nexus in HCI as a Practical Problem: Submission to Workshop WS27: HCI for Climate Change: Imagining Sustainable Futures. Bochum: Ruhr-Universität Bochum. https://d-nb.info/1296812146/34
Sørensen, E., & Laser, S. (2023). Towards Artful Sustainable Integration of IT Infrastructures. In P. Jankowski, A. Höfner, M. L. Hoffmann, F. Rohde, R. Rehak & J. Graf (Eds.), Shaping Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society. Contributions from Bits & Bäume (pp. 87-90). Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin.
Laser, S., Pasek, A., Sørensen, E., Hogan, M., Fehrenbacher, J., Hepach, M. G., Çelik, L., & Kumar, K. R. (2022). The environmental footprint of social media hosting: Tinkering with Mastodon. EASST Review 41(3).
Schmutzler, J., & Sørensen, E. (2022). Playing with fire. Re-identification hacks and organisational micro-politics (Nr. 4) [Podcast-Episode]. In Hacker Cultures: The Conference Podcast.
Sørensen, E., & Schank, J. (2022). Categorizations of World War II in Videogames. Eludamos, 13(1). https://eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/article/view/6893
Özkula, S. M., Lompe, M., Vespa, M., Sørensen, E., & Zhao, T. (2022). When URLs on social networks become invisible : Bias and social media logics in a cross-platform hyperlink study. First Monday, 27(6).
Laser, S. & Sørensen, E. (2021). Re-imagining river restoration: Temporalities, landscapes and values of the Emscher set in a post-mining environment. Berliner Blätter: Ethnographische und Ethnologische Beiträge: 84, 21-34.
Sørensen, E., & Kocksch, L. (2021). Data Durabilities: Towards Conceptualizations of Scientific Long-Term Data Storage. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 7(1), 12-21.