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Kastenhofer Karen

Research profile

I hold a Master in Biology and PhD thesis in Science and Technology Studies. I am currently senior scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Technology Assessment. My main focus is on responsible governance of biotechnologies as well as on the role of expertise in risk controversies (agri-biotechnology, CRISPR/Cas-9, neuroenhancement, mobile communication technology). Recently, I conducted a trans-continental online survey on the Covid-19 pandemic among academics.

Specialisation and expertise

As a Science & Technology Studies scholar and Technology Assessment practitioner, I mostly do qualitative research, including ethnography, qualitative interviews and discourse analysis. I refer to concepts such as epistemic cultures, scientific communities, technoscience, innovation regimes, risk cultures or risk governance. With my online-survey on Covid-19, I was interested in expert opinions from diverse disciplines and countries on side-effects, opportunities and potentials for preparedness pertaining to the current and future pandemics.

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1030 Vienna, Austria

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