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Junior Professorship in Sociology of Technology with Specialization in Internet and New Media

Profile of the Junior Professorship of Sociology with Specialization in Technology

In teaching and research, we deal with the relationship between people and technology. This involves the use of modern, primarily Internet-based technologies in both professional and private contexts. The social consequences of this use also play an important role.

On the one hand, we address fundamental questions, such as the mutual influence of the Internet and society or the limits of the Internet. On the other hand, we are interested in the causes, manifestations, and consequences of current phenomena such as digital labor, the hidden web, or the automation of communication through algorithms.

Methodologically, we prefer to work with qualitative social research methods.

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