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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | IRI THESys | IRI THESys | People | Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner

Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner

Director
Ethnographic long-term social ecological research

 

  • Urbanisation & Socio-Technical Change
  • Anthropology of Science, Technology and Expertise
  • Ethnography of infrastructure
  • Ethnographic Methods
     

Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner is the director of IRI THESys. He holds a PhD in environmental sciences from the University of East Anglia from 2001. In 2004, he joined the Institute of European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to develop the Collaboratory: Social Anthropology and Life Sciences. He now holds a chair in Social Anthropology of Human-Environment Relations. He conducts ethnographic research at the intersection of science and technology studies, social anthropology and environmental sciences focusing particularly on the qualities of urbanisation, social-ecological change and metabolic and market dynamics. He also serves on the board of the Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies.

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