Dr. Andrea Schikowitz

Postdoc

Sociology of Science

Since September 2018 Post-Doc at the Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair of Sociology of Science at the Technical University of Munich. Research associate at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Research associate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna (collaboration in the project “Transdisciplinarity as Epistemic Culture and Practice”; 2017 doctorate in Sociology/Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna (dissertation title: „Choreographies of Togetherness. Re-Ordering Collectivity and Individuality in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Austria”, supervised by Ulrike Felt). Studies of sociology and political sciences at the University of Vienna.

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Epistemic cultures and practices within and beyond science
  • Encounter of diverse forms of knowing
  • Analysis of interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and participatory research
  • Identity and community
  • Appropriation of urban space, living, housing and cities

Selection

  • Schikowitz, Andrea (2019): Creating Relevant Knowledge in Transdisciplinary Research Projects – Coping With Inherent Tensions. Journal of Responsible Innovation: 1-21.
  • Schikowitz, Andrea (forthcoming): ‘Being a Good Researcher in Transdisciplinary Research – Identity Beyond Community?’; Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook “Community and Identity”, guest editors: Karen Kastenhofer and Susan Molyneux-Hodgson.
  • Leixnering, Stephan; Schikowitz, Andrea; Meyer, Renate; Hammerschmid, Gerhard (2018): Multiple Shades of Grey: Opening the Black Box of Public Sector Executives’ Hybrid Role Identities. In: Byrkjeflot, Haldor; Engelstad, Fredrik (Eds.): Bureaucracy and Society in Transition. Comparative Perspectives, Comparative Social Research, vol. 33
  • Felt, Ulrike; Igelsböck, Judith; Schikowitz, Andrea and Völker, Thomas (2016): Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Practice. Between Imaginaries of Collective Experimentation and Entrenched Academic Value Orders. Science, Technology and Human Values 41(4):732-761.
  • Leixnering, Stephan; Schikowitz, Andrea; Meyer, Renate (2016): Austria: Nothing is Different, but Everything‘s Changed, In: Hammerschmid, G., Van de Walle, S., Andrews, R. & Bezes, P. (Editors). Public Administration Reforms in Europe: The View from the Top. Edward Elgar.
  • Felt, Ulrike; Igelsböck, Judith; Schikowitz, Andrea and Völker, Thomas (2013): ‘Growing Into What?’ The (Un-)Disciplined Socialisation of Early Stage Researchers in Transdisciplinary Research. Higher Education 65/4: 511-524.
  • Felt, Ulrike; Igelsböck, Judith; Schikowitz, Andrea and Völker, Thomas (2012): Challenging Participation in Sustainability Research. International Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science 1/1: 4-34.

Current Courses

Focus:

  • Science- and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Epistemic cultures and practices within and beyond science
  • Science and publics, controversies

Selection

  • Schikowitz, Andrea; Pohler, Nina (2020): Relational creation of alternative organizations in collaborative housing in Vienna, full paper and presentation at the 36th EGOS Colloquium, July 1-3, 2020, Hamburg (virtual).
  • Weller, Kevin; Schikowitz, Andrea (2020): Urban Living Labs as ‘jack of all trades devices’. Choreographies of innovation, collaboration and transformation, presentation at the 4S/EASST 2020 conference, 18-22 August, Prague (virtual).
  • Schikowitz, Andrea; Sörgel, Franziska (2019): Wie kommt Leben in Living Labs? – Zwischen lokalen Ökosystemen und transformativen Zukunftsräumen. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, 25-30 September 2019, Kiel/Germany.
  • Schikowitz, Andrea; Schuster, Paula; Tost, Jordi; Woznica, Marcel (2019): PROTOTYP – Wie öffnen und schließen Prototypen mögliche Zukünfte? Symposion Prototyping Futures, 13 July 2019, Potsdam/Germany.
  • Schikowitz, Andrea (2019): Making sense of social living – knowledge practices of co-housing groups in Vienna. IBA Research Lab Sommer School: The social in social housing, 16-20 September 2019, Vienna/Austria
  • Felt, Ulrike; Focher, Maximilian; Öchsner, Susanne; Schikowitz, Andrea (2018): The Science in Society Laboratories: Training students to analyse contemporary techno-scientific controversies and develop policy recommendations. EASST 2018 conference, 25-28 July 2018, Lancaster/England.
  • Schikowitz, Andrea (2018): Articulating societal relevance and scientific relevance in transdisciplinary research projects. Annual Symposium of Science and Technology Studies “Ideals and practice of interdisciplinary research”, 14-15 June 2018, Tampere/Finland.
  • Schikowitz, Andrea (2017): Narratives of ‘Being a Good Researcher’ in Transdisciplinary Research – Identity Beyond Community? Community and Identity in Contemporary Technosciences, 16-18 February 2017, Vienna/Austria.
  • STS Austria prize for the best publications by young researchers in 2020 (for the dissertation “Choreographies of Togetherness. Re-Ordering Collectivity and Individuality in Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research in Austria”)

  • January 2016 – June 2017: Schaumayer Scholarship of the Vienna University of Economics and Business