Dr. Kay Felder

Former Research Associate

Science and Technology Policy

Studies in sociology and communication science at the University of Vienna (graduation with master diploma in sociology 2010, completion of bachelors in 2007 and 2008). 2019 doctoral degree in science studies (supervisor Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Felt) at the University of Vienna. 2008-2015 researcher and lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies of the University of Vienna. 2012 Research stays at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and Goldsmiths, University of London. Since December 2016 researcher and lecturer at the MCTS, TU München.

  • Public Understanding of Science
  • Temporalities in biomedical contexts
  • Practices of biomedical research, treatment, and health promotion
  • Valuation practices and changes in knowledge cultures


  • Penkler, M., Felder, K., & Felt, U. (2019). Challenging Diversity: Steering Effects of Buzzwords in Projectified Health Care. Science, Technology, & Human Values, online first. doi:10.1177/0162243919841694
  • Felt, U., Felder, K., & Penkler, M. (2017). How Differences Matter: Tracing Diversity Practices in Obesity Treatment and Health Promotion. Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(1), 127-142. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12446
  • Felder, K., Felt, U., & Penkler, M. (2016). Caring for Evidence. Research and Care in an Obesity Outpatient Clinic. Medical Anthropology, 35(5), 404-418. doi: 10.1080/01459740.2015.1101100
  • Penkler, M., Felder, K., & Felt, U. (2015). Diagnostic Narratives: Creating Visions of Austrian Society in Print Media Accounts of Obesity. Science Communication, 37(3), 314-339. doi: 10.1177/1075547015575791
  • Felt, U., Felder, K., Öhler, T., & Penkler, M. (2014). Timescapes of Obesity: Coming to Terms with a Complex Socio-Medical Phenomenon. Health:, 18(6), 646-664. doi: 10.1177/1363459314530736
  • Felder, K. (2010). Gewichtige Erzählungen. Diplomarbeit, Universität Wien
  • RESET Internship, together with Zinaida Vasilyeva


  • Müller, Ruth and Kay Felder “Evidence for Excellence? How ERC Reviewers Attribute
    (Non-)Excellence to Researchers“. Konferenz “EASST“. Vortrag, Lancaster University, 25.-28.07.2018.
  • Müller, Ruth and Kay Felder “Evidenz für Exzellenz? Wie Gutachter/innen des ERC Exzellenz erkennen“. DGS-Kongress. Vortrag, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 24.-28.09.2018.
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science [4S]
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology [EASST]
  • MCTS Austria