Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner

Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology

Anthropology of Science and Technology

  • PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Juniorprofessor Urban Anthropology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Professor for the Anthropology of Human-Environment Relations, HU Berlin, Germany

Planetary health and medicine, climate adaptation, ecological anthropology, sustainability, science and technology studies, urban anthropology.

  • Torres, Itzell, and Jörg Niewöhner. 2023. „Whose energy sovereignty? Competing imaginaries of Mexico’s energy future.“ Energy Research & Social Science 96:102919. doi:
  • Ocaklı, Beril, and Jörg Niewöhner. „Making and unmaking gold as a resource. Resistant socionatures in Maidan, Kyrgyzstan.“ Geoforum 131:151-162.
  • Niewöhner, Jörg. 2022. „Infrastructure.“ In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology.
  • Niewöhner, Jörg. 2021. „Making Evidence in the Future Perfect. Provincialising climate impact science in the quest for more-than-human liveability.“ Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung 46 (2):35-58.
  • Cornejo P., Sascha, and Jörg Niewöhner. 2021. „How Central Water Management Impacts Local Livelihoods: An Ethnographic Case Study of Mining Water Extraction in Tarapacá, Chile.“ Water 13 (24):3542.
  • Niewöhner, Jörg, and Margaret Lock. 2018. „Situating local biologies: Anthropological perspectives on environment/human entanglements.“ BioSocieties 13 (4):681-697. doi:
  • Niewöhner, Jörg, Antje Bruns, Helmut Haberl, Patrick Hostert, Tobias Krüger, Christian Lauk, Juliana Lutz, Daniel Müller, and Jonas Nielsen, eds. 2016. Land use competition. Ecological, economic and social perspectives. Edited by Emilio F. Moran, Human-Environment Interactions. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Niewöhner, Jörg. 2016. „Co-laborative anthropology: crafting reflexivities experimentally.“ In Etnologinen tulkinta ja analyysi. Kohti avoimempaa tutkimusprosessia, edited by Jukka Jouhki and Tytti Steel, 81-124. Helsinki: Ethnos.
    • Niewöhner, Jörg. 2015. „Epigenetics: localizing biology through co-laboration.“ New Genetics and Society 34 (2):219-242. doi: 10.1080/14636778.2015.1036154.
    • Beck, Stefan, Jörg Niewöhner, and Estrid Sørensen. Science and Technology Studies. Eine sozialanthropologische Einführung. Edited by Jörg Niewöhner and Martin Döring, MatteRealities / VerKörperungen. Bielefeld: transcript.
    • Niewöhner, Jörg. 2011. „Epigenetics: Embedded bodies and the molecularisation of biography and milieu.“ Biosocieties 6 (3):279-298. doi: 10.1057/biosoc.2011.4.

    Roepstorff, Andreas, Jörg Niewöhner, and Stefan Beck. 2010. „Enculturing Brains through Patterned Practices.“  Neural Networks 23 (8-9):1051-1059.

  • MA Science and Technology Studies
  • MA Responsibility in Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Anthropology of science and technology
  • Adaptation to climate change in urban settings
  • Science and Society, Public Science, Public Engagement
  • Planetary Health and Medicine
  • Ethnography
  • Editor
  • Journal: BioSocieties
  • Journal: Science & Technology Studies
  • Book Series: MatteRealities (transcript)
  • Book Series: Science and Technology Studies (Nomos)