As a graduate student, I began to establish interdisciplinary ties with colleagues from other fields. Today, I’m part of a broad interdisciplinary network with fellow researchers and practitioners from Media and Communication, Sociology, Computer Science, Robotics, Design, Science and Technology Studies and Socio-Gerontology.
Following my PhD, I joined a research group with focus on participatory design and research of the „Internet of Things“. In this group, I focussed on the methodologies of „Living Labs“ and Co-Design and conducted several field phases. In 2018, I received a grant by the German ministry of education and research (BMBF) to establish a „CityLab“ in Chemnitz.
In 2019, I co-founded the „Network for Integrated Research“, which is part of the German federal High Tech Strategy and started an interdisciplinary research project on alternative robots for care. As an advocate for transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, I try to sensitize research policy and public funders for the chances and challenges of integrating people in technology development.
Since 2022 I have the distinct honor and pleasure to lead the junior professorship „Sociology with a focus on Technology“ at the TU Chemnitz.