Tanja Schneider

Tanja Schneider

Tanja Schneider

Prof. Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Technology Studies
Technology Studies
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses Science and technology studies (STS)
Fields of research
  • Neuroturn in the social sciences
  • Digitalisation of everyday life
  • FoodTech and the future of food
  • Autonomous systems in the making and societal implications
  • Governance and accountability
Further fields of research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Digital activism and data activism
  • Digital Health
  • Sustainability
Education
  • 2004 - 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Discipline of Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1999 - 2003 Master in Business Administration and Economics (lic.oec. HSG, equivalent to M.A.), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Professional Career
  • Since 08/2019: Associate Professor for Technology Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 10/2018 -04/2019: Chair and professor of sociology of technology and sustainable development (ad interim), University of Passau, Germany (winter semester 2018/19)  
  • 2015-2019: Senior lecturer in Sociology, Institute of Sociology (SfS-HSG), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (temporary leave 10/18-04/19)
  • 2008: Research Associate and casual lecturer, Science Studies Programme, University of Basel, Switzerland

Teaching Activities

Selected courses taught at University of St. Gallen since autumn semester 2015:

  • Sociology of Science, Technology and Innovation (Assessment, Critical Thinking, 2 SWS)
  • Haben oder Sein: Soziologische Perspektiven auf das Leben in der Konsumgesellschaft (To have or to be: Sociological perspectives on life in a consumer society) (Bachelor, Contextual Studies, 4h per week)
  • Experiencing Technologies (Bachelor, Kontextstudium, 4 SWS) mit Prof. Dr. Johanna Gollnhofer (SoM, HSG) 
  • Food politics and the limits of markets (Master, Contextual Studies, 2h per week)
  • Forschen für die Masterarbeit: Qualitative Forschungsmethoden zum Verfassen einer Masterarbeit (Master, Contextual Studies, 2h per week)
  • Demokratie in der Digitalen Gesellschaft (Democracy in a digital society) (Master, Contextual Studies, 2h per week) with Prof. Dr. Tina Freyburg (SEPS, HSG)
  • Organizations and Digital Activism (MOK, 4SWS) 
  • Die Zukunft des Essens (The future of food - public lecture series)
Projects
  • 2019-2023: FoodCoach: Societal Implications of Digital Receipt-based Diet Monitoring & Interventions jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF, Switzerland) and the National Research Foundation (NRP, Korea) under their Korean-Swiss Science and Technology programme (Principal Investigator) 
Affiliations
  • Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology and Society (STS-CH), co-president since winter 2017 (with Nicholas Stücklin, University of Lausanne)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), member
 
Editorial Board Editorial review board: Consumption, Markets & Culture
Research Cooperation
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