Tanja Schneider

Tanja Schneider

Tanja Schneider

Prof. Ph.D.
Permanent Lecturer in Sociology
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 and data activism
  • 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
  • 2015-2019: Senior lecturer in Sociology, Institute of Sociology (SfS-HSG), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (temporary leave 10/18-04/19)
  • 10/2018 -04/2019: Chair and professor of sociology of technology and sustainable development (ad interim), University of Passau, Germany (winter semester 2018/19) 
  • 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)
  • Food, Culture and Society (Bachelor, Contextual Studies, 4h per week)
  • 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)
  • What advertising tells us about society (Bachelor, Contextual studies, 4h peer week)
  • 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
  • Organisations and Digital Activism (MOK, 4SWS) 
  • Die Zukunft des Essens (The future of food - public lecture series)
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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