Dr Juliane Jarke
Ecotec 5, Am Fallturm 1 (FZHB, IFW, ITB, TAB)
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 565 86
Member in the ZeMKI Lab: "Information Management and Media"
Social Studies of Technology
Since September 2014 I am postdoctoral researcher in the Information Management Group in the Faculty of Mathematics/Informatics at Bremen University. My post-doc research project is entitled: Open government data practices: the example of civic hacking. From December 2013 to August 2014 I worked as a research associate at the “Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation” at Lancaster University.
In 2013 I completed my PhD in „Organisation, Work and Technology” at Lancaster University Management School with a thesis entitled “Performances of Associations: Sociomaterial orderings and configurations of a European eGovernment ‘community of practice’”. Prior to my PhD studies I earned degrees in MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster University, 2007); MA Philosophy (Hamburg University, 2008) and BSc Informatics (Hamburg University, 2005). I have worked as a research fellow in public sector consulting and participated in a number of European eGovernment projects. In 2008 I completed a five-months traineeship with the European Commission DG Information Society and Media related to research in data infrastructures. Since June 2009 I serve as an independent expert to the European Commission within the areas eInfrastructures and Digital Science.
Inspired by the ever-growing entanglement of social objectives and technological tools as their means of implementation and facilitation, I am interested in the ways socio-technical systems work and are made to work by looking at the interactions of people, technologies, organisation and practice. The themes I have engaged in cover technology-mediated collaboration across boundaries, social and innovative media technologies and public sector innovation projects.
My research intersects the boundaries of Organisation Studies and Information Systems Research. Conceptually I draw on Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular Actor-Network Theory (ANT). Methodologically I have adopted an ethnographic approach which requires in-depth, longitudinal qualitative research.
My specific research domains cover:
- Public sector transformation and innovation;
- Organising, knowing and learning in large-scale, technology-mediated communities;
- Big data and data infrastructures in virtual research communities.
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)