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Dr Juliane Jarke

: Dr Juliane Jarke


Building/room: Ecotec 5, Am Fallturm 1 (FZHB, IFW, ITB, TAB) (ECO5) 3.88
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 565 86

Phone: +49-421-218-56586

E-Mail: jarke[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

E-Mail: jarkeprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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.

Research interests

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)